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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

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Do you think you are safe from cervical cancer because you are in a monogamous relationship, or because you've tested negative for HPV? Think again! Cervical cancer is cancer that ...

Negative HPV Test Does Not Rule Out Cervical Cancer

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Women who do not have a functioning uterus may one day be able to become pregnant thanks to groundbreaking transplant surgery. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic expect to become the first team in ...

First Uterus Transplant Expected Soon in the United States

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True or False: If nobody hits you, you're not being abused. The correct answer is False! Abuse comes in many different shapes and forms, with physical violence being just one visible ...

Emotional Abuse: Invisible Violence Can Destroy a Relationship

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Are your finances affecting your mental health? Research shows that your financial health, including your debt, may play a role in your mental well-being. Having debt can add stress to your ...

Being in Debt Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Whether you are aware of it or not, changes in your hormone levels may be affecting your spending habits all month long. If you are a woman, you know that your hormone levels fluctuate on a ...

Don’t Give Hormones Control Over Your Credit Card

Sponsored by: Beyond Pink: Sharing Our Metastatic Breast Cancer Story, a program brought to you by AstraZeneca If you’ve been given a diagnosis of MBC, remember that you are not alone in your ...

Tips for Talking to your Loved Ones about Your MBC Journey

Sponsored by: Beyond Pink: Sharing Our Metastatic Breast Cancer Story, a program brought to you by AstraZeneca When someone is diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most advanced ...

Supporting Your Loved One on Their Metastatic Breast Cancer Journey

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Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that gradually destroys the brain’s ability to remember, think and reason. The Alzheimer’s Association shares 10 early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Take this ...

Quiz: Could You Be at Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?

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You got a bonus! That’s great! You worked hard for that money, so of course you should get to enjoy it. But before you rush out to the mall to grab the first thing that catches your eye, take a ...

5 Things You Shouldn't Do With Your Year-End Bonus

Sponsored by: Beyond Pink: Sharing Our Metastatic Breast Cancer Story, a program brought to you by AstraZeneca. Women who have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) often have ...

8 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor about Hormone Receptors and Metastatic Breast Cancer

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You worked hard all year long and your company rewarded you with a bonus. Congratulations! Your first instinct may be to rush out and spend the whole thing on that big-ticket item you’ve been ...

7 Smart Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Year-End Bonus

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Do you sometimes worry that your brain is not working as well as it should, or as well as it used to? Or have your friends or family noticed that your memory seems to be slipping? It is ...

Missing Memory: Is It Normal Aging or Dementia?

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Sponsored by: IBSchek™ Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects nearly 40 million people in the United States and approximately 15 percent of ...

Do You Have IBS? A New Test May Have the Answer

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Do you know your family history? For many people, family history means the listing of who was married to whom, and what famous people your family might have been related to from the past. But ...

Thanksgiving is National Family History Day

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For women living with diabetes, gender may affect many aspects of the disease, including how difficult it is to control, and what additional complications may develop. Diabetes is a condition ...

Diabetic Women Have Higher Risks for Other Conditions Than Men

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Researchers believe they have identified three subgroups of type 2 diabetes that may help doctors treat patients more effectively. Type 2 diabetes, which has also been called adult-onset or ...

Researchers Find 3 Subgroups of Type 2 Diabetes

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Women are at the center of an Alzheimer’s crisis. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5 million seniors in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, and two-thirds of them ...

Alzheimer’s Crisis Affects Women More Than Men

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Are you at risk for breast cancer? The short answer is yes, especially if you are a woman. That means every woman should know what she can do to reduce her risk of breast cancer. According to ...

12 Breast Cancer Risks You Should Know About

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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women in the United States. Take our True/False quiz to test your knowledge about breast cancer.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Breast Cancer?

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Are you happy at work or does the thought of going to work depress you? Everyone has down days when they don’t want to go to work. But can your job actually cause you to be depressed? A new ...

Is Your Job Putting You at Risk for Depression?

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Recovery from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa may be complicated by the brain’s response to deeply engrained habits, according to a new study from the New York State Psychiatric Institute at ...

Anorexia May Begin in Brain’s Habit Center, Study Suggests

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Webinar: How do Hormones Affect Metastatic Breast Cancer?

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Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer for women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some time during their ...

