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Political powerhouse Texas Right to Life is working overtime to try to defeat a compromise measure aimed at improving state laws governing “end of life” medical decisions. But with time running out to get Senate Bill 303 passed, the fight over the legislation has shifted from political to personal.

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Raj Kumari lost vision in her right eye due to measles. She was never vaccinated for the disease.

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A viable treatment option for women who already have breast cancer, mastectomy has become a controversial procedure for women who want to reduce their chances of getting it in the first place.

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Laura Vollset, a Santa Cruz mother of twins, agreed to share her story of recovery from postpartum depression to encourage other mothers to see help.

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This year, there's no political fireworks or high-octane drama like the 2011 fight over women’s health care and abortion in Texas. Democrats will not die on the sword of bringing Planned Parenthood back into the fold, and Republicans will not put up additional barriers to women’s access to care.

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An article in PubMed Health suggests good questions to ask when reading health news. Pretty basic stuff, but true.

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Psychiatrist Omar Manejwala shares his expertise on addiction and compulsive behaviors and why recovery from cravings is mostly about what you start doing, and much less about what you stop doing.

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We are looking for contributors in an attempt to explore male circumcision in all its pros and cons. A new study reveals that circumcision affects the type of bacteria that live on the male sexual organ, which could explain why circumcised men have a reduced risk of contracting HIV.

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A Bakersfield congressman says he has helped to launch an upcoming CDC awareness campaign on valley fever and seeks to spur work on a vaccine.

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A bill advancing through the Texas Legislature could drastically decrease the number of legal abortion facilities in the state.

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