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  1. Health Rules You Can Bend - Kids' Checkups

    7.  Older children should have a yearly checkup with blood work. There is no proof that yearly checkups detect unknown illnesses, says Dennis Woo, MD, a pediatrician at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Woo says that unless health issues are involved, children older than

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  2. Health Rules You Can Bend - Workouts

    9.     Never skip workouts. Being physically active is good for you. But once in awhile, getting extra rest can refresh your mind and body and help prevent exercise burnout, notes Stephen Ball, PhD, associate professor of exercise physiology at the University of Missouri. So cut yourself some slack

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  3. Having a Bad Air Day? Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

    You may be having a bad air day every day -- and we are not talking about outdoor air. The indoor air quality in your home may be affecting your health and the health of your family members. "Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality in almost every case,” says William J. Calhoun, MD,

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  4. 75 Ways To Be Your Healthiest Ever

    From its first year of publication, GH has urged readers to live healthfully — to take "a walk before breakfast" (1885), "eat more fish" (1932), and get "at least eight hours of sleep" (1933). The tips here, whether from our early days or fresh from the latest journals, have one thing in common: The

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  5. The New HPV Test You Should Ask Your Doctor About

    By Shari Sims There's a new, more sensitive way to screen for cervical cancer — yet only 15 percent of doctors are using it. Why the Pap may no longer be enough. Suppose there were a screening test for cervical cancer that could detect potential dangers with far more sensitivity than the Pap. A test

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  6. Jennifer Love Hewitt Dishes Dating Advice in 'The Day I Shot Cupid'

    With a name like Love, how could you not be a hopeless romantic? As a child, Jennifer Love Hewitt -- born a week after Valentine's Day -- says she refused to believe that the day wasn't created just for her. But as an adult who's been both lucky and unlucky in love, most of it on the front page of t

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  7. How to Get Your Sexy Back

    By Colleen Oakley You used to want to have sex. A lot. There was a time when you couldn't wait to rip your guy's clothes off, when you felt empowered and excited by the mere thought of a bedroom romp. Ah, the good ol' days. Recently, however, it seems that watching American Idol — or watching paint

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  8. How Sleep Loss Affects Women More Than Men

    Sleep deprivation hit Laurel hard for years before she realized what was wrong. In the middle of the night, she would wake up worrying about work, finances, and scheduling. Unable to fall back to sleep, she got out of bed and worked on her computer in the kitchen for hours while her husband and thre

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  9. Eating Healthy on the Go: Quick Foods Kids Will Love

    Watching your weight? Here's how to feed your family a healthy diet even when you're short on time.

  10. 7 Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Love Life

    By Ellen Whitehurst GRAB A RED PEN. According to feng shui, the stronger and clearer you are in stating what you'd like to see happen in your life, the easier it is for the universe to send you your heart's desire. In red ink and on white paper, write a list of all the qualities you think your ideal

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