7 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Sponsored by: Beyond Pink, a program brought to you by AstraZeneca If you have been told you have metastatic breast cancer (MBC), it means that the cancer, which started in your breasts, has ...

7 Tips for Managing Your Metastatic Breast Cancer Journey

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It doesn’t seem fair that men are often considered more distinguished as they grow older while women are just ... old. But like it or not, there are some real differences in the ways men and ...

Aging: Men and Women Do It Differently

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If your period didn’t arrive on time, you’re probably wondering whether your period is just late — or maybe you're pregnant. If you are not sexually active, you certainly don’t need to worry ...

Late Period? 10 Signs You Might Be Pregnant

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If ovarian or breast cancer runs in your family, you may be at increased risk of developing one or both of these cancers yourself. Ovarian cancer is cancer that starts in a woman’s ovary. Breast ...

The Genetic Link between Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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If you think you were at your sexual best in your 20s or 30s, you might want to think again. Your body may not be as young or as flexible as it used to be, but you may find that natural changes ...

10 Things You Should Know About Sex as You Age

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If getting pregnant is not on your current to-do list, missing a period can be a big cause of anxiety. But pregnancy is not the only reason your period might be late. Check out these 10 ...

Think You're Pregnant? 10 Other Reasons Your Period Might Be Late

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Leukemia and lymphoma are two types of cancer that are found in the blood. Someone in the United States is diagnosed with some type of blood cancer every three minutes, according to the Leukemia & ...

Leukemia and Lymphoma: What’s the Difference?

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Some people think the word “hysterectomy” means removing all of the female sex organs but that isn't the case. In fact, a hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus, or womb. There are ...

Is Ovarian Cancer After a Hysterectomy Possible?

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If you have itchy or scaly patches on your skin caused by psoriasis, you may be able to reduce how often you have flare-ups by avoiding known triggers of your disease. Psoriasis is an ...

7 Psoriasis Triggers to Stay Away From

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Finding a flu shot seems to get easier every year. If going to the trouble of making an appointment at your doctor’s office doesn’t appeal to you, consider one of the many alternative locations ...

Flu Shots: Does It Matter Where You Go for Yours?

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When you think of arthritis, you probably think of joint pain. For people with rheumatoid arthritis, complications of the disease can move beyond the joints and may affect the nervous ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Nerves as well as Joints

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If someone you love has dementia, don’t give up on trying to communicate! Dementia is a progressive disease that causes loss of brain function. Over time, dementia makes it more and more ...

If Someone You Love Has Dementia: 3 Tips To Aid Communication

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Did you get a flu shot? Is your tetanus shot up to date? Did you ever have chickenpox? If so, you might want to get vaccinated against shingles. Vaccines are a common part of the modern ...

Vaccines Teach Your Immune System to Fight Disease

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Wisdom is said to come with age and for many of us approaching middle age, part of that wisdom may include protecting skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Research and common sense both support ...

Protect Your Skin from Damaging Rays of the Sun as You Get Older

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You’ve probably heard that UV rays can increase the risk of skin cancer. Think your skin color can protect you from skin cancer? Think again! People of color have a natural advantage over ...

Trust Your Sunscreen, Not Your Skin Color!

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Is your body craving a dose of vitamin D? If you always wear sunscreen and are careful to protect your skin, it might be! Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin because being out in ...

Does Sunscreen Block the Sunshine Vitamin?

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Sponsored By: The Stork® OTC If you and your partner have been trying to get pregnant for a year without success, one of you may have a fertility problem. Although the blame for infertility has ...

Male Infertility May Reduce Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

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Spending time in the sun can put your skin at increased risk for melanoma or other types of skin cancer. But don’t think the parts of your body that don’t get much sun are safe. Be aware of ...

Spotting Skin Cancer: 10 Places You Need to Check

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From home to the car to the office, school or store, many of us spend our summers moving from one air-conditioned space to another. But have you ever considered the quality of the air coming out ...

Is Your Air Conditioner Good for Your Health?

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You know staying hydrated is important, especially in the heat and humidity of summer. So how much water should you drink every day? The answer depends on your personal health, and how ...

Avoid Dehydration This Summer: How Much Water is Enough?

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If you think the only thing you need to do to stay hydrated is drink when you’re thirsty, think again! If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Dehydration simply means your body does ...

Why All the Hype About Hydration?