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10 screening tests women need

Screening tests can help catch diseases early, when they’re easier to treat. Illness isn’t the only reason to see a doctor. In fact, preventive care while you’re healthy can help reduce your risk of getting sick to begin with. Regular screenings can help you avoid some of the biggest threats to women’s health—including heart disease, […]

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Tampon safety 101

There are firsts for everything, including using tampons. And if you’re about to try them for the first time—or even if you’ve used them for years—it’s important to be tampon savvy. In particular, that means knowing how to use them safely. But first some background: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers tampons a medical device […]

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Approaching menopause? Take care of your heart now.

Midlife is a crucial time for women to protect their hearts, a new study shows. It found that healthy habits during the transition to menopause may help keep arteries from clogging as you age. Changes that often occur after menopause—higher blood pressure and cholesterol—raise a women’s risk of heart attacks and stroke. But these findings […]

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Better hearing, less constipation and other surprising benefits of exercise

Periodically, we see reports that scientists are closer to developing a pill that would mimic the benefits of exercise.The truth is that no medication or supplement even comes close to exercise for being able to do so much for so many people — or probably ever will.While we’ve all heard that regular exercise can improve […]

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