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Lids For Lives Fight Against Breast Cancer - HER Week In Health

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In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Week In Health" for the week of September 30, 2011, Bailey Mosier discusses Yoplait's "Lids for Lives" fight against breast cancer campaign, an update on the state of the United States health care system, and finally a study that revealed a possible link between women's coffee consumption levels and a lower risk for depression.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Week in Health.

Yoplait has been a passionate supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for more than a decade. In this week’s edition, we’ll tell you a very simple way that you can join Yoplait in the fight against breast cancer. We’ll also learn that doctors think patients are over-treated rather than under-served. And women who drink more coffee have a lower risk for depression.

Yoplait has already donated more than $30 million to the breast cancer cause, and starting in September, they’ll donate ten cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for each pink Yoplait lid redeemed by December 31, 2011, up to $2 million. Yoplait is increasing its maximum donation by $400,000 this year and is making it easier for you to participate than ever before.

Simply enjoy your favorite Yoplait product, save the pink lid, and then you can either redeem your lids online or mail them in. It gets better. The funds collected in your community actually get sent to your local Susan G. Komen chapter to help women affected by breast cancer right in your own backyard. To learn more, go to Yoplait.com.

In a new poll of U.S. primary care physicians, nearly half say their patients receive too much medical care and nearly a quarter feel they practice more aggressively than they'd like to.

The American Medical Association surveyed 627 physicians and found they’re ordering more tests, prescribing more drugs and diagnosing more people with diseases than they see fit.

Fear of malpractice lawsuits, performance measures and too little time to just listen to patients were the reasons cited for doctors participating in this over-diagnosis.

The U.S.’s healthcare state is already in flux, and an intervention may be necessary.

Texas A&M found that women who drink four or more cups of coffee each day seem to have a lower risk of depression than those who don't drink coffee at all or stop at just one cup.

Researchers tracked almost 51,000 women – whose average age was 63 – and found that women who drank four cups of coffee or more a day had a 20 percent reduced risk for depression compared to those drinking one cup or less daily.

Researchers need to determine if there is a cause-and-effect relationship at work here, but say they’ve seen caffeine to have short-term positive effects on mood.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Week in Health. Join me here, every Friday, as we recap the latest in women’s health.

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The Breast Cancer Society has been serving the breast cancer patients for a long time now and has proven its worth for the patients and their families. There are various partnering medical centers across the continents that are active members of the society. It has actually brought forward the issue globally and especially in areas where there is low awareness.

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