August 2014


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The Pill Turns 50
But did it really change the world? Five myths about oral contraceptives.


Fifty years ago this spring, the federal Food and Drug Administration approved a medication that would have a profound impact on women's lives.

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At least 27 states and D.C. will run high-risk insurance pools for very ill


A majority of states have told the Obama administration they want to take part in providing new coverage to uninsured people with medical problems — an early benefit of the health care overhaul law.

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Canadians boast longer lives, better health, eh?
Universal care may be the difference between U.S., northern neighbor


Canadians live about three years longer and are healthier than Americans, and the lack of universal health care in the United States may be a factor, researchers say.

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postbirth-130x100.jpgWhere's the Best Place to be a Mom?
An International Survey Ranked the U.S. 28th in the World For Mothers


People often like to think their moms are the best, but is their country the best place to be for moms?

To read the full article Where's the Best Place to be a Mom?, click here.

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Health Questions Women Need to Ask Their Moms
Dr. Jennifer Ashton Discusses How to Talk About Health Histories


Most women know their mom's medical history can provide important clues to her own. But what exactly do you need to know?

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