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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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't w

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    9. Health Rules You Can Bend - Baby Bottles

      6. Sterilize baby bottle nipples and pacifiers. The water supply of most U.S. cities is very safe, so it’s no longer necessary to worry about babies contracting illnesses from the water supply. The only exception is if a family gets its water from a well or other source, says Dennis Woo, MD, a pedia

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    10. 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-aut

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