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    1. What Hypothyroidism Can Do to Your Body

      Hypothyroidism is easy to treat. One pill a day delivers thyroid hormone to your body. But you need to keep up with your treatment if you want to avoid serious complications. Thyroid medication can make many of the problems below go away. But if hypothyroidism is left untreated, here’s what you can

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    2. Exercises for an Underactive Thyroid

      If you have an underactive thyroid -- a condition called hypothyroidism -- exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. After all, common symptoms like fatigue, swelling, and joint and muscle pain don’t make you want to get up and go. But experts say that physical activity can help you feel bet

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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 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 ones. There's no sp

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    4. The Younger the Mother, the Worse Midlife Health

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their first child in their mid-20s to mid-30s have better health at age 40 than those who have their first child in their teens or early 20s, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 3,30

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    5. The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe With Blood Thinners

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women on blood thinners can also take contraceptives that contain estrogen, or hormone replacement therapy, without raising their risk for blood clots or uterine bleeding, a new Italian study finds. Currently, wom

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    6. Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having high levels of the hormones testosterone and estrogen in mid-life may boost a woman's risk of benign tumors in the uterus called uterine fibroids, a new study suggests. "Our findings are particularly interesting bec

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    7. Ovarian Cyst Condition May Up Child's Autism Odds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have an increased risk for autism, new research from Sweden suggests. This study is the first to find such a link, the researchers said. And, they added, the

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    8. Nearly A Quarter of Caregivers Are Millennials

      By Shefali Luthra Caring for older relatives is usually a task associated with Baby Boomers, the 50- and 60-somethings who find their aging parents need assistance. But almost a quarter of the adults who take care of older people – on top of their regular jobs and responsibilities – are between the

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    9. Weight Gain After Pregnancy and Stillbirth Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight gain after a first pregnancy might raise the risk of infant death and stillbirth in a second pregnancy, a new study suggests. In mothers who were previously a healthy weight, even moderate weight gain between the t

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    10. Top 10 Health Tips for Women

      Let's face it, ladies: Doctor visits are short. And they're getting shorter. What if your doctor had more time? She might tell you the same things that OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, MD, co-author of V Is for Vagina, wants you to know. Consider Dweck's tips your prescription for a lifetime of wellness. 1. Zap

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