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  1. Patients Not Always Told of Lab Results

    June 22, 2009 -- Primary care clinicians and their staffs sometimes fail to inform all patients of the results of lab or screening tests --  or fail to keep records that patients were informed and thus have no proof, says a study in the June 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. That poses

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  2. Women More Stricken by Health Care Costs

    May 8, 2009 -- Medical bills and other health insurance issues may prompt more women than men to skip health care visits, a new report shows. The report comes from the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation focused on the health care system. Data came from a 2007 Commonwealth Fund survey on health

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  3. More Education, Better Health

    May 6, 2009 -- Going back to school may belong on your to-do list for good health, because better health tends to go along with more education, a new report says.  The report comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America. The commission analyzed data from th

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  4. Disability Gender Gap for Seniors

    May 5, 2009 -- A new study shows that women, though likely to live longer than men, are up to two and a half times more likely to suffer from disabilities than men as seniors. Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center examined the records of 5,888 people 65 and over; they found that women ar

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  5. Hysterectomy: Spare Ovaries, Boost Health?

    April 21, 2009 -- Ovary removal during a hysterectomy is often done to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. But doing so also boosts the risk of heart disease and death long-term, according to a new study. For women without a strong family history of ovarian cancer or genetic predisposition to it, the

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  6. Women Better at Sniffing Out Body Odor

    April 7, 2009 -- If you are slapping on perfume to cover body odor, you may be able to fool men but probably not women. New research shows that women are more sensitive than men to the smell of underarm sweat. The reason, according to researchers, could be that women are biologically more sensitive

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  7. The Most Dangerous Place to Drive?

    Feb. 26, 2009 -- Driving may be more dangerous in the South than any other place in the country, the CDC says. In 2005, the latest year for which statistics are available, 45,520 deaths in the U.S. were related to motor vehicles, according to the CDC. The Northeast had the lowest average annual rate

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  8. Alcohol Linked to Cancer Risk in Women

    Feb. 24, 2009 -- Women who drink as little as one alcoholic beverage a day -- be it beer, wine, or hard liquor -- have an increased cancer risk, a study shows. Researchers followed more than 1.2 million middle-aged women for an average of seven years. The women were participants in the ongoing Milli

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  9. Health Guidelines Ignored Before Pregnancy

    Feb. 13, 2009 -- Few women follow lifestyle and nutritional guidelines before becoming pregnant, even when pregnancy is contemplated to some degree, a new study shows. Researchers at the MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre at the University of Southampton wanted to find out whether women follow such gu

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  10. Multivitamins May Not Cut Cancer Odds

    Feb. 9, 2009 -- Taking a multivitamin may not lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, or death from any cause for postmenopausal women. That's according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Here are highlights from the study, which included 161,800 postmenopausal U.S. wome

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