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Ripe for pregnancy? There’s an app with answers

Catholic News Agency

Meet Elina Berglund: a nuclear physicist who will be known as the woman who developed the first natural cycle fertility app that is internationally certified to be as effective as contraception.

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Kasich says phasing out Obamacare "makes no sense"

Associated Press

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he supports repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but thinks a plan floated by Congressional Republicans last week to phase out the expanded Medicaid program that's providing health care coverage to previously uninsured Ohioans is a "very bad idea."

In a Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Kentucky Republican state Sen. Ralph Alvarado sits in the Senate floor in Frankfort, Ky. Alvarado, a medical doctor in the Kentucky Senate, is leading the effort to restrict smoking in a state that leads the country in smoking rates. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)

Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country

- Associated Press

When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit.

Central Maryland inmates launder bras for a cause

- Associated Press

After laundering 1,800 bras, Central Maryland Correctional Facility inmates carefully folded the garments and placed them in boxes destined for Maryland women's shelters. The process was part of the "Bras for a Cause" event organized by Plaza Ford in Bel Air. For every bra collected in October, Plaza Ford contributed $1 to the Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet.

In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo, Tim Cheney, right, and Adrian Hooper, co-founders of Chooper's Guide, a comprehensive addiction treatment program, discuss plans for a trailer they are retrofitting in Walpole, Maine. The mobile unit will provide addiction treatment services to underserved parts of rural Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

With mobile unit, group tackles drug treatment amid crisis

- Associated Press

Two men in long-term recovery from heroin addiction are taking up the challenge of low-cost drug treatment options across the state with a new mobile unit offering services like clean needles and syringes and treatment options.

Oklahoma eighth-grade athlete overcomes paralysis

- Associated Press

Dewey residents have known for a while that it takes a lot to stop Kobe Blackmon in an athletic venue, whether it's football, basketball, baseball or track.

FILE - In this July 28, 2009 file photo, Norma McCorvey, right, the plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit Roe v. Wade, speaks up as she joins other anti-abortion demonstrators inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office on Capitol Hill in Washington.  McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He said she died of heart failure. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

- Associated Press

Using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69.