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Stents: How new technology drives health costs

Heart devices known as drug-eluting stents have added as much as $1.57 billion to U.S. health costs since their introduction in 2003, U.S. researchers said on Monday. Full story

The mission of the US military

   Navy Seal and author of “The Heart and the First,” Eric Greitens explains whether the fight in Afghanistan is all under false pretenses.

Ex-SEAL on living by ‘The Heart and the Fist’

   Scholar and former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, author of “The Heart and the Fist,” speaks with TODAY’s Tamron Hall about the softer and more compassionate side of some of the military’s toughest commandos.

Laura Bush on speaking from the heart

   The famously private former first lady Laura Bush candidly reveals her life in a memoir, “Spoken From the Heart,” and opens up about it with NBC’s Ann Curry and Jenna Bush Hager.

Joannie Rochette opens her ‘heart’ on ice

   The Canadian figure skater, who took home the bronze medal in Vancouver only days after losing her mother to a heart attack, wows fans at Rockefeller rink with her latest skating program, which is part of a new special, “Skate for the Heart.”

Heart’s sister act releases new CD

   Ann and Nancy Wilson, the sister duo behind the rock group Heart, chat about the release of their 13th album, “Red Velvet Car.”

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  Oyster workers lost jobs, but not hope

Making a Difference: More than 40 workers were laid off when the Ameripure Oyster Co. had to shut down operations because of the BP Gulf oil spill, but the company's former employees were equally stunned by the generosity shown to them by complete strangers--including many Nightly News viewers. NBC'

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Cover of Laura Bush's memoir "Spoken from the Heart
Cover of Laura Bush's memoir "Spoken from the Heart

In this book cover image released by Scribner, the cover of Laura Bush's memoir "Spoken from the Heart," is shown. The book will be released on May 4, 2010.