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How You Can Give Prostate Cancer the ‘Cold Treatment’

Tags: cryotherapy, hormone therapy, innovations, prostate, prostate cancer, PSA, PSA screening, treatments

Here’s a less-known, but effective, prostate cancer treatment: freeze the cancer cells. Cryotherapy offers an excellent option for some prostate cancer patients, experts say.

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Let’s Talk About Sex After a Heart Attack (Video)

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart health, Sex and Heart, sexual health

After a heart attack, sex is still an important component of your quality of life, as well as your partner’s. It stresses the heart only as much as climbing a few flights of stairs. Learn more.

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Incontinence? Sling Removes Your Fear of Sudden Sneeze

Tags: bladder, botox, ESTEEM trial (Effects of Surgical Treatment Enhanced with Exercise for Mixed Urinary Incontinence), incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic floor surgery, pelvic surgery, sneezing, urine leakage

Sling surgery is a good option to treat one of the two most common types of female urinary incontinence, known as “stress incontinence,” when sudden stresses from laughing, sneezing or coughing lead to leakage.

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Vasectomy Requests Peak During March Madness

Tags: fertility, pregnancy, sex, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal

Many men plan a vasectomy for this week with an eye toward watching the NCAA basketball tournament all weekend while they recuperate.

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Morning-After Pill: Your Weight Plays a Role

Tags: birth control, contraception, IUDs, obesity, pregnancy, sex

A European manufacturer of emergency contraception pills says they’re not effective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds. Other, more reliable contraception can prevent morning-after uncertainty.

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Don’t Let Arthritis Stop You From Enjoying Sex

Tags: arthritis, chronic pain, fatigue, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sex, sexual health, Sjögren’s syndrome

Find out how to overcome the sexual hurdles arthritis places in your way. The benefits are worth the extra effort.

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Skin Tags and Cysts: When You Should Worry

Tags: cysts, dermatologist, dermatology, skin care, skin tags, warts

Skin tags and cysts are common and usually harmless, but they may require treatment if they are painful or bleeding. They also can be mistaken for other conditions. Know when it’s time to see a doctor.

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Fibroids and You: 4 Biggest Myths Busted

Tags: cancer, fibroids, hysterectomy, uterine fibroids

About half of all women have uterine fibroids, but most don’t have any problems. Still, fibroid fallacies abound — from the belief that they are cancerous to the assumption that a hysterectomy is needed. Find the facts.

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‘Sexting’ Can Indicate Other Sexual Behaviors in Teens

Tags: child safety, electronics, growing pains of parenting, sexting, teenager, teens

Researchers say that parents and teachers should monitor the texts their children or students send and receive and be aware that sexting can be an issue as early as middle school.

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Don’t Ignore Erectile Dysfunction

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, sex, sexual dysfunction

Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) should be checked by a doctor for early heart disease, even if they aren’t interested in ED treatment. Almost every man with ED can receive treatment that works for him.