If you have cancer and wish to date someone, you may be afraid to mention your cancer diagnosis. It’s natural to have some jitters. Find tips to dealing with common fears as well as ways to connect with new people.
Everyone likes to feel connected, and our smart phones and tablets help us to do that. But too much connectivity may not be good for the brain.
Breast cancer doesn’t occur often in younger women. Of the more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2015, only about 11 percent will involve women younger than 45. Young breast cancer patients have special concerns. Their cancers tend to be more advanced, more aggressive, more likely … Read More
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. Sugar can knock sex hormones out of balance and make you lose your sex drive — and your ability. Excessive sugar can also: Lower testosterone Reduce growth hormone production Make … Read More
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We all need fulfilling personal relationships. They are essential to our humanity. Researchers have found that good, healthy relationships are even associated with better mental and physical health. With a romantic partner, taking the time to spend together in a meaningful way is just as important. The preparation, and details involved, can even create more … Read More
Turns out, hugs don’t just make you feel good. It might sound a little corny or just something fun to do, but researchers find that giving people an affectionate squeeze is actually good for your health. “The health benefits of giving and receiving hugs are quite impressive. They have a therapeutic effect on people,” says … Read More
Think about all the nice things your spouse or partner does for you. Ever consider that helping you to be healthy is one of them? We don’t just mean bringing you chicken soup when you’re sick, preparing your favorite healthy snacks or reminding you to take your daily medicine. Research shows a partner can help when it … Read More
If you feel like you’ve lost your libido, there’s a lot to consider. Sex drive and the things that affect it are complicated. It is also dependent on personal relationships. Add into these the biological need to reproduce, which naturally will diminish to some degree as we all age. Medical problems, hormonal differences, marital problems, … Read More
Contributor: Rene Barrat-Gordon, Oncology Social Worker, Taussig Cancer Institute Dating comes with many challenges, let alone if you are battling cancer. It’s normal to have fears and concerns about dating or starting a new relationship, but having cancer should not stop you from taking a chance on a great relationship. Some unique questions Cancer patients … Read More
Partner yoga is a newly emerging practice in which poses are shared and supported by another person — and it’s not just for couples.