Teens Should Be Offered IUDs, Top Doctors’ Group Says

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  • A leading group of physicians who advise on women’s health has issued new guidelines recommending for the first time that doctors offer intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implantable contraception — methods commonly referred to as long-acting reversible contraception — to teenage patients.

    An IUD is a small device placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.

Healthy food makes people better looking

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  • Foods that make a person healthier also make them better looking, a U.S. food expert says.

    “Vitamin C rich foods, especially strawberries, can help keep your skin glowing and bright. Vitamin C is an important building block for collagen, which supports the underlying structure of your skin.

Tennessee ranks third for high blood pressure | The Tennessean

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  • A new report shows that Tennessee is no longer among the 10 fattest states, but its residents remain at higher risk for high blood pressure and diabetes.

    Tennessee was 15th for obesity, sixth for diabetes, second for physical inactivity and third for high blood pressure in the “F as in Fat” report released Tuesday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.