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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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Today in Health News

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

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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