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  1. Today's Birth Control Options

    If you are not ready to start a family, are taking a break from having more kids, or are done with diapers for good, how do you know which birth control method to choose? "I usually present birth control options from most to least effective," says Amy Whitaker, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics

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  2. Q & A with Lucy Liu

    While most people know Lucy Liu for her role as surly lawyer Ling Woo in "Ally McBeal," this gorgeous actress has also starred in a number of movies, including Kill Bill, Kung Fu Panda, and Charlie's Angels. But what a lot of her fans don't know is that she has a whole other side – she speaks six la

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  3. Health Reform: No-Cost Contraception Starts Today

    Aug. 1, 2012 -- Today ushers in a new provision of the health reform law that makes additional preventive health services -- from contraception to HPV testing -- available for free to an estimated 47 million women. Women with health plans that start on or after Aug. 1, 2012, must now be allowed acce

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  4. 7 Childhood Conditions You Can Still Correct

    Josie Richardson was surprised when her dentist suggested she get braces. Although she'd always been embarrassed by her overlapping teeth, at 46 she'd resigned herself to her imperfect smile. But when the dentist pointed out that it was more than just a cosmetic issue -it's harder to clean between c

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  5. Top 10 Safest & Most Dangerous Cities to Drive In

    July 19, 2012 -- The most dangerous city for driving in the U.S. is Orlando, Fla., according to a new government report. Although rates have declined in recent years, car crashes still are a leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2009, 34,485 people died in car crashes in the U.S., and 22% of them we

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  6. Why Do I Forget Things?

    You walk into the kitchen with purpose, then stand in the doorway wondering what you went in there to do. Add to your grocery list? Look for your keys? Get a glass of water? Who knows? Your mind is completely blank. "Though we jokingly refer to these as 'senior moments,' they happen to everyone -- f

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  7. 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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  8. Personal Best: Elisabeth Shue

    Elisabeth Shue, 48, makes it look sublimely simple to keep it all together. "All" includes her second season as Julie Finlay on CBS' mega-hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which premieres Sept. 26, and her role in last month's dramedy Hope Springs, opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep. This m

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  9. 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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  10. 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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