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  1. Personal Best: Q&A With Bella Thorne

    Teen actress Bella Thorne, 16, doesn't have much free time these days. After a 3-year gig playing aspiring dancer CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel's smash hit Shake it Up, she's been busy jetting to far-flung destinations like South Africa to shoot big-screen movies. She plays Adam Sandler's daughte

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  2. Panel Recommends HPV Test as Replacement for Pap

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical cancer screening. In three separate 1

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  3. Simple Tricks for Avoiding Everyday Pain

    Back pain, neck pain, and headaches: these three common pain conditions affect millions of Americans every day. About 100 million people suffer from chronic pain, with 27% of pain sufferers complaining of low back pain, 15%, severe headache or migraine, 15%, neck pain, and 4%, facial pain or ache. 

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  4. Nicole Kidman: Actress, Mom, Women's Advocate

    Nicole Kidman is the first to admit that she's not likely to replace Padma Lakshmi on Bravo's Top Chef any time soon. Some celebrities like to tout their prowess in the kitchen, but Kidman, the Academy Award-winning star of films like Days of Thunder, Cold Mountain, The Hours, and The Golden Compass

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  5. Female Masturbation: 5 Things You May Not Know

    Men may talk about it more often, but women do it, too. More than half of American women 18-49 masturbate at least once every 3 months, according to a study from The Kinsey Institute, and that’s true for single women and those who are coupled up. Self-pleasure doesn’t have the stigma it once did, sa

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  6. Edie Falco’s Real Habits: She’s No Nurse Jackie!

    Award-winning actress Edie Falco, who plays drug-addicted nurse on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, stays active and energized in her real life with smart food picks and regular workouts. Yet for her, the flab-firming effects of sweat sessions are simply an added perk. It's the mood-boosting benefits that m

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  7. On the Street With Niki O'Brien

    Niki O’Brien, a litigation support consultant and mom in Winter Park, FL, seeks help for exercise, meal planning, skin care, and how to get a better night’s sleep.       ‘Always Tired’ Ask any working mom, "How are you?" and you're likely to hear "Tired!" That's certainly true for O'Brien, mom to to

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  8. Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to This

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surge in the number of thyroid cancer cases in recent decades suggests the disease is being overdiagnosed and overtreated, a new study contends. Although the number of thyroid cancer diagnoses has almost tripled sinc

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  9. Postmenopausal Estrogen and Lower Glaucoma Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research. "Ours is one of the fi

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  10. Q&A With Kristin Davis

    You're a patron of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. How did you get involved? "I was visiting Kenya with friends in 2009, and one day, while we were on a safari, we came across an orphaned, injured baby elephant. Rescuers from the trust were notified, and so I saw firsthand the devoted w

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