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    1. 8 Summer Steps for Healthy Living

      In the warmer, longer, lazier days of summer, the living may not be easy, but your life probably feels less chaotic. Even adults tend to adopt a "school's out!" attitude in summer. That's why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you'll barely notice the

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    2. What if Your Best Friends Are Your Worst Enemies?

      By Lori Gottlieb Remember the scene at the end of the first Sex and the City movie, when the fabulous foursome was sitting down to cocktails? Samantha had just left Smith, her gorgeous, adoring boyfriend — whom she loved and who had lovingly supported her through breast cancer — because "I love myse

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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 the

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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 as

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    9. Health Rules You Can Bend - Fruits and Veggies

      4. Eat five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables every day. There’s no study showing that amount is optimal. Studies do show that people who eat more fruits and veggies tend to be healthier. But no one has compared five to seven servings to, for example, three to five. So do eat plenty of frui

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    10. Health Rules You Can Bend - Diet

      10. Eat as healthfully as possible every day. It's OK to occasionally eat high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. Just not too often, and not too much. "I tell people to eat as well as possible during the week, but on Saturdays to eat favorite foods in moderation. This model gives people something to look

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