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October 23, 2014 9:34 PM Menopause and Pelvic Exams: The Rules are Changing

Sometimes you get so used to doing things a certain way that when the protocol changes, it can throw you for a loop. Take the Pap test, which has been the gold standard for diagnosing cervical cancer since the 1950s. The National Cancer Institute says the Pap, named after Greek doctor Georgios Papanikolaou, has helped reduce certain cervical cancers 36

October 23, 2014 8:03 PM Republican Congressman Is Unaware There Is No Surgeon General To Head Ebola Response

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says Ron Klain is "off to a bad start" in his new role as the president's Ebola response coordinator, and that the U.S. Surgeon General should be the one leading the effort. But what Chaffetz doesn't seem to realize is that there hasn't been a surgeon general for more than a year. “Why not have the surgeon general head this up?" Chaffetz 15

October 23, 2014 5:05 PM 6 Secrets to Staying Sane (and Maybe Even Mindful) for People Who Do Way Too Much

Everyone talks about people having it all, doing it all. There have been plenty of thought-provoking articles and books written about it by everyone from Delia Ephron to Sheryl Sandberg. Not to mention countless posts and responses and retorts about it buzzing around the Internet. But even with that barrage of opinions and advice, I think many people 27

October 23, 2014 2:06 PM Vitaminwater Pressured To Pay People Who Thought It Was A Health Drink

Earlier this month, Red Bull agreed to pay up to $10 to anyone who's ever bought a Red Bull to settle claims that it misled customers into thinking the energy drink “gives you wings.” Truth In Advertising, a Connecticut-based group that fights against deceptive advertising, is trying to get compensation for people who bought Vitaminwater thinking it was more healthful 27

October 23, 2014 2:02 PM 10 Ways to Beat Stress in 10 Minutes or Less

Stress can be a dangerous burden. We've all felt it whether it be a time constraint on an upcoming project, hitting every red light when you are already late, or just the cause of a frustration. It can be triggered by emotions such as anger, worry, or grief. But whatever may cause it, stress comes on strong, and can domino into something even worse 29

October 23, 2014 11:04 AM Medicare: It's Complicated

I am about to turn 65, which means I'm eligible to enroll in Medicare. But it appears that things between me and Mr. M are already off to a rocky start. Frankly, I think he's a lying cheating bastard who promises to love and care for you like nobody's business but then -- at least from what I keep hearing from friends who have already spent time in his company 104

October 22, 2014 8:22 PM I Tried the Next Level in Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech is probably one of the hottest phrases out right now. Companies on both the fashion and tech side are racing to get into the game, each entrant hoping that it has the ticket to mass consumer adoption. Microsoft just announced this week that it will introduce a product shortly, and even the mighty LVMH has said that one of its luxury brands 23

October 22, 2014 6:05 PM Nights of Never-Ending Oreos

I used to think that food was the only thing I could depend on. It was my go-to coping mechanism when I had to deal with anything. A bad breakup? Bust out the ice cream. Stretches of loneliness that seemed to last forever? Get out the jar of peanut butter. Anxiety about moving to a new city? Hand already in the box of Oreos. Food was comforting, dependable 30

October 22, 2014 12:07 PM Breast Friends: Mammograms, The Picture Of Health

If you believe the old adage, ‘the only way to have a friend is to be one,’ then this time of life, the transition through menopause, is an especially good time to be your own best friend -- especially when it comes to taking care of your health. The American Cancer Society (ACS); the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the US Preventive 30

October 22, 2014 11:23 AM Tainted supplements sold after recalls, study says

Tainted dietary supplements often continue to be spiked with hidden and potentially dangerous drugs months and even years after being the subjects of product recalls, according to research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers identified 27 supplements available for purchase online in the summer of 2013 that were among 29