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  1. UTIs Are Getting Tougher to Treat

    April 29, 2015 -- If you’ve ever had one (or a dozen) urinary tract infections, you might not be surprised to learn that they’re the most common bacterial infections in the United States. What you might not know is that doctors are running out of oral antibiotics to treat such infections, which acco

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  2. Women's Heart Health: Lower Stress, BP Important

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests. And having a history of money problems mig

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  3. Women May Have Tougher Recovery From Concussion

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Taiwan uncovers more evidence that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions. Scientists don't know why the brains of women seem to respond to these brain injuries differen

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  4. Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in 40s

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines. The dra

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  5. Women Born Early at Higher Risk of Having Preemies

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were born prematurely may be more likely to deliver their own babies early, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers found that the odds of delivering a preterm infant -- born before 37 weeks of pregnancy -

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  6. 10 Questions With Reba McEntire

    Country music legend Reba McEntire just released her 27th studio album. We talked to the singer about what keeps her going, her secret to aging, and why she's helping to fight hunger. Q. The first single, "Going Out Like That," from your new album is about a woman who won’t give up when a man breaks

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  7. Top 10 Health Tips for Women

    Let's face it, ladies: Doctor visits are short. And they're getting shorter. What if your doctor had more time? She might tell you the same things that OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, MD, co-author of V Is for Vagina, wants you to know. Consider Dweck's tips your prescription for a lifetime of wellness. 1. Zap

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  8. Iron Supplements and Pregnant Women, Children

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows. A second review -- this one on infants and toddlers -- found no evidence that iron su

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  9. Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed to Prevent Cancer

    March 24, 2014 -- Angelia Jolie has revealed that she’s had more surgery to lower her risk of cancer. In an intimate essay in The New York Times today, the Oscar-winning actress discussed the difficult decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, a procedure that put her into forced menopause

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  10. 5 Fibs Your Doctor Is Fed Up Hearing

    “Sure, doc, I eat all my veggies and exercise every day.” Many of us are guilty of these little white lies. The fibs you feed your doctor may seem harmless, but they can have a big impact on your health care. Surveys show that at least 1 in 4 people don’t tell the truth, exaggerate, or purposely lea

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