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  1. Study Questions the Value of Annual Physical Exams

    Oct. 16, 2012 -- Regular physical exams are annual rituals for many Americans. Now a new research review finds that these kinds of checkups don’t help people live longer, and they don’t cut the risk of dying of cancer or heart disease. “We did not find any signs of benefit,” on death risk, says rese

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  2. Volleyball Champ Kerri Walsh Jennings Talks Baby No. 3

    At the London Olympics last summer, beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings and her teammate, Misty May-Treanor, set a record that may stand for decades: three straight Olympic gold medals. In the four years since the pair stood atop the podium in Beijing, Walsh Jennings, now 34, had given birt

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  3. The Mindy Project Takes Off

    Mindy Kaling seems to move at the speed of light. At 33, she is the creator, producer, head writer, and star of her own Fox network sitcom, The Mindy Project. Her growing fan base includes more than 2 million Twitter followers, at whom Kaling fires off tweets on topics as varied as shopping, friends

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  4. Personal Best: Q&A With Julianne Hough

    If her film career stays on its current trajectory -- soaring -- you'll soon know Julianne Hough, 24, as a leading lady, not just a country music star, former hoofer on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, fitness guru, or even TV host Ryan Seacrest’s girlfriend. After turning heads in the 2011 remake of F

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  5. New Clue to Predict Diseases in Women?

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Evaluating blood levels of a hormone made in the brain and the gut may help predict diseases in women, according to new research. High levels of the hormone neurotensin appear linked to women’s risk of diabetes, breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease such as heart disease or strok

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  6. Q&A With Sarah Silverman

    A comedian, writer, actress, singer and musician, Sarah Kate Silverman often tackles controversial topics such as politics, racism, and sexism. She began her career with Saturday Night Live, where she worked as a writer and performer. But her career really began to take off when she created The Sara

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  7. Personal Best: Q&A With Archie Panjabi

    With her British upbringing, a degree in management, years of ballet training, and her Emmy-award-winning portrayal of the tough-as-nails investigator Kalinda on CBS' The Good Wife, one might assume Archie Panjabi's approach to health, fitness, and beauty walks a similarly ambitious line. On the con

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  8. Taylor Swift's Attitude of Gratitude

    Two years ago, Taylor Swift's third album, Speak Now, was about to be released and the then 20-year-old country music star had every reason to be confident. Her eponymous first album, which debuted in 2006 when she was only 16, had gone multi-platinum and established her as a musical force whose son

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  9. Can Cranberries Fight Urinary Tract Infections?

    Sept. 11, 2012 (San Francisco) -- Early research suggests cranberries, vitamin C, acupuncture, and other alternative treatments may help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in some women, according to a Dutch infectious diseases specialist. While the treatments don't appear to work as well as

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  10. Expensive Health Care Isn’t Always Best

    Aug. 31, 2012 -- When it comes to health care, higher costs don’t always mean better care. That’s according to a report published this week by Consumer Reports. Independent investigators compared quality and cost for 18 primary care groups in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. They found that one of the

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