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Are you at risk for a BRCA gene mutation? Your ethnic background may give you a clue as to whether your risk is high or low. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes regulate production of proteins that ...

BRCA Ovarian Cancer: Your Ethnicity May Affect Your Risk

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Midlife is a time of transition for women who are moving from their reproductive years toward menopause. The most obvious change is in the reproductive cycle. But that is not the only significant ...

10 Midlife Health Tests Every Woman Needs

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Scientists have believed that higher levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol helped lower the risk of heart attacks. But new research shows that while HDL has for years been described as ...

Is Higher HDL Cholesterol Really Better?

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Have you ever thought that going to the doctor is a little like speed dating? You have just a few minutes to try to get answers to all your questions. But are you asking the right questions? ...

6 Key Questions Your Doctor Wishes You Would Ask

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If you have psoriasis, you may find that certain foods cause flare-ups or make your condition worse, while others seem to ease your symptoms. Scientific data has not shown that any specific diet ...

How Diet Can Help Soothe Skin Issues That Come With Psoriasis

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Contact lenses may be the perfect answer to your vision problems. But if you don’t take good care of your lenses, they could also do real damage to your eyes. As part of Contact Lens Health ...

6 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy With Contact Lenses

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Psoriasis flare-ups can cause painful, itchy patches of scaly skin. If you have psoriasis, knowing what can trigger a flare-up may help you manage your condition to help keep your skin ...

8 Psoriasis Triggers to Avoid

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If you have psoriasis, you may feel like the only person around trying to hide the bumps and scaly patches caused by this chronic skin condition. But you are not alone! Psoriasis can affect ...

9 Celebrities You May Not Know Have Psoriasis

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Going to the gym can be a great time to concentrate on yourself and your own fitness. But that doesn’t mean you should leave common sense or common courtesy at the door. Check out these eight ...

8 Annoying Habits You Should Skip at the Gym

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With many birth control methods to choose from, you may be tempted to change your method from one month to the next. But if you do, you need to be aware of how your birth control could affect your ...

How Will Changing Birth Control Affect My Period?

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Did you know your eyes need sun protection just like your skin? The same rays from the sun that can cause sunburn and skin cancer can also damage your eyes and vision. This means that it is ...

Sun Safety for Your Eyes

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We all want beautiful, healthy hair. But just like our skin, aging can affect how our hair looks and feels, and even how much hair we have. Here’s what you should know about the natural aging ...

Is Weathering Affecting the Health of Your Hair?

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Just as our bodies show signs of age, our hair can become thinner, dryer and more brittle as we get older. So what can you do to help slow the aging process and protect your hair? Try these ...

9 Tips to Help You Keep Your Hair Youthful

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Summer fun can lead to summer pain if you spend too much time in the sun without using enough sunscreen. It’s always best to avoid a sunburn if you can. But if it’s too late for that, try ...

Try These 8 Natural Remedies to Soothe Your Sunburn

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If you think you have a sinus headache, the odds are good that you're wrong. More than 80 percent of people who think they have a sinus headache actually have a migraine, according to WebMD. ...

Is Your Sinus Headache Really a Migraine?

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If you’ve noticed that your skin and hair look oilier during certain times of the month, you’re not alone. The same changes in hormone levels that cause your period are also to blame for monthly ...

5 Ways Your Period Affects Your Skin

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A headache can make your head feel like it's about to burst from too much pressure. But for spinal headaches, the opposite situation may literally be the cause. Spinal headaches are the result ...

Low Spinal Pressure Can Cause Big Headaches

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Approximately 80 percent of those who suffer from migraine headaches report that light makes their headaches worse. This may force them to retreat to a dark room while they wait for their headache ...

Green Light Could Help Migraines, Study Shows

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All parents want their babies to grow up to be smart and successful. But what can you do to help your infant achieve such lofty goals? The answer may be surprisingly simple and ...

8 Tips to Make Your Baby Smarter

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If you get seasonal sniffles, you probably assume you have hay fever or some kind of allergy. But if over-the-counter medications aren’t getting the job done, it might be time to have some test ...

Knowing Your Allergies Is the First Step to Feeling Better

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Choosing the right sunscreen is a key step for skin protection, because if you don’t like your sunscreen, you won’t use it. Start by deciding which type of sunscreen is right for you. All ...

Chemical or Mineral? Which Sunscreen is Right for You?

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Your bones are the support system for your body. Although you may think that bones are similar to rocks, the reality is that bone is a living, growing tissue in your body. Strong bones are ...

Are Your Bones Getting Weaker? Find Out With Bone Density Testing

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Everyone gets sick sometimes. But men and women don’t always do it the same way. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about some key differences between men’s and women’s health.

Quiz: How Do Men and Women's Health Differ?

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If you have sinus allergies, you probably dread the runny nose and itchy eyes and can’t wait for allergy season to be done. But when exactly is allergy season? Maybe a better question would be ...

When Will My Allergies Go Away?

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Rocking and tapping in time with music may help with your baby’s brain development, according to a new study from the University of Washington. Researchers at the UW’s Institute for Learning and ...

