Health & Sexuality Archives: July 2011

Lifestyle Habits That Lead to Yeast Infections

Originally published in’s Everyday Solutions: Understanding Yeast Infections and written by Gina Roberts-Grey. Medically reviewed by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD. What you eat, what you wear, and even how much you sleep can lead to a yeast infection. Want to cut your chances of developing a yeast infection? Doctors say modifying some everyday habits can […]

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Talking to Your Doctor About Sex and Heart Disease

Originally written for by Corey Silverberg, December 1, 2009 Most doctors receive little or no training on how to talk about sex with patients who have heart disease or have survived a heart attack. Their training in human sexuality is often very basic, covering anatomy, disease, and dysfunction. It is rare for them to […]

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Sex in the Second Half of Life

Originally printed in the Harvard Medical Newsletter, June 2011 Sexuality is not just for the young. Results from a University of Chicago survey published in 2007 suggested that over half of Americans remain sexually active well into their 70s. That said, sexual activity does subside with age. Biological factors tug in that direction, as do […]

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Do Men Fake Orgasms?

Originally published in, by Madeline Vann, MPH, and medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Ever wonder if his “big O” was all a big show? Turns out, plenty of guys say they have faked an orgasm at least once. Here’s why. If you think women are the only ones who bluff […]

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