Cheney Operation Underscores Heart Transplant Issues

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Aspirin helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, but the jury's still out on cancer. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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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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Is Adding Fiber To Food Really Good For Your Health?

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Controversy Over Stem-Cell Research Keeps Charities On Sidelines

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

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Start Early To Curb Heart Risks For A Lifetime

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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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Singing Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Speak Again

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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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