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The Checkup: December, 2012

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Beware of flying champagne corks!

To avoid eye injury during the holidays, be careful uncorking that bottle of bubbly.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  06:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye injury, eye health

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Study questions utility of annual pelvic exams

Research suggests that many pelvic exams are done for reasons that have little to do with medical need.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  03:16 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women's health

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Aerobic exercise beats resistance training for weight loss

Research finds that aerobic activity beats resistance training for aiding weight loss.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  weight loss

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/14/2012

How to talk with young children about Friday’s events

Many grownups will be having challenging conversations with their children.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newton shootings

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Surgical options for mastectomy and reconstruction

Women seeking preventive mastectomy have options for breast reconstruction.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mastectomy, breast reconstruction, breast cancer

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Physical activity may add years to your life

New research finds physical activity may add years to your life expectancy.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  physical activity, exercise, longevity, life expectancy

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Should ‘morning-after’ pill be prescription-free for all ages?

Should emergency contraception be available without a prescription to women of all ages?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  09:37 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  morning after pill, emergency contraception

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 12/07/2012

In ‘Sexy Baby’ film, a look at navigating our porn- and social-media-filled world

New film documents three females' efforts to navigate a world in which pornography, pop culture and social media exert enormous influence.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  02:03 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  genital cosmetic surgery, pornography

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Frankie Muniz suffers mini-stroke at 27? How can that be?

The actor, best known for “Malcolm in the Middle,” reports he recently suffered a mini-stroke.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  09:56 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stroke, cardiovascular disease

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Kate Middleton — A royal case of morning sickness

Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting a baby – and the mom-to-be is in the hospital with a severe case of morning sickness.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  01:49 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  morning sickness, Prince William Kate Middleton

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Weight Watchers launches new program

Weight-loss giant offers new strategy for avoiding unhealthy food choices.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  08:04 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  weight loss, diets


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