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Lisa Uncles, a certified nurse-midwife who's the acting clinical director of the Family Health and Birth Center in Washington, visits a new mother a day after she gave birth. Clients of the center have fewer premature births, low birth weights and cesarean sections as compared with the city's African-American population overall. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Teaching Black Women To Embrace Breast-Feeding

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President Obama defended the health care overhaul during an NPR interview Wednesday. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza hide caption

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Obama Defends Health Bill Against Attacks From Left

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It has eight sides, which makes it a scientific "abomination," according to chemist Thomas Koop. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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What's Wrong With This Snowflake?

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