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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    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. Q&A With Mira Sorvino

      Mira Sorvino first attracted notice in the ’90s with her Oscar-winning turn as the squeaky-voiced call girl in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, and as one-half of the ditzy duo (with Lisa Kudrow) who reinvent themselves in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. These days, she’s switching things up,

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    8. Queen Latifah Balances Career and Family

      Queen Latifah is many things: Grammy Award-winning singer and hip-hop star. Oscar-nominated actor. Popular talk show host. And executive producer, too. But if you ask this multitalented entertainer what she is first and foremost, she'll say "daughter." And a most devoted one at that. Born Dana Owens

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    9. 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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    10. 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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