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Vegan Diet May Ease Period Pain

(12/11/2017)

Some women adhering to a vegan diet report light, less painful periods. Also noted are less PMS, mood swings and bloating. 

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A flushable, biodegradable pregnancy test is on the way

(12/04/2017)

The days of hiding used pregnancy tests in a nest of toilet paper or disposing of them in a public restroom will soon be over. Women are rejoicing. And Mother Nature rejoices that the new product will be biodegradable and sustainable.

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Study links raw flour to E. coli illness

(11/26/2017)

Some of my best memories from childhood involved helping mom to bake in the kitchen and getting to lick the beaters and bowls. 

A new study may take the fun out of holiday baking for you, however. It is no longer just the raw eggs in batters that are a cause for concern, according to a study published Nov. 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Got the flu? Should have gotten your flu shot!

(11/19/2017)

If you have been hemming and hawing about getting a flu shot this year, there is still time to get ahead of flu season!

The most common myth surrounding the flu vaccine is that it will give you the flu. False. The vaccine, which contains several strains that doctors deem the most common strains in a given year, does not contain live virus.

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Study links IUDs, reduced cervical cancer

(11/12/2017)

If you are weighing the pros and cons of different birth control methods then there is now one more reason to consider an intrauterine device (IUD).

A recent review published in Obstetrics & Gynecology showed that women who had used IUDs had chances of cervical cancer reduced by one-third.

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Like eyebrows, breasts are sisters not twins

(11/05/2017)

You've had your breasts your entire life, so chances are you notice every little change, including asymmetries and differences in size.

Rest assured, you are not the only person with one superstar and one slacker. Why the differences? The less satisfying answer is that it depends.

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Downtown Festival & Art Show kicks off Nov. 10

(10/29/2017)

The downtown streets from City Hall to the Hippodrome Theatre will transform into a space to celebrate art and creativity when the 36th Downtown Festival & Art Show begins Saturday, Nov. 11.

In addition to arts and crafts, there will be live music, performing arts and a variety of food. Two hundred forty local and national artists will display original artwork, such as sculptures, paintings, jewelry, ceramics and photography.

 

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CDC: Obesity in U.S. at all-time high

(10/22/2017)

America is fat and only getting fatter, an alarming fact released in a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the CDC report, nearly 4 in 10 adults in the United States now are obese, not just overweight.

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October is breast cancer awareness month!

(10/15/2017)

October is breast cancer awareness month and the perfect time to talk about one of the most common forms of cancers affecting women in America.

According to the American Cancer Society, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer during her lifetime is about 12 percent. In 2017, more than a quarter of a million new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women, while just over 40,000 women will die of the disease this year.

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