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