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    1. Treatment for Underactive Thyroid: Experts

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel reviewing treatments for hypothyroidism has concluded that the drug levothyroxine (L-T4) should remain the standard of care. The updated guidelines from the American Thyroid Association were published recent

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    2. Testosterone and Sexual Function in Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy women should not be diagnosed with testosterone deficiency and should not be prescribed testosterone therapy, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society states. "Although limited research suggests testosterone thera

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    3. Jealous, Moody Women and Alzheimer's Risk

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Tracking 800 women over nearly four decades, Swedish scienti

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 6 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

      Most aches and pains aren't a sign of something serious, but certain symptoms should be checked out. See a doctor if you feel any of these things: If you get weak or numb in your arm, leg, or face, it can be a sign of a stroke, especially if it's on one side of your body. You could also be having a

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    9. 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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    10. 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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