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In a recent episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, journalist Soledad O'Brien introduces viewers to 24-year-old Logan Davis.

Davis sports a classic hockey helmet haircut: his brown hair is long, reaching to his ears and sticking out to the side. Viewers first see Davis in his element: on the ice, tending a goalie net in his Ohio State Buckeye's college hockey uniform.

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Pregnancy can comes with its risks and complications, but the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is higher than any other developed country. According to ProPublica and NPR, 60 percent of these deaths could have been prevented.

Research points to several causes for why the pregnancy-related fatalities are rising. One issue lies in the healthcare system where there is more focus on babies and less focus on their mothers. 

This Wellness Wednesday we are talking about maternal mortality and Netflix's new movie "To the Bone." 

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For every dietary advice there seems to be equal and opposite advice. Coming up on Wellness Wednesday, a look back at some of our favorite segments. We'll compare six popular diets and look at how they hold up against science. Plus, how new research may help treat eating disorders.