Breast Cancer in Young Women Requires Different Treatment

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

Why Sugar Can Wreck Your Sex Drive (Video)

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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9 Tips to Prepare You for Date Night

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

Why Hugging Is Actually Good for Your Health (Video)

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

Can a Happy Marriage Keep You Healthy? (Video)

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

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

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

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6 Things to Do When You Start Dating While Battling Cancer

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