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    Sexual Health 5 Health Conditions That Can Wreck Your Sex Life, According to a Doctor – Prevention

    Every year I lecture to medical students about female sexual function, and when I look out at the sea of faces, I know what they’re thinking: I’m going to be a cardiologist/gastroenterologist/oncologist/fill-in-the-blank specialist. I don’t need to know about female sexual dysfunction. Wrong...
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    General Health PrEP Can Decrease the Odds of Getting HIV Through Sex by 99% – Prevention

    Up until 2012, there was only one way to protect yourself from acquiring the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from sex: wearing condoms. While condoms are still a great preventive tool, there’s actually another incredibly effective method you can use to significantly decrease your chances of...
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    General Health A Man Became Extremely Drunk After His Own Gut Brewed “Beer” From Carbs – Prevention

    A new BMJ Open Gastroenterology case report details the story of a man with a rare condition known as auto-brewery syndrome. He started having dizziness, brain fog, memory loss and aggression issues in 2011, about a week after he finished a round of antibiotics for a thumb injury. Doctors...
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    General Health 5 Health Symptoms Men Should Never Ignore – Prevention

    Sometimes, an itch is just an itch and a sore muscle is just a sore muscle. But when symptoms persist, or you start to notice certain patterns, it can signal that something more serious is going on. Here, the five symptoms that are always worth a visit to … Read more via Prevention...
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    General Health 5 Doctor’s Appointments Men Should Make Every Year – Prevention

    Research proves it: Men are less likely than women to utilize primary care medical services. And even though women face inherent risks with childbirth, men, on average, die at a younger age, both stateside and globally. It’s crucial that you make yourself a priority, says Karen Schechter...
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    General Health The Most Common Sex Dreams (And What They Mean) – Prevention

    Dreams are a gateway to our unconscious desires, at least according to Sigmund Freud. In fact, the infamous, turn of the century psychologist called them “the royal road to the unconscious.” While not always the case, many dreams can have a deeper meaning, especially ones that involve sex...
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    General Health A Doctor Reveals How to Get Rid of Any Headache Without Medicine – Prevention

    One of the most apt descriptions of a headache I’ve ever read was in a novel called We Were Liars. Author E. Lockhart depicts it as a rusty saw “slicing through my forehead into the mind behind it.” Lockhart eloquently captures a headache’s paired agonies: physical pain and … Read more via...
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    General Health 10 Reasons Why You Have Swollen Feet, According to a Doctor – Prevention

    When you can’t seem to squeeze on those strappy sandals that looked so cute last summer, or your formerly slender ankles and calves are starting to balloon up like Snoopy at the Thanksgiving Day Parade, it could just be due to a long day standing inpumps that are a half size too small ...
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    General Health New Report Discourages Adults From Using Brain Health Supplements – Prevention

    This morning, the Global Counsel on Brain Health released a report concluding that dietary supplements do not improve brain health or prevent cognitive decline, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. The report, released by the AARP... Read more via Prevention
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    General Health How Much Do You Actually Know About Ovarian Cancer? – Prevention

    Ovarian cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other gynecologic cancer in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yet, there’s a lot that many people don’t understand about this disease. For instance: Is ovarian cancer really a “silent killer” with...
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    Sexual Health How to Restart Your Sex Life After a Divorce – Prevention

    Are you recently (or not so recently) divorced and out there in the dating world for the first time in, well, what feels like forever? Getting to the part of a new relationship where you take off your clothes can be challenging, or even downright intimidating. That’s where we come … Read...
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    20 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make You Feel Like the Best Is Yet to Come – Prevention

    Dolly Parton "I will never retire unless I have to. As long as I’m able to get up in the morning, get that makeup on and my high heels on, and even if I can’t wear high heels..... Read more via Prevention
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    General Health 9 Life-Saving Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of aStroke – Prevention

    With recent news of celebrity stroke-related deaths, including John Singleton and Luke Perry, your heart health may be top of mind. You might be also be wondering how Perry and Singleton passed away from a stroke at such a young age... Read more via Prevention
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    General Health More People Are Dying of Dementia Than Ever—but How Does It Kill You? – Prevention

    Dementia deaths have more than doubled in the U.S. in less than two decades, a new government report shows. People are living longer, but doctors are also becoming more aware of the disease, which could explain the uptick. Doctors explain how dementia can cause life-threatening complications...
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    General Health Eat These Foods to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – Prevention

    Broccoli Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, are high in all of the four magic compounds that help lower blood pressure—calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C. Studies have shown that diets high in cruciferous vegetables have led to lower levels of heart disease and longevity… Read...
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    General Health Everyone Deals With Loneliness. These Therapist-Approved Strategies Can Help – Prevention

    These days, we’re more connected than ever—you can FaceTime with your husband during his business trip abroad or plan a vacation with friends around the country via iMessage. Still, nearly half of Americans report feeling lonely nearly all of the time, according to a 2018 survey of 20,000 people...
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    General Health This Viral Twitter Rant Reveals Why Women Shouldn’t Blindly Trust Their Doctors – Prevention

    Uterine fibroids, which are non-cancerous tumors that grow within the uterine walls, will impact most women at some point during their lives. According to the National Institutes of Health nearly 70 percent of white women and 80 percent of African Americans will have fibroids by the age of 50...
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    General Health 10 Red Flags You’re Dating a Sociopath—and How to Get Out ASAP – Prevention

    The word “sociopath” tends to bring to mind someone who is so self-absorbed and exploitative of other people—someone you probably would never want to date. But sociopaths can be charismatic and some symptoms of their condition, like being impulsive and persuasive and shunning social norms, can...
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    General Health 5 Unexpected Reasons You Should Sleep Butt Naked Tonight – Prevention

    Good news for hot sleepers, snoozing commando can help you get quality zzz’s, improve your relationship and much more. If you already go to bed naked, you’re not alone. According to a 2018 Mattress Advisor poll that surveyed more than 1,000 people, nearly 60 percent of men sleep naked and …...
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    General Health Doctors Really Wish You’d Stop Ignoring These Sneaky Health Symptoms – Prevention

    Changes in size or color of moles If you notice a once-round mole has morphed in size or changed color, get it checked by your doctor ASAP. “This may be indicative of malignant melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer,” Dr. Gaither says. “Diagnosis is made by biopsy or ultrasound … Read...