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Carolina "Maria" Hurtado in the now abandoned maternity ward of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was sterilized four decades ago. Renee Tajima-Peña hide caption

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Film Portrays A 'Perfect Storm' That Led To Unwanted Sterilizations For Many Latinas

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Church Doctrine Complicates Situation For Pregnant Women In Zika-Affected Areas

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To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

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In the 1960s, posters gave advice to the public on the risk of a pregnant mother transmitting rubella to the fetus. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hide caption

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Zika Virus Reignites Abortion Debate In Brazil

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are displayed at an exhibition on Jan. 28 in Brazil. The mosquitoes can be carriers of the Zika virus. Several cases of the virus have spread to Puerto Rico. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Puerto Rico Health Official 'Very Concerned' About Zika's Spread

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Iris Galvez, a health insurance navigator (right) helps Mary Soliz of Houston, Texas, sign up for her first health plan through the Affordable Care Act on January 28, 2015 at a Houston community center. Courtesy of Iris Galvez hide caption

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Feds Hopeful Hispanics Will Respond As Open Enrollment Comes To A Close

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How Scientists Are Working To Eradicate Zika Mosquitoes

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A long vacant and blighted property was torn down in northwest Rutland this past year. The Rotary Club and other volunteers plan to erect a playground on the property as part of an effort to reclaim a neighborhood hard hit by drugs and crime. Nina Keck/VPR hide caption

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Tragedy Moves A Community To Combat Drug Addiction

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Exposure to visual food cues like food ads can influence eating behavior and contribute to weight gain, a study published in the journal Obesity Reviews found. Nick Amoscato/Flickr hide caption

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater lies unconscious after sustaining a particularly nasty hit to the head during a game against the St. Louis Rams in 2015. The NFL reports there were 271 diagnosed concussions last year. Jeff Haynes/AP hide caption

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