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  1. Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All sexually active women 24 years and younger should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Serv

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  2. Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers are less likely than white moms to breast-feed their babies, and here's one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents do less to promote nursing than those in areas

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  3. Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows. Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fi

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  4. Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer unmarried American women are having babies, with the notable exception of those who are over 35, federal health officials reported Wednesday. Births outside of marriage continued a slight decline in 2013, accoun

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  5. Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit?

    July 29, 2014 -- If it’s true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then it seems like seeing the doctor for an annual physical exam ought to play a major role in keeping healthy people healthy. Yet most doctors now say it’s time to rethink the notion of a yearly physical, a fixture in U.S. med

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  6. Female Triathletes and Incontinence

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says. "There has been a surge in popularity of high-impact sports such as t

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  7. FDA Weighs Risks of Procedure to Remove Fibroids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no way to guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions won't increase the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, U.S. health ad

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  8. Older Women: Some Painkillers May Raise Heart Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A category of painkillers that includes the popular over-the-counter drug naproxen (Aleve) might increase an older woman's risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers report. Doctors already knew that nonsteroidal anti-i

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  9. Zoe Saldana's New Role: Galaxy Goddess

    Zoe Saldana knows her priorities. "Please excuse me," she says politely, returning a moment later and explaining: "I had to finish blow-drying a friend's hair. I'm the stylist to everyone in my life," she laughs. "We are all fabulous women, and I'm so against anyone walking out the door not looking

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  10. Personal Best: Q&A With Kim Raver

    Balance is no easy feat when you’re shuttling between acting gigs in Texas, New York, and London. Kim Raver, 45, has it nailed down, though. Just a month after wrapping production on the NBC series Revolution, she moved her family to London for a 5-month stint filming 24, all while staying healthy a

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