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The Question Your Doctor May Start Asking

Ben Tinker (CNN) -- At your next doctor's appointment, amid questions about alcohol, smoking and medications, don't be surprised if you're asked, "How are things at home?"

Roughly one-third of women and one-quarter of men report experiencing some form of domestic violence, also referred to as inter-partner violence, during their lifetime.

While these statistics are alarming, the numbers are almost certainly worse, due to the systematic under-reporting of abuse.

More Lives Being Saved: Cancer Death Rate Drops 20%

Dr. Otis Brawley - (CNN)

The death rate from cancer in the United States has dropped dramatically in the last two decades, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. American cancer death rates have risen consistently since the 1900s; they peaked in 1991 at 215.1 deaths per 100,000 in the population. The 2009 death rate, which just became available, is 173.1 per 100,000. That's a 20% decline in cancer death rates from 1991.

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