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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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Is Black Pepper Healthy?

A little black pepper adds a touch of heat to a dish without overpowering it. Next to salt, it’s one of the most popular food seasonings used by Americans. But have you ever wondered about its health benefits? Is black pepper good for you?

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How Much Fiber Do Women Need in Their Diets

According to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fiber is an important part of an overall healthy eating plan and most women are not eating enough fiber. There are many good sources of fiber including fortified cereal, many whole-grain breads, fruits, (especially berries), beans, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and …

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6 Ways to Stop Overeating for Good

It can be hard to resist a second helping of dinner or a late night snack even though you know this type of overeating is keeping you from losing weight. You know you need to stop eating too much food, but willpower alone is often not enough. Thankfully there are …

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