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  1. 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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  2. Do Breast Implants Boost Women's Sex Lives?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who got breast implants said the surgery spiced up their sex lives, a small, preliminary study found. The Brazilian researchers found that women experienced a significant boost to their arousal and sexual satisfaction

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  3. Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to treat patients' unhealthy lifestyle habits -- such as smoking, poor eating and being overweight -- as aggressively as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, a new Amer

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  4. New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- No good evidence supports using hormone replacement therapy after menopause to prevent heart disease or other chronic ills, but short-term use for hot flashes should be an option. That's the conclusion of the latest analysis of the

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  5. Stressful Middle Age & Alzheimer's Risk in Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deal with a lot of day-to-day stressors in middle-age may have a somewhat higher risk of developing Alzheimer's later in life, a new study suggests. The findings, published online Sept. 30 in BMJ Open, do not prove that y

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  6. A Woman's Guide to 'Me' Time

    Women today have been told we have it all -- careers, families, kids, community involvement, and relationships. But all too often, having it all leaves us with no time or strength left for ourselves. Recent research has shown that women today are less happy than they have been over the past 40 years

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  7. Q&A With Idina Menzel

    With credits in stage, film, television, and music, Idina Menzel, 42, has won a Tony Award for her green-girl portrayal of Elphaba in the musical Wicked, and garnered a Tony nomination for her character Maureen in Rent. On television, she's played Rachel's biological mother, Shelby Corcoran, on Fox'

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  8. Nearly 60% of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent three of every five new cases of endometrial cancer in the United States, according to a new review of scientific evidence. Researchers estimate that 5

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  9. Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New breast cancer research reveals a significant death rate among women under 50 who forgo regular mammograms and casts doubt on recent screening guidelines from a U.S. panel of experts. The findings support the merit of regul

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  10. Most Women Don't Understand Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Most women do not have an accurate idea of their personal risk of breast cancer, according to a new survey that polled more than 9,000 women. "Only 9.4 percent of the women surveyed were accurately able to tell you their li

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