Lipitor, and other cholesterol-fighting drugs like it, will carry new instructions about risks. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Food products need at least 3 grams of fiber to be labeled as a good source of fiber. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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The latest subject in standardized tests for kids: cholesterol. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In the U.S., hospitalized heart attack patients go home sooner than in other countries. They are more likely to return to the hospital within a month of being discharged. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Laurel Fontaine, 16, (left) and her twin sister Heather. When Laurel was 11 years old, she suffered a stroke that destroyed 80 percent of the left side of her brain. The singing therapy helped her regain the ability to speak. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Watson Pharmaceuticals, a maker of generic drugs, is rolling out generic Lipitor, or atorvastatin, under a deal with Pfizer. Bill Gallery/AP hide caption

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Cholesterol-fighter simvastatin, the generic version of Zocor, gets a clean bill of health in an update to a study dating back to '90s. JB Reed/Landov hide caption

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Overweight guys will have even more company in a few years. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas prepares to speak at a dinner in Bettendorf, Iowa, Monday. Two years ago Perry signed into Texas law an insurance mandate covering controversial tests for heart disease. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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