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  1. Viola Davis on Health, Love, and Resilience

    Whoever said, "You can have it all -- you just can't have it all at one time," has never met Viola Davis. In the last year alone, the 47-year-old actor has soared professionally and personally. Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, she also celebrated two Screen Acto

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  2. Electric Fans May Be Risky in Extreme Heat

    July 12, 2012 -- Already this summer much of the nation has faced record setting, triple-digit heat, and it's only mid-July. Now, as heat waves become more common, a new report questions the safety of a long-relied-upon method for staying cool on sweltering days: the electric fan. While the review f

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  3. Sitting Too Much May Shave Years Off Our Lives

    July 9, 2012 -- Sitting too much is a serious health threat, a new study suggests. But keeping "down time" to less than three hours a day might make us live an extra two years. And cutting TV viewing -- which most of us do while sitting -- to less than two hours every day might extend life by almost

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  4. Fewer Women in 40s Getting Mammograms

    June 29, 2012 -- Mammogram rates in the U.S. have declined by nearly 6% among women in their 40s since screening guidelines were revised in 2009, according to a new study. "This represents a small but significant decrease," say the Mayo Clinic researchers, because the guideline changes were controve

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  5. Statins May Work Better in Men Than in Women

    June 25, 2012 -- Women with heart disease may not benefit as much as men with heart disease from taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new research analysis suggests. The review of studies evaluating statins showed that there was a reduction in death in men but not in women. The study concludes that

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  6. Newer Vitamin D Tests Often Inaccurate: Study

    June 25, 2012 -- Two new lab tests to measure blood levels of vitamin D are inaccurate more than 40% of the time, according to a new study. Researchers say newer tests tend to overestimate the number of people who are deficient in vitamin D, a problem that could cause patients to be anxious about th

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  7. Simple Lifestyle May Limit Exposure to Chemicals

    June 26, 2012 -- Concerned about exposure to the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and other potentially harmful chemicals in the environment? You may be able to reduce your risks by leading a simpler life in the fashion of the Old Order Mennonite (OOM) community. The Old Order Mennonites are

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  8. Dirtiest Spot in Hotel Rooms

    June 17, 2012 -- One of the most contaminated things you're likely to encounter in a hotel room may surprise you. It's not the bed or even the door handle. It's the TV remote control. That, and bedside lamp switches, are among the most contaminated surfaces in hotel rooms, a new study shows. Researc

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  9. How Housework Can Hurt a Relationship

    June 13, 2012 -- If a couple doesn't split household chores fairly, it can add strain -- especially for women, a Swedish study shows. But the problem goes beyond the list of chores. It's not so much about who does what, as it is about equality within the relationship. The researchers, based at Swede

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  10. CT Scans, Other Imaging Tests Becoming More Common

    June 12, 2012 -- Another major study is pointing to significant increases in radiation exposure from the growing use of medical imaging tests such as CT scans. For the latest study, which is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers combed through the medical records

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