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Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

HAVANA — Daymarys Gonzalez’s first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She had a miscarriage the following year.

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Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

Pregnant women are reflected in a mirror in a unit for high-risk pregnancies in Havana. Cuba says it will soon unveil financial incentives for couples considering starting families.

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Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

Pregnant women take the elevator to go to the dining room at a special maternity unit in Havana. The average Cuban woman had nearly five children in the 1960s, but that number dropped below the replacement rate of two children per woman in 1978 and hasn’t recovered since.

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Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.

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Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health

When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"?

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Pap may someday spot more kinds of cancer

WASHINGTON - For years, doctors have lamented that there's no Pap test for deadly ovarian cancer. Wednesday, scientists reported encouraging signs that one day, there might be.

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Pima Health Dept. gets new director in expanded role

Pima Health Dept. gets new director in expanded role

Physician, researcher and national health-policy adviser Dr. Francisco A.R. Garcia is the new face of public health in Pima County.

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Pima Health Dept. gets new director in expanded role

Pima Health Dept. gets new director in expanded role

Dr. Francisco A.R. Garcia

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House OKs grant limits on abortion providers

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