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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Women Smokers and Risk of Lethal Stroke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women who smoke face similar stroke risks, but female smokers may be at greater risk for a more deadly and less common type of stroke, according to a new study. Researchers examined data from more than 80 international

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  9. Q&A With Octavia Spencer

    Best known for her Academy Award-winning work as Minny in the 2011 film The Help, Octavia Spencer most recently starred in the 2013 feature Fruitvale Station. This month, her children's book is being published, and next February, Black and White, a Kevin Costner film in which she stars, is due in th

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  10. Q&A With Tia & Tamera

    Tia, your son Cree just turned 2. Tamera, your baby boy Aden is now 11 months old. Any big milestones to share? Tia: Cree is in "the terrible twos." He's throwing tantrums. I say, "You can have this toy once you calm down." If you constantly console, you're rewarding bad behavior. I find it extremel

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