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An IUD may not be appropriate for all women, and it is not recommended for women who have had recurrent pelvic infections, abnormal vaginal bleeding, or uterine cancer. It is important to remember that an IUD will not offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.


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Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity

Both should be treated at the same time, researchers say

Health Tip of the Day

Blood Pressure Affected by Work, Home

Your boss can raise your blood pressure -- and so can your spouse, researchers say. A British study found that women had higher blood pressure when working for a supervisor who was considered unfair than when they worked for a more favored supervisor. A U.S. study found that husbands and wives had higher blood pressure when they were in a marital spat. Those with the highest blood pressure were men and women who were trying to change their spouses in some way.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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