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Newly Approved DNA Test for HPV Could Replace Your Pap

Tags: cervical cancer, colposcopy, HPV, PAP, Pap smears

The FDA recently approved a DNA test for HPV that helps physicians identify high-risk pre-cancer conditions and could eventually replace the Pap smear test. The DNA test would lengthen the time between tests to three to five years.


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3 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Tags: cancer, prostate cancer

When it comes to prostate cancer, certain risk factors can be changed while others can’t, Find out what you need to know, including three ways to lower your risk.


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Men: Are You at Risk for Prostate Health Issues?

Tags: prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, prostate gland, prostate screening

Men often are reluctant to see a doctor when they notice a change in their bathroom habits. But It's important for men to see a urologist and deal with prostate and other urologic issues sooner than later.


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What to Do When Diabetes Affects Your Sex Life

Tags: diabetes, erectile dysfunction, erection, sex, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

If you have diabetes and are experiencing problems in your sex life, you're probably feeling frustrated and depressed. Tell your doctor what's going on. Your doctor can give you information about medication and treatments.


How Men Can Safeguard Sexual Health (Infographic) on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

How Men Can Safeguard Sexual Health (Infographic)

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, genital warts, health screenings, herpes, herpes zoster virus, infographic, STD, STI, testicle, testicular cancer, Type 2 diabetes

Men may be reluctant to see a doctor, especially for sexual health issues. However, it is critical to be proactive to catch problems early. Find simple ways to safeguard a man's sexual health.


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5 Biggest Reasons Women Don’t Enjoy Sex

Tags: female sexual dysfunction, hormone, hormone therapy, libido, sex, sexual health

Some women struggle to enjoy sex. It's a common and complicated issue that can make women and their partners feel isolated or less connected. It's important to address with your doctor as there are treatments available.


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Women and Low Sex Drive: Why It Happens, How to Help It

Tags: libido, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health

Sex has a long list of benefits and helps partners feel connected, so why does low libido occur? It may come down to the basic drives that help us survive. Of course, it's more complicated than that. Read on.


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Age 35 and Older: Too Late to Get Pregnant? (Video)

Tags: fertility, infertility, pregnancy, pregnant, video

U.S. women are waiting longer to have their first child, a new study says. But while first-time older mothers face increased health risks, they can improve their outlook by adopting healthy [...]


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Freezing Eggs Can Preserve Your Dream of Motherhood

Tags: fertility, infertility, IVF, pregnancy, pregnant

One of the newest advances in fertility treatment — retrieving and freezing eggs — can give a woman better odds for starting a family later in life since life doesn’t always cooperate with a woman’s plans for motherhood.


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What You Should Know About Infertility’s Most Common Cause

Tags: fertility, hormone therapy, hormones, infertility, infertility treatments, ovarian cysts, ovaries, PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy

Most ovulation problems result from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. Fortunately, relatively inexpensive oral drugs can effectively treat PCOS, allowing many women to conceive.