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  1. Kim Kardashian's Real Life

    Model, actress, socialite, and star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian surprised WebMD the Magazine with her confession that she's actually shy. But that doesn't seem to get in the way of the joy that she gets from actively engaging in life. Whether it's eating cupcakes in bed with b

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  2. He's Not That Into You Anymore? He May Have Low Testosterone

    Your man might be a sex machine now, but don't be surprised if he seems to be running on fumes as he gets older. Around age 40, some men start to have a progressive drop in testosterone, and that can really stall a guy's sex drive as well as indicate and even lead to other health problems. When men

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  3. The Top 8 Secrets You Keep from Your Doctor

    At your annual doctor's checkup, you hop up on the exam table and bare your deepest secrets. You 'fess up about how much alcohol you consume, how many times you smoked last week, the herbal supplements you pop, or the fact that you're battling depression or are anxious about job layoffs at the offic

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  4. Is It Possible to Gross Out Your Doctor? Probably Not

    When a day at the office means performing 15 rectal exams or caring for patients with raging vaginal infections, one has to ask: How do you cope? Who hasn't wondered (and worried) about what goes through the mind of doctors while they perform a thorough exam? After all, doctors often peek under the

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  5. Health Rules You Can Bend

    Eight glasses of water; five to seven servings of fruits and veggies; eight hours of sleep -- just keeping track of health recommendations can be exhausting, let alone following them. Here are 12 health rules that it’s OK -- and sometimes even good -- to break. 1.     Don't eat food that’s fallen on

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  6. Avoiding Falls: Making Your Home Safe if You Have Limited Mobility

    People of any age can have trouble getting around the house – a teenager recovering from a sports injury, a baby boomer in rehab from a heart attack or surgery, an elderly person with arthritis or balance problems. Whether your limited mobility is temporary or permanent, there are many things you ca

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  7. Health Rules You Can Bend - Exercise

    5. When it comes to exercise, no pain, no gain. You need to make an effort. But you don't need to work out to the point of exhaustion if your goal is a healthier heart. For instance, if you walk for an hour at a 4-mile pace, you'll burn about 400 calories. That’s in the same range as running for 30

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  8. Health Rules You Can Bend - Weights

    11.   A woman shouldn't lift weights unless she wants bulky muscles. Women don’t have enough testosterone or other male androgen hormones needed to really bulk up. Lifting low to moderate amounts of weight, multiple times, tones muscles but does not oversize them, notes Jonathan Chang, MD, clinical

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  9. Health Rules You Can Bend - Sleep

    3.     Get eight hours of sleep a night. Many people naturally tend toward eight hours. But everyone is different, and data show that people who sleep seven hours a night actually live longer. Are you well rested the next day, or are you tired? "The key is how you feel," says Alice D. Domar, PhD, co

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  10. Health Rules You Can Bend - Colds

    2.     Stay away from people with colds. Unless you have lung disease or bad asthma, it’s fine to be around people with colds. "No one should be so health obsessed as to engage in antisocial behavior," says Norman H. Edelman, MD, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association. Still, you don

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