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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 You Should Know About Douching

Feminine Odor Problems? What You Should Know About Douching

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.


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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.


Expecting girl or boy

Boy or Girl — Can You Choose Your Baby’s Gender?

Tags: fertility, in vitro fertilization, pregnancy, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), sperm

The methods offered to help you control the gender of your baby are old wives’ tales at best, but it doesn’t hurt to learn what harmful practices you should avoid.


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Why Your Low-T Medications May Not Be Safe (Video)

Tags: enlarged prostate, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Low T, prostate cancer, study, testosterone, testosterone deficiency syndrome, testosterone therapy

Scant evidence of low-T therapy safety or efficacy prompts medical concerns about long-term effects. FDA panel recommends limiting access to disease-related use.


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Wondering If He Thinks You’re Cute? Listen to His Voice

Tags: hearing, relationships, sexual health, voice

A recent study found that men and women vary the strength, tone and pitch of their voices when speaking to members of the opposite sex whom they find attractive.


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Why You May Be Having Pain in Your Penis

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, penis, Peyronie's disease

There's several reasons why you might be feeling pain, ranging from skin disorders to penile cancer. Whatever might be the cause, be sure to see your doctor if your symptoms persist.