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Effects of fibroids can be ‘stunning’

By age 50, about seven out of 10 white women and more than eight out of 10 black women in the United States have a condition about which they may not even be aware: fibroids, or noncancerous tumors in the muscles of the uterus.

Up and at ‘em: Follow Michelle Obama’s advice and get moving all day long

The first lady of the United States has a message for you: Get moving!

New wrinkles in use of Botox

When most people hear the term“Botox,” the first thing that usually comes to mind is wrinkle reduction.

Saving carrots from their usual sugary Easter fate

Though carrots often make it into the Easter feast lineup, I’ve never understood why. Maybe it’s a nod to the Easter bunny.

Screening and treatment can decrease severity of osteoporosis

Most people have heard the word osteoporosis and are aware that women are more prone to getting it, particularly as they age. What they might not know is what a diagnosis of osteoporosis really means – how to manage it or possibly even how to prevent its onset altogether.

Study: Married people have fewer heart problems

Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.

How to keep occasional back pain from becoming chronic

As your back gets older, occasional aches can turn into chronic, perhaps disabling, pain. In the March issue of Harvard Men’s Health Watch, Zachariah Isaac, a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, offers suggestions aimed at making sure that doesn’t happen. His list:

Sleep apnea: What you need to know

Each year the lives of millions of Americans are affected by sleep-related disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea is characterized by periods of partial or complete cessation of air flow during sleep. OSA has significant effect on health, safety and quality of life.

Questioning mammograms: Is the test worth having?

Knowing whether to have a mammogram – and when – became more confusing than ever last month when one of the largest-ever mammography studies cast doubts on the test’s value.

Studies indicate some risks in therapeutic bed rest during pregnancy

When Michelle Massucci went into preterm labor with twins almost four months before her due date, she followed her doctor’s orders for strict bed rest.

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