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  1. Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The annual pelvic exam has long been a routine part of women's health care, but new guidelines say there's no good reason for it. The recommendations, laid out by the American College of Physicians (ACP), advise against pelvi

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  2. Egg Freezing: Is It for You?

    You think you want to have a baby -- someday. What can you do today to make sure your eggs are ready when you are? One option is to have your eggs harvested and fertilized -- just as women who get in vitro fertilization (IVF) do -- but instead of having them implanted, resulting embryos are frozen a

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  3. Soy Foods Might Not Protect Against Uterine Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence that soy foods protect against uterine cancer, a large Japanese study reports. Soy foods contain isoflavones, a plant-derived estrogen that some research suggests may be protective against cancer. Bu

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  4. Depression & Odds of Heart Attack in Younger Women: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged women with depression are more than twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die from heart disease as their mentally healthy peers, new research suggests. The study also found that women younger t

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  5. Done Having Kids: His and Her Options

    Some people reach this point in their lives after having many children. Or one child. Or even no kids at all. Some are in their 30s or beyond, and some have made up their minds even earlier. Though their circumstances vary widely, millions of men and women have asked themselves these same two questi

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  6. How to Set Your Goals and Reach Them

    Want to be a successful musician? Or a novelist? Or maybe you just want to fit into your high school jeans? Everyone has dreams, big or small -- but not everyone makes them come true. Even among people who explicitly stated their goals, only 46% considered themselves successful 6 months later, a stu

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  7. Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes appears to pose a greater risk to heart health for women than men, a new analysis of current research contends. "The risk of coronary heart disease conferred by diabetes is between 40 percent to 50 percent grea

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  8. Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. women still see breast cancer as a bigger killer than lung cancer, despite the fact that lung cancer kills more Americans each year -- women and men -- than any other cancer. That's one of the findings from a new America

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  9. More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government data confirms the trend: the average age when women have their first babies continues to increase. For the last four decades, women, on average, have been having first babies later in life than eve

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  10. Surgeries Equally Effective for Women With Poor Leg Circulation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive treatment for narrowing of the arteries in the legs, hands and feet is as effective in women as in men. That's the main finding from a study that looked at the effects of artery-opening treatments such

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