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  1. Health Evaluations When You’re Buying a Home

    Putting an offer on a new home is exciting. There’s so much promise, and so many plans to make. But before you dream too big you need to do some basic research on the safety of your coveted cottage. Is your prospective new home safe, inside and out? To be sure you’ll need a home inspection. But how

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  2. Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for Women

    You do your best to eat right. You help yourself to fruits and vegetables, plenty of whole grains, and mostly healthy fats. Should you also take a vitamin/mineral supplement? There’s still plenty of controversy. But new findings are providing clearer answers -- and better advice on how to spend your

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  3. Winterize Your Home: 10 Tips

    Like raking leaves and planting bulbs, installing storm windows and cleaning gutters are telltale fall rituals. But what else can you do to prepare your home for sweater weather? Which steps can you take now to make this winter safe, comfortable, and healthy? To prepare your property for snow, cold,

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  4. Lauren Graham's Healthy Approach to Parenthood

    Seems there are two kinds of parenthood: The silly drivel we find on sitcoms, where the kid messes up, mom and dad hilariously intervene, and the Big Lesson is learned as the laugh track rises and falls. Then there's real-life parenting, which is much tougher to negotiate and leaves looser ends. In

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  5. Why Actress Patricia Clarkson Loves Her Life

    Award-winning actress Patricia Clarkson has played characters ranging from Elliott Ness's wife in the 1987 The Untouchables to the Vicodin-addicted Aunt Sarah on the HBO series Six Feet Under. A native of New Orleans, she now lives in New York. WebMD the Magazine caught up with her over the summer a

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  6. 10 Painless Ways to Lose Weight

    Painless weight loss? If you're desperately trying to squeeze in workouts and avoid your favorite high-calorie treats, it can seem like there's nothing pain-free about it. Yet while eating healthier and slipping in exercise does take some work, it really doesn't have to require heroic effort. Making

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  7. Stress May Raise Risk of Premenstrual Syndrome

    Aug. 24, 2010 -- Feeling stressed out in the weeks preceding your menstrual cycle may raise your risk for experiencing more severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, a study shows. Women who reported high levels of stress in the two weeks before they got their period were two to three times more

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  8. Cranberry Juice Fights Urinary Tract Infections Quickly

    Aug. 23, 2010 -- Scientists report that within eight hours of drinking cranberry juice, the juice could help prevent bacteria from developing into an infection in the urinary tract. Previous studies have suggested that the active compounds in cranberry juice are not destroyed by the digestive system

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  9. Women's Chronic Pain More Intense

    Aug. 13, 2010 (San Diego) -- Women's chronic pain is different than men's, and health care providers and therapists need to focus on that, says an expert who talked about those differences at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. ''Research has shown that women experience sig

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  10. Menstrual Cycle Affects Cholesterol Levels

    Aug. 12, 2010 -- Blood cholesterol levels ebb and flow according a woman's menstrual cycle, and screening tests should be timed accordingly for the most accurate results, National Institutes of Health researchers report online in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. In their study,

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