Music Rhythms Can Help Your Baby’s Brain

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Has your dentist ever grabbed your tongue with a piece of gauze and pulled it from side to side? If so, you probably just had a screening for oral cancer, according to Dr. Craig Kohler, ...

See the Dentist for Your Oral Cancer Screening

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Have you been trying without success to get pregnant? Are your periods irregular or missing all together? If so, polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS could be part of the problem. PCOS is a ...

Are You Having Trouble Getting Pregnant? You Might Have PCOS

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Stress is an unavoidable part of life. But each of us may have more control of how our bodies respond to stress than was formerly believed. Research suggests that exercise can do more than ...

Exercise May Train Your Body to Handle Stress

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Do you know how to tell what’s going on in your vagina? Vaginal discharge can often help you know if your vagina is healthy or if there’s something going on that you should be concerned ...

What Is Your Vaginal Discharge Trying to Tell You?

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Many of us have a drink now and then, especially in social situations. But for some, that occasional drink can become an addiction that impacts many aspect of life. If you are a woman, ...

Alcohol May Be More Harmful to Women Than Men

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Do you care about protecting your bones, heart, brain and other parts of your body as you age? It sounds like a stupid question. But many women – whether as an informed choice or due to a lack of ...

Estrogen Therapy May Protect Your Heart, Brain, Bones and More

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If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’ve probably already stopped your birth control, improved your diet, and started counting the days until you’re due to ovulate. But, as the saying goes, ...

8 Health Habits That Can Help Boost Your Guy's Fertility

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Do you really understand hormone replacement therapy and whether it could be right for you? If you are a woman, deciding whether or not to take estrogen at the time of menopause is not a ...

Research Suggests Timing Is Key to Hormone Therapy Benefits and Risks

The risk of developing multiple sclerosis is at least two to three times higher overall for women than for men, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Some estimates say the ratio ...

Why Does MS Affect More Women Than Men?

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When you think of a sleep disorder, you may think of things that keep you from sleeping. But there are actually many kinds of sleep disorders that involve problems both with sleeping and with ...

6 Sleep Disorders That Could Be Making You Tired

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Being able to see well and process visual images effectively are important factors for a child’s success in school. Knowing what to watch for can help parents recognize potential vision problems ...

Does Your Child Have A Vision Problem? Know the Signs

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Researchers in Australia have discovered a new way to use non-invasive ultrasound that may one day restore memory functions previously lost to Alzheimer’s disease. Ultrasound is a well-known ...

Alzheimer’s Research Offers Hope for Restored Memory Function

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Do you ever wonder if staring at a computer screen is making your eyes tired or dry?  If so, you might have computer vision syndrome.In the current age of technology, most of us spend hours ...

Do You Have CVS? Screen Time May Be Affecting Your Vision

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Sponsored by: AbbVie Inc. It seems more and more common to hear about people who either can’t or won’t eat certain foods. But in an age when dietary restrictions are the norm, being a “picky ...

Don't Let Dietary Restrictions Spoil Your Party

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Did you know that sitting too much can make you sick? Research shows that sitting for extended lengths of time can increase your risk for serious health conditions including heart disease, ...

Stuck at a Desk? 8 Tips for Staying Healthy

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If you had to list the common symptoms of a heart attack, you’d probably say chest pain and pain in the left arm. But if you are a woman, there are other, equally important warning signs you need ...

Are You Heart Smart? Heart Attacks Different in Women Than in Men

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If you’ve had a vaginal yeast infection, you are not alone. Approximately three out of four women will have at least one yeast infection at some point in their lives, and many women will have ...

Why Do I Keep Getting Yeast Infections?

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Do you feel most loved when you receive a special gift? Or does a hug mean more to you than anything wrapped in paper? Answers to these and similar questions can be the first steps toward more ...

What's the Key to Your Heart? Learn Your Love Language

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If you are a woman, your chances of getting at least one urinary tract infection in your lifetime are as high as 50 percent. Why are women at such high risk for UTIs? The basic answer lies in the ...

Why Are UTIs So Common in Women?

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If you have ridges or lines in your fingernails, the direction and type of line can help you determine whether you are just showing your age, or if a visit to the doctor might be in ...

Should I Worry About Ridges on My Fingernails?

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How many resolutions did you make this year? Better yet, how many are you still keeping? The answer to the first question may help predict your answer to the second question. According to ...

Resolutions Running Out of Steam? Find Out Why

Do you want your menopause to start early or later in life? If you are finished having children, you may wish your periods would go away and welcome the early start of menopause. But research ...

Early vs. Late Menopause: Know Your Health Risks

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If you’ve had a hysterectomy, you may think you are safe from getting cervical cancer in the future. But, depending on the type of hysterectomy you had, that might not be true. Cervical cancer ...

Cervical Cancer May Be Possible Even After Hysterectomy

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Your thyroid may be small, but it has a huge impact on your overall health. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. It produces thyroid hormones that control many of the processes in ...

10 Signs You Might Be Having Issues with Thyroid Hormone Levels

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Have you ever noticed that some people seem to breeze through life without a care, while others seem to be overcome by worry and stress? Although we may have different ideas of what is ...

Don’t Stress! Try These 6 Tips Used by Mentally Strong People