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    1. What to Know Before You Change Your Breast Size

      You’d like to go up or down a cup size -- or more. You want implants for more curves, or to take some of the pressure off your back with breast reduction surgery. It sounds great. But you’ll want to know what to expect, including how those changes will hold up over time. “Breast augmentation can be

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    2. Essential Nutrients Every Woman Needs

      Any woman who’s ever cared for a newborn can tell you -- it’s a lot of work. But after Amy Brennan had her second child, she says she was so tired she couldn’t function. “I was dealing with crippling fatigue almost to the point of not being able to care for my kids,” she says.  Even more troubling,

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    3. How to Have Healthy Breasts for Life

      No matter your age, to keep your breasts healthy it helps to learn what's normal and what's not. It will put you on the lookout for changes that could be signs of trouble. Just like any part of your body, find out what to expect at different stages of life. "Knowing what your breasts look and feel l

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    4. Lifesaving Tests for Women

      The right screening tests can make a huge difference to your health. Just ask Annette Prete, 66, of Lindenhurst, N.Y.  Every year, for as long as she can remember, she's made sure to get every exam her doctor recommended. When her mammogram results picked up some signs of breast cancer in 2012, she

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    5. Cancer Screening Tests Every Woman Should Get

      As you write up your health to-do list this year, don't forget to ask your doctor which cancer screening tests you need and when to have them. They can help you catch the disease early, when it's easier to treat. A screening test can often find this type of cancer when a lump is too small for you to

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    6. Why Is PCOS Hard to Diagnose?

      As many as 15% of women have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a group of symptoms including irregular periods, excess facial hair, acne, and trouble conceiving. Left unchecked, it can lead to type 2 diabetes and a higher risk of endometrial cancer. Yet 80 years after its discovery, no one has a def

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    7. Better Sleep, Less Stress

      An underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, can make you feel lousy. But there’s plenty you can do to feel better and take away a lot of the stress that comes with the condition. Your day-to-day habits can make a big difference. That means more than just taking your medicine as prescribed.

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    8. What Hypothyroidism Can Do to Your Body

      Hypothyroidism is easy to treat. One pill a day delivers thyroid hormone to your body. But you need to keep up with your treatment if you want to avoid serious complications. Thyroid medication can make many of the problems below go away. But if hypothyroidism is left untreated, here’s what you can

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    9. Hypothyroidism and Your Weight

      When your thyroid hormone levels go down, the number on your scale sometimes goes up. But there are lots of ways you can take control of your weight. Your thyroid gland sends hormones into the bloodstream that help regulate metabolism -- the process that controls how your body uses energy. When you

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    10. Exercises for an Underactive Thyroid

      If you have an underactive thyroid -- a condition called hypothyroidism -- exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. After all, common symptoms like fatigue, swelling, and joint and muscle pain don’t make you want to get up and go. But experts say that physical activity can help you feel bet

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