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For the Escarcega family, their worst nightmare becomes a harrowing reality. Their newborn baby is slowly dying from congenital heart disease. Doctors tell them it's the beginning of the end...unless a heart becomes available for transplant surgery. "Heart to Heart" follows Baby David's journey and reflects on the pioneering efforts…
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Part of the Series: Cancer
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Against All Odds
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Breast cancer seems related to a specific lifestyle, diet, age of puberty, the number and spacing of pregnancies. And though the percentage of breast cancer cases has increased in recent years, this program reveals how there is hope in fighting this insidious disease through education, new forms of contraception and…
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Magic Bullets
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