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Surprising Benefit of Hip Replacement: A Better Sex Life

Tags: hip replacements, joint pain, orthopaedic, sex, sexual health

For people in need of hip replacement, sex can be extremely painful. The good news is that once the joint is replaced, you can resume having sex within six to eight weeks – and it’s often better than it’s been for years.


Why You Should Come Out to Your Doctor

Why You Should Come Out to Your Doctor

Tags: HIV, LGBT, mental health, overweight, STDs

If you are like most members of the LGBT community, it’s likely you haven’t told your physician. But there are compelling reasons why you should tell your healthcare provider if you are LGBT.


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What You Need to Know About 4 Gynecological Cancers

Tags: cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, gynecological cancer, HPV, hysterectomy, ovarian cancer, PAP, Pap smears, vulvar cancer

Gynecological cancers are relatively rare, and they respond well to treatment when caught early. Know the risks, signs and likelihood of developing one of these diseases.


Watch This if You Have Heart Disease and Take ED Drugs (Video)

Watch This if You Have Heart Disease and Take ED Drugs (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, ED, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, study

A new study finds that drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction could have heart benefits, including Viagra® (sildenafil citrate), Levitra® (vardenafil) and Cialis® (tadalafil).


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Men: Don’t Let Incontinence Slow You Down

Tags: bladder, bladder infection, botox, multiple sclerosis, overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, prostate cancer, prostatectomy, stroke, urinary incontinence

From surgical side effects to overactive bladder, there are several causes of male incontinence. Fortunately, multiple treatment options can relieve it.


Feminine Odor Problems? What Every Woman Needs to Know

Feminine Odor Problems? What Every Woman Needs to Know

Tags: douche, feminine hygiene, garlic, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, STDs, vaginitis

A Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN gives straight answers about douching, feminine odor and vaginal health.


Spoonful of sugar

Why Sugar Can Wreck Your Sex Drive (Video)

Tags: added sugar, functional medicine, relationships, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health, stress, sugar

It's sweet and seductive, and we often crave it. But when it comes to your sexual health, it's not so good for you. It's sugar. Find out why sex and sugar don't mix.


Senior Couple Relaxing On Sofa At Home

Why Sex Is Good for Your Health, Especially Your Heart

Tags: Headaches, migraines, pelvic floor surgery, sex, sex and heart health, stress

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure -- it also offers incredible health benefits. It can be good for your heart, relieve pain, help you sleep restfully, and it can even ease headaches.


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How to Get Your Sex Drive Revved Up as You Age (Video)

Tags: female sexual dysfunction, relationships, sex, sexual dysfunction, video, videos

Sex drive and the things that affect it are complicated. Find out specifically what can affect desire and how you can work with your doctor if you need help rekindling the romance.


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Erectile Dysfunction: Best Options Beyond Medication, Lifestyle Changes

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, erection, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health

Oral medications like Viagra®, Levitra® and Cialis® work for most men. Lifestyle changes can also help. But there are other options if these fail to provide desired results or for men who are advised not to take them.