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  1. 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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  2. Soul Surfer: Bethany Hamilton on Health, Happiness, and Inspiration

    Bethany Hamilton started competing at surfing events when she was just 8 years old. After a string of impressive wins, she lost her arm when she was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark in 2003. She was only 13. A less courageous young woman might have put her surf board away for good. But two weeks la

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  3. Fibroids: How Long Would You Wait for Treatment?

    March 1, 2011 -- Women who sought treatment to relieve the pain, heavy bleeding, or other symptoms caused by uterine fibroids report a better quality of life after their procedure, a new study shows. But several years after recovering from one of three different interventions -- an abdominal hystere

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  4. Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco on Her New Roles

    Edie Falco may spend her days tending to trauma victims and juggling the hectic demands of a Lower Manhattan hospital on the set of Showtime's dark comedy Nurse Jackie, but playing Jackie Peyton -- a top-notch ER nurse and quick-tongued, functioning drug addict with a penchant for Percocet -- is as

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  5. New Guidelines on Women’s Heart Risk

    Feb. 15, 2011 -- Women who have been diagnosed with preeclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, or diabetes during pregnancy are now considered at risk for heart attack or stroke going forward, according to newly updated guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA). The 2011 update to the

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  6. How to Protect Yourself From A Stalker

    By Maura Kelly Recently, a new show called Stalked: Someone's Watching, premiered on the Investigation Discovery channel. Over the course of six episodes, the program recounts the stories of men who relentlessly pursued former partners, or neighbors, or relative strangers - and provides some insight

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  7. Vitamin E and Fatty Acids May Ease PMS

    Jan. 19, 2011 -- A supplement containing vitamin E and essential fatty acids may help reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Brazilian researchers report in Reproductive Health. Of 120 women with PMS or the more severe premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), those who took 1- or 2-gram caps

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  8. Family Fitness Made Fun

    Remember when childhood was synonymous with running, jumping, and playing games? These days, kids spend more and more time parked in front of television, videogames, or computer screens. It shows. Since the 1980s, rates of childhood obesity have soared from 11% to 30% in developed nations. They’ve l

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  9. Barbra Streisand's Change of Heart

    On screen, Barbra Streisand's newest role as therapist Rozalin Focker (seen in Little Fockers, which opened in late December 2010) alongside Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman, shows just how in tune the legendary performer is with matters of the heart. But in real life, the two-time Aca

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  10. Bridget Moynahan Speaks Her Mind

    Model and actress Bridget Moynahan made her television debut in 1999, playing the role of the infamous Mr. Big's girlfriend (and later, bride) Natasha. Only a year later, she made her film debut, too, in Coyote Ugly.  Since then she has appeared in a half dozen films, including Serendipity, The Sum

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