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Health Sense

Hysterectomy performed too often

By Judy Foreman
Globe Staff / August 8, 2005

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Last week, California researchers dropped a bombshell when they reported that the routine practice of taking out a woman's ovaries during surgery to remove the uterus not only has no clear health benefit, but actually raises the risk of death from heart disease and hip fracture. (Full article: 1093 words)

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