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Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips

The average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. But many women are not getting a good night’s rest. Some sleep problems affect women more or differently from men including: Insomnia. More than 1 in 4 women in the United States experience insomnia, or the inability to fall …

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Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals. You can help yourself and …

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Skin Safety: Avoiding the ‘Healthy Tan’ Myth

Every year, almost 5 million people are treated for skin cancer in the United States. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds are known to cause skin …

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Factors That May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

There is no way to know for sure if you will get ovarian cancer. Most women get it without being at high risk. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several factors may increase a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer. If you: Are middle-aged or older.Have close …

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The 4 Types of Exercise

Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories—endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Most people focus on one activity or type of exercise and believe they’re doing enough. But each type of exercise is different. Targeting all four types will give you more benefits and help reduce boredom and reduce …

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Bone Health and Breast Cancer

One of the last things you may think about when diagnosed with breast cancer is the health of your bones. You probably already know the importance of keeping your bones healthy throughout your life, but it becomes especially important after a breast cancer diagnosis. Why? Certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, can …

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Your Biopsy: What to Expect

Having a Biopsy - What to Expect

If your doctor has recommended you undergo a biopsy, you may have all kinds of questions about the procedure. While it’s natural to feel worried about an upcoming biopsy, it’s helpful to know that biopsies are generally simple procedures, and most are entirely painless. This article details the most common …

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Do You Live Longer if You Stop Smoking With Lung Cancer?

Few people want to hear the news that they have lung cancer. The startling statistics are that one out of every fourteen people will be diagnosed with lung cancer at some point in their life. Not surprisingly, smoking plays a role in many cases of lung cancer and some people diagnosed with this disease think it’s too late to quit after they’re found to have cancer - but this isn't necessarily the case.

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