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  1. Why Women Cheat

    When Thea and her husband moved to Los Angeles a few years ago, she had no friends close by and was alone frequently while her husband worked long hours. Though Thea says her husband was the "best friend someone could have," the spark and sex were gone. Seeking company and a little romance, Thea bec

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  2. A Lifetime of Healthy Breasts

    Breasts: Some women worry that theirs are too big or too small or not as firm and youthful as they once were, but here's one thing that every woman wants -- healthy breasts for a lifetime. As you enter your 30s, 40s, and 50s, your breasts change along with the rest of your body. In your childbearing

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  3. When Your Period Signals a Problem

    As you probably learned back in middle school, menstruation is the monthly shedding of your uterine lining. Though it can be uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient, your period is your body's way of telling you that your reproductive system is working properly.  Just as every woman is unique, ever

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  4. Fatigued or Full Throttle: Is Your Thyroid to Blame?

    Feeling all revved up, even at bedtime? Or maybe your throttle's on idle with symptoms of depression, fatigue, and weight gain. In both cases, the root cause may be your thyroid. The thyroid -- a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck -- makes hormones that control the way your body uses e

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  5. Surprising Turn-Ons for Men

    What's the best way to get your man in the mood? You won't find the answer in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Sure, sheer lingerie and scantily clad models will do on most days. But there are a lot of sweeter, PG-rated, and not so obvious turn-ons that also work, especially if you are in a relationsh

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  6. Gene Mutation Found in Uterine Fibroids

    Aug. 25, 2011 -- Mutations in a single gene MED12 occur in about 70% of uterine fibroids, Finnish researchers find. "This is a giant step toward understanding why fibroids arise -- but toward design of targeted therapies it is a very early step," study leader Lauri A. Aaltonen, MD, PhD, of the Unive

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  7. Christina Hendricks on Loving Your Body

    As Joan Harris (née Holloway), the corseted, curvy, take-no-prisoners secretary-in-chief in AMC's hit series Mad Men, Christina Hendricks has crashed a vase over someone's head to get attention. In real life, the star has wowed audiences and critics simply by being herself, a talent whose range is m

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  8. Drop in Mammograms Due to Hormone Therapy Fears

    Aug. 19, 2011 -- An unprecedented drop in the number of women getting mammograms was due to women going off hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a new study suggests. Up to the year 2000, more and more U.S. women were getting breast cancer screening via mammography at least once every two years. But i

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  9. Cranberries vs. Antibiotics for Bladder Infections

    July 25, 2011 -- Women who are prone to bladder infections may get more help from daily antibiotics than cranberry capsules, a new study shows. But don't count out the cranberry as a natural medicine for bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections (UTIs), just yet. Experts who reviewe

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  10. Does Vagina Size Matter?

    The age-old question of whether or not size matters is typically directed at men, but this is a somewhat hidden concern for women as well. Though they might not talk about it, some women may worry about the size of their vagina and how it affects sexual pleasure, particularly after having a baby. No

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