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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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