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  1. Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Health Conditions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests. "PCOS has profound implications for a women's reproductive health, as well as her long-term

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  2. Q&A With Mariel Hemingway

    1. Your new book, Out Came the Sun, and the 2013 documentary about your life, Running From Crazy, bring home the personal demons and mental illness that run deep within your family. How have you been able to face and overcome your challenges? I think there's always a person in a family who says, "I

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  3. Do Natural Treatments Work for Hypothyroidism?

    Eating specific foods or taking supplements won't help you control hypothyroidism, but they can sometimes make you feel better, lower your stress, and prevent disease. Make sure you keep up with the hormone medication your doctor prescribes. Natural treatments can't replace the traditional one. Ther

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  4. Hypothyroidism and Your Weight

    When your thyroid hormone levels go down, the number on your scale sometimes goes up. But there are a lot of ways you can take control of your weight. Your thyroid gland sends hormones into the bloodstream that help regulate metabolism -- the process that controls how your body uses energy. When you

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  5. What Hypothyroidism Can Do to Your Body

    Hypothyroidism is easy to treat. One pill a day delivers thyroid hormone to your body without any side effects. But you need to keep up with your treatment plan if you want to avoid serious complications. The good news is that thyroid medication can make many of these problems go away. Here's what c

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  6. Full Bladder and Women Over 40 at Night

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds. Researchers found that of over 2,000 women aged 40 and up, one-third said they routinely got up at least twice a night to use the

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  7. Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research questions the value of ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts who've had a normal mammogram. Although dense breasts are a known risk factor for breast cancer, this increasingly common strategy does

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  8. Low-Dose Aspirin and Women Under 65

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although low-dose aspirin may curb the risks of heart disease and colon cancer, the downsides appear to outweigh the benefits for many women, a new large study suggests. For women younger than 65, researchers found taking lo

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  9. Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s commonly lack well-known risk factors for the disease, according to new research that could fuel debate about preventive screening for this age group. The study of 136 wome

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  10. New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dutch researchers have developed a device that may reduce the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram while preserving the quality of the image. Breast compression is necessary in mammography for imaging purposes,

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