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  1. Habits That May Cause Constipation

    If you've ever been constipated, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Although laxatives can provide a short-term fix, making certain lifestyle changes can help solve the problem for good. Below, medical experts weigh in on seven habits you should avoid to improve your digestive health. 1. Inactivi

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  2. Herbal Remedies for PMS

    Herbal remedies for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are among the vitamins and supplements women spend billions on each year. Of women who buy supplements, 4% do so to alleviate symptoms of PMS, according to one report. Some of the things they turn to include chaste tree extract (chasteberry), evening p

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  3. Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Just one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to provide long-term protection against cervical cancer in women, a new study suggests. The HPV vaccine is currently recommended as a three-dose series, but do

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  4. Screening for HPV May Be Better Than Pap Test

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is more effective than Pap tests for protecting women against invasive cervical cancer, a new study suggests. HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer. In a Pap test, cells from the

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  5. Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- As the population ages, experts expect the number of women with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis to surge. "Osteoporosis is a serious threat to women's health -- worldwide one in three women over the age of 50 will

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  6. Treating Symptoms in Babies

    If your baby is sick, you'll find there are many over-the-counter medications available to ease baby’s symptoms. In fact, faced with the dizzying array of choices at your local drug store, it's difficult to know which medication to choose. Not all products are the same, and it's essential to give yo

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  7. Q&A With Sasha Alexander

    As the forensic pathologist Dr. Maura Isles on TNT's hit show Rizzoli & Isles, actor Sasha Alexander spends her time examining dead bodies. But in real life, this Los Angeles-based mother of two, 40, knows a lot about living a healthy life. In fact, it's not her first time in a nail-biting crime-sol

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  8. Q&A With Soleil Moon Frye

    You're finishing your third trimester -- and are due any day now! How are you feeling? "I'm good! I'm definitely juggling it all, what with two kids, which is a lot while being pregnant. But I'm very excited. We're having a boy [her husband is producer Jason Goldberg]. I can't believe it. I confess

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  9. Connie Britton's New Role: Healthy Living

    Connie Britton pays a lot more attention when she goes grocery shopping these days. The Nashville star and four-time Emmy nominee says that losing both of her parents, in a painfully short period of time to different types of cancer, served as a major wake-up call about her own health. Britton's mom

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  10. Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women: Survey

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women with uterine fibroids wait more than three years on average before seeking treatment, even though symptoms often interfere with their everyday lives, a new survey finds. These benign tumors affect up to 80 percent of w

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