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  1. Amy Brenneman's Healthy Balancing Act

    Actor Amy Brenneman of ABC’s Private Practice is in fine form these days. She’s finally learned "how to be nicer to myself" after a recent health scare forced her to put herself first more often. Juggling a hit TV show while raising two kids (daughter Charlotte is 10 and son Bodhi is 6) with husband

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  2. Old Symptoms, New Risks

    By Meryl Davids Landau   When you were in your 20s and 30s, you probably ignored random aches or other minor physical annoyances, and they usually went away. But now those symptoms can come back — often with a different cause, and calling for more serious attention. What it may have meant in your yo

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  3. 8 Diet Dos and Don'ts to Ease PMS

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is such a regular occurrence for many women that they consider it a normal part of getting their period. About 8% to 20% of women get moderate to severe symptoms a week or two before their monthly cycle begins. These symptoms include a range of physical and emotional chan

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  4. Household Germs Hide in Unexpected Spots

    May 13, 2011 -- Germs may be lurking where you least expect them, according to a new study by NSF International. Contrary to public perception that the bathroom is the most germ-ridden room in the house, the real trouble spot is the kitchen. And the most germ-tainted item is the one most people reac

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  5. Internet Popular With People Seeking Health Information

    May 12, 2011 -- Millions of Americans turn to the Internet for medical information, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The survey also finds that although people heavily use information found online, doctors, nurses, and other health professiona

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  6. Women and Chlamydia

    You might not be intimately familiar with the name, but chlamydia is actually the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. Each year, about 1.2 million infections are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But because chlamydia often

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  7. Blame Your Health on Mom? Not So Fast

    Sure, you can blame Mom for grounding you on the night of the big high school dance, or for not handing over the car keys when your friends were all going to the beach, but can you really blame her for the extra inches that have settled around your stomach, or the heart disease you've developed in m

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  8. Study: Ovary Removal Doesn’t Raise Heart Risk

    April 25, 2011 -- A new analysis of data from a major women’s health study finds little evidence that ovary removal during hysterectomy increases heart disease risk. The findings appear to contradict those from another large study in women suggesting a higher risk for heart disease and stroke associ

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  9. 6 Serious Sexual Health Symptoms for Women

    For most women, a couple of irregular menstrual cycles or an occasional yeast infection are just a part of life -- nothing that time or simple treatment won’t cure. But some gynecological symptoms are mystifying, such as vaginal bleeding that always follows sex or unusual bumps or sores. When should

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  10. Women's Voices Unaffected by Menstrual Cycle

    April 11, 2011 -- Contrary to what some people think, women’s voices don’t change at different points of time over their menstrual cycle. A new study shows that women’s voices remain steady throughout the hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycle and don’t become any higher or more shri

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