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  1. Menopause: Smokers Have More Hot Flashes

    May 3, 2012 -- There are countless reasons why women who smoke should kick the habit for their health, but here's one more. Smoking women have more hot flashes as they transition through menopause, and this is especially true for women who carry certain genes, a new study finds. Previous research ha

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  2. Mental Stress May Be Harder on Women's Hearts

    April 24, 2012 -- Coping with mental stress may be harder on a woman's heart than a man's, according to new research. Men and women given the same stressful math problem all had an increase in blood pressure and heart rate while solving it, as expected, says researcher Chester Ray, PhD, professor of

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  3. 10 Budget-Friendly Exercise Gadgets

    Tight budgets are no excuse to let yourself get flabby. Sure, a pricey gym membership may be something you don’t want to spring for right now. And home exercise equipment with all the bells and whistles may be out of the question. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to exercise. Some won’t

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  4. Am I at Risk for Fibroids?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our June 2012 issue, we asked Laura Corio, MD, WebMD's women's health expert, about the risk factors for fibroids. Q : Several women in my family have fibroids. Does that mean I am

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  5. Do False-Positive Mammograms Predict Cancer Risk?

    April 5, 2012 -- More than half of women in the U.S. who get annual mammograms will have at least one false-positive reading after 10 years of screening, and now new research suggests that these women may be at increased risk for breast cancer. Women in a Danish study who had at least one false-posi

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  6. Q&A With Vanessa Williams

    Singer, dancer, model, and actress Vanessa Williams has released hit songs, starred in Broadway musicals, feature films (think Eraser and Shaft), and TV series (including Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, and, starting this year, 666 Park Avenue). This year, she and her mother also published You Hav

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  7. Uma Thurman Puts Motherhood Center Stage

    Uma Thurman doesn't believe in balance. You know, that balance we're told holds the key to a happy, healthy life. That perfect equilibrium, where we make enough time for our kids, our spouses, our careers, our homes, our friends, and, oh yes, ourselves. Balance is supposed to be the kinder, gentler

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  8. Amanda de Cadenet Starts ‘The Conversation’

    How's this for a Mother's Day treat? Lifetime Network's new series "The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet" debuted April 26, with alpha females Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Portia de Rossi, Sarah Silverman, and Lady Gaga (to name a few) discussing things women gab about with their closest girlfrie

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  9. Vitamin E Fails to Prevent Heart Failure

    March 20, 2012 -- Taking vitamin E supplements may not help when it comes to preventing heart failure among women. A new study shows that vitamin E supplements had no effect on women’s risk of developing heart failure. It’s the first large-scale study on the effectiveness of vitamin E in preventing

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  10. Comparing Birth Control Pill Types

    Are you taking, or considering taking, a birth control pill? Nearly 12 million U.S. women do. And though you may simply call it "the pill," there are many different types of birth control pills. Each type of pill has pros and cons. But first, make sure that this form of contraception is right for yo

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