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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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Connor Perruccello-McClellan, a senior at Providence Country Day School in Rhode Island, has been vaccinated against HPV, something less than 1 percent of U.S. males can say. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Genetic Test Reveals Unexpected Data

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NBA Hall-Of-Famer Beats Prostate Cancer

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Ramon Maldonado-Cardenas grimaces as he gets a flu shot from pharmacy student Khoa Truong during a health fair in Sacramento, Calif., last October. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Why Is This Year's Flu Season Off To A Slow Start?

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Diet Drug Qnexa Gets Thumbs-Up From FDA Panel

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