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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. With Mammograms, Timing May Matter

    Dec. 14, 2010 -- Women who have regular mammograms should consider paying attention to when they are scheduled. New research finds the timing of mammograms could affect the accuracy of results. ''Try to schedule it during the first week of your menstrual cycle," says researcher Diana Miglioretti, Ph

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  4. New Genes Linked to Endometriosis

    Dec. 13, 2010 -- Women with one of two genetic variants may be more likely to develop endometriosis, according to a new study that may offer new clues about the cause of the mysterious condition. Researchers say it's the first study to show a genetic link to the disorder that affects between 6% and

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  5. Birth Control Pills Not a Major Source of Estrogen in Water Supply

    Dec. 10, 2010 -- Oral contraceptives account for just 1% of the estrogen found in our drinking water supply, according to a new report in Environmental Science & Technology. Reports of intersex fish, including male fish with some female characteristics, led to widespread concerns about female hormon

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  6. U.S. Gets 'Unsatisfactory' Grade on Women's Health

    Dec. 9, 2010 -- More women are binge drinking and fewer women are getting Pap smears to test for cervical cancer, a new analysis reveals. On a positive note, a lower proportion of women are dying of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and breast cancer. The nation and most states continued to receiv

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  7. Nutrition for Women at Every Age

    At every stage of women's lives, nutrition and regular exercise are the cornerstones of good health and optimal energy. But certain vitamins and minerals become especially important at particular times of life. Knowing which matter most can help you choose the best foods and supplements. This articl

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  8. Researchers Urge Routine Use of Breast Shields During Chest CT Scans

    Dec. 1, 2010 (Chicago) -- Breast shields should be used to spare the breast tissue from radiation in men and women undergoing CT scans of the lung. So say researchers who found that the shield -- a thin piece of heavy metal placed in front of the chest - does not affect the diagnostic accuracy of th

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  9. Are You Turning Into Your Mom?

    “Oh no -- I’m turning into my mother!” If you’re a woman over 30, chances are you’ve said this at least once. Maybe you spotted a certain expression in the mirror, or maybe you heard yourself saying something you swore you’d never say to your kids. But what about your mom’s medical file? Is history

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  10. Top Women's Health Topics of 2010

    In 2010, WebMD’s women’s health readers showed that they were tired of being tired. No longer willing to accept being told that fatigue is a “normal part of aging," they are seeking solutions at their doctors’ offices, researching it online, and looking to “super foods” to boost their metabolism and

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