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When Heather Woock was conceived, her mom sought the help of a fertility specialist. What happened next was not what she was led to believe. But it took three decades for it to come to light. Leah Klafczynski for NPR hide caption

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Her Own Birth Was 'Fertility Fraud' And Now She Needs Fertility Treatment

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New Respiratory Virus In China Raises A Lot Of Questions

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Teri Hines says she had a bout of depression during the lead up to menopause in her mid-40s. For many women, the lead-up to menopause can trigger mood issues. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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As Menopause Nears, Be Aware It Can Trigger Depression And Anxiety, Too

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Worries Over Migrants' Mental Health

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We Answer Your Questions About Perimenopause

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A light micrograph of a primitive human embryo, composed of four cells, following the initial mitotic divisions that ultimately transform a single-cell organism into one composed of millions of cells. Science Photo Libra/Getty Images hide caption

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Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns

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Around The Country, Statehouses Expect Another Busy Year For Abortion Legislation

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Jennifer Ford of Oakham, Mass., went through serious postpartum depression after her second pregnancy. She got help from her obstetrician after he connected with a statewide program that supports doctors. Kieran Kesner for NPR hide caption

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'A Lifeline' For Doctors Helps Them Treat Postpartum Depression

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Swine Fever In China Forces Germans To Pay More For Pork

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Vacant rowhouses line a portion of Franklin Square, a formerly redlined neighborhood in Baltimore. New research shows many communities subjected to discriminatory housing practices in the 1930s are hotter today. Ian Morton for NPR hide caption

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Racist Housing Practices From The 1930s Linked To Hotter Neighborhoods Today

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Kratom products are legal in most states and are widely available. But the federal Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration worry that kratom carries the risk of physical and psychological dependency and, in some people, addiction. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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The Kratom Debate: Helpful Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

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Running and other moderate exercise can protect against lifestyle disease. A new study shows training for a marathon slows cardiovascular aging. RichVintage/Getty Images hide caption

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Ready For Your First Marathon? Training Can Cut Years Off Your Cardiovascular Age

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Slow carbs like whole-grain breads and pastas, oats and brown rice are rich in fiber and take more time to digest, so they don't lead to the same quick rise in blood sugar that refined carbs can cause. fcafotodigital/Getty Images hide caption

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You Don't Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb

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People who smoke, vape or use nicotine in any form will not be hired by U-Haul in the 21 states where such hiring policies are legal. boonchai wedmakawand/Getty Images hide caption

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U-Haul's Nicotine-Free Hiring Rule Reflects A Trend That Troubles Workers' Advocates

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2 Boys In Hospital Isolation Forge A Bond Over Legos

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Hospitals Are Encouraged To Do More To Avoid Medical Device Hacking

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Activists Pushing Back Over Air Pollution In Pakistan

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