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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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