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    1. Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health -- and that's especially true for women, new research says. "People who habitually put in a lot of l

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    2. Lifesaving Tests for Women

      The right screening tests can make a huge difference to your health. Just ask Annette Prete, 66, of Lindenhurst, N.Y.  Every year, for as long as she can remember, she's made sure to get every exam her doctor recommended. When her mammogram results picked up some signs of breast cancer in 2012, she

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    3. How to Have Healthy Breasts for Life

      No matter your age, to keep your breasts healthy it helps to learn what's normal and what's not. It will put you on the lookout for changes that could be signs of trouble. Just like any part of your body, find out what to expect at different stages of life. "Knowing what your breasts look and feel l

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    4. Could Cranberry Juice Cut UTI Antibiotic Use?

      June 20, 2016 -- Drinking cranberry juice could help lessen the number of women needing antibiotics for urinary tract infections, a new study says. Women with a recent history of UTIs who drank an 8-ounce glass of the juice each day were less likely to have their symptoms return than those who didn'

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    5. Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the United States with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are more likely than men with the condition to suffer a stroke, a new study shows. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heart

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    6. Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows. And a second study finds U.S. teens are another group that continues to struggle w

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    7. Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with anxiety? Then odds are you're a woman and you live in either North America or Western Europe. That's the conclusion of a new British study that found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety a

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    8. Cancer Screening Tests Every Woman Should Get

      As you write up your health to-do list this year, don't forget to ask your doctor which cancer screening tests you need and when to have them. They can help you catch the disease early, when it's easier to treat. A screening test can often find this type of cancer when a lump is too small for you to

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    9. Home Radon May Be Linked to Women's Blood Cancers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a strong link between exposure to high levels of radon in the home and women's risk of blood cancers. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says. It's

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    10. Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends. Johns Hopkins University researchers analyzed eight years of U.S. data and concluded that more than 250,000 people died each

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