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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Do Shopping Trips Help You Live Longer?

    April 7, 2011 -- Regular trips to the store may help people live longer, even if they don't buy anything, according to researchers in Taiwan. So does this mean "retail therapy" could be classed as an actual therapy for healthy aging? Other factors also come into play, one expert on aging tells WebMD

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  6. Julie Bowen’s Top 5 Health Secrets

    Google “Julie Bowen” of Modern Family fame and you’ll be bombarded with images of the actress in sleek evening gowns and skimpy swimsuits. Just how does this 40-year-old mother who’s given birth to three boys since 2007 maintain her amazingly toned physique and overall youthful appearance? You’d be

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  7. Isabella Rossellini Brings Animal Love to the Big Screen

    Isabella Rossellini has played a nightclub singer (Blue Velvet), a legless beer baroness (The Saddest Music in the World), and even a cuttlefish (in her Seduce Me shorts for the Sundance Channel). But what she'd really like to do is get inside the head of animals, which is precisely what happens in

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  8. Ask the Expert: Should I Get My Tubes Tied?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our March-April 2011 issue, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP, a WebMD Women's Health Expert, responded to a reader's question about the pros and cons of getting her tubes tied. Q:  I've ha

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  9. Why PMS Gives You Insomnia

    Most nights, Karin Wacaser, 48, a public relations consultant in Dallas, sleeps soundly for about 10 hours. But three days before her period, like clockwork, Wacaser has intense insomnia, waking up every hour or two. "It's crazy," she says. "And frustrating. Sometimes I'll toss and turn for an hour

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  10. The Causes of Women's Fatigue

    Worn out and weary, women across the country named fatigue among their top five health concerns of 2010 in WebMD's annual Year in Health survey (the other four were period problems, "super foods" best for nutrition, thyroid conditions, and sex and relationship issues). Here are seven of the biggest

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