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Height is a Factor in These 5 Diseases

My husband and I differ in height by 13 inches, and while I lament the challenges of being shorter, he reassures me that being taller is not always a picnic.† The reality is that there are benefits as…

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Cancer’s Scary Link to Height

If you've ever been jealous of long-legged supermodels it might be time to reconsider the advantages of being short.† According to new research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers…

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Can The Pill Protect You from Ovarian Cancer?

Congrats, pill users: Your method's got perks! First, the bad news: About 12 in 100,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, making it the eighth most common cancer in women. Yet o…

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Is Patenting Human Genes Ethical?

UPDATED June, 13 2013: The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that human genes cannot be patented. Justice Clarence Thomas, writing on behalf of the court, said, "Myriad found the location of the BRC…

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Hysterectomy: The Facts

One in three women in the United States has had a hysterectomy by age 60, but unfortunately, many of these may have been unnecessary. Learn the specific cases when a hysterectomy is the best treatment…

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Nobody Should Go Through Cancer Alone

Today is Owning Pinkís three year anniversary (Throw confetti, pop corks, do cartwheels, and light firecrackers! WOOT! Happy Anniversary, Owning Pink!) And thatís not all. Three days ago was my 43r…

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Top 10 Spring Superfoods

Spring is finally here and along with it starts the cascade of vibrant superfoods.† Obviously, some take a little longer than others, but here are my picks for the top 10 spring superfoods.† Enjoy! …

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Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. It's ironic that this would be the month that one of my good friends, at age 55, would be having her surgery for ovarian cancer. In retrospect, she had all…

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