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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

1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: Report

Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

Health Tip of the Day

Olive Oil: You Can Have It 4 Ways

Did you know olive oil comes in four types?

  • Extra virgin, made from the first drops from the first pressing of the olive. By definition, it has less than 1 percent acidity and a light, delicate taste. Use it for salads. It's expensive.

  • Virgin, made from the first pressing. It has a fruity flavor, with a maximum acidity of not more than 2 percent.

  • Olive oil, a blend of refined oil and extra virgin or virgin oil.

  • Extra light olive oil, which has a less intense flavor. Use it for recipes that call for vegetable oil because it doe s not impart a strong olive flavor.

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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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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