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  1. What Hypothyroidism Can Do to Your Body

    Hypothyroidism is easy to treat. One pill a day delivers thyroid hormone to your body without any side effects. But you need to keep up with your treatment plan if you want to avoid serious complications. The good news is that thyroid medication can make many of these problems go away. Here's what c

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  2. Hypothyroidism and Your Weight

    When your thyroid hormone levels go down, the number on your scale sometimes goes up. But there are a lot of ways you can take control of your weight. Your thyroid gland sends hormones into the bloodstream that help regulate metabolism -- the process that controls how your body uses energy. When you

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  3. Do Natural Treatments Work for Hypothyroidism?

    Eating specific foods or taking supplements won't help you control hypothyroidism, but they can sometimes make you feel better, lower your stress, and prevent disease. Make sure you keep up with the hormone medication your doctor prescribes. Natural treatments can't replace the traditional one. Ther

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  4. Full Bladder and Women Over 40 at Night

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds. Researchers found that of over 2,000 women aged 40 and up, one-third said they routinely got up at least twice a night to use the

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  5. Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research questions the value of ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts who've had a normal mammogram. Although dense breasts are a known risk factor for breast cancer, this increasingly common strategy does

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  6. Low-Dose Aspirin and Women Under 65

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although low-dose aspirin may curb the risks of heart disease and colon cancer, the downsides appear to outweigh the benefits for many women, a new large study suggests. For women younger than 65, researchers found taking lo

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  7. Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s commonly lack well-known risk factors for the disease, according to new research that could fuel debate about preventive screening for this age group. The study of 136 wome

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  8. New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dutch researchers have developed a device that may reduce the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram while preserving the quality of the image. Breast compression is necessary in mammography for imaging purposes,

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  9. 'Boxed Warning' Added to Fibroid Removal Devices

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that new "boxed warning" labels will be added to devices called laparoscopic power morcellators, which are used to grind up uterine fibroid growths. The warning l

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  10. Vitamin D May Not Prevent Women's Infection Return

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of vaginosis, a vaginal infection that's especially common in younger women. The findings counter other research that suggests higher vitam

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