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4 DIY Health Checks That Save Lives And Money

There are a few easy things you can do yourself at home to help you stay healthier. They could not only save your life but with skyrocketing healthcare costs, these DIY health checks can save you a lot of money in the long run. Prevention is better than being surprised with a disease that could threaten your life and finances. I know women who wish they had done some simple at-home health checks.

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Estrogen Exposure and Breast Cancer

There are a number of studies that have given us clues about the factors contributing to breast cancer. But one of the most significant factors is synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT). According to a study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer rates for women dropped in tandem with decreased use of HRT. In Canada, between 2002 and 2004, HRT use dropped by 7.8 percent. During that same time, breast cancer rates also fell by 9.6 percent.

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Breast Cancer Screening and 2 Other Concerns

Many women have been alarmed by the recent recommendations for breast cancer screening. It's not surprising that those who have already been getting annual mammograms or are approaching the age of forty are confused about what they should do. I know because I'm one of them.

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What is BRCA Testing?

Have any of you seen the TV ads for the BRCA testing? I had read about it in a women's magazine some time ago but just recently saw a commercial. I was really surprised that the testing company, Myiad, has been running the campaign for two years now considering it was the first one I'd ever seen.

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