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Menopause and Type 2 Diabetes

Originally published in, written by Marijke Vroomen-Durning, RN. Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, Md, MPH. How does menopause affect women with type 2 diabetes? Find out about the extra care needed to help you sail through this transition. Menopause is a topic that often generates a lot of opinions from women — those who welcome […]

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Nutraceuticals—Just a Fancy Name for Vitamins?

We interviewed Dr. John Ghuneim to help us understand how nutraceuticals are superior to ordinary vitamins and how they can benefit your overall health. His responses are summarized below. Is Nutraceuticals just a fancy name for the same vitamins you can buy at the discount stores? No—and let me explain why. Your body uses vitamins […]

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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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About Vacuum Therapy Devices

Vacuum Therapy Devices, or VTDs, have been available for a number of years as a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). The medical community recognizes that drugs are not appropriate for many men, and so the pendulum is swinging back toward more natural answers for impotence problems, and VTDs are a front-runner as they do not involve […]

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Prostate Cancer Survivor Searches for Recovery Options

My name is John Marchello. I am a prostate cancer survivor and a designer of durable medical equipment. As such I have experienced a variety of things that may benefit you in selecting an option that can resolve your erectile dysfunction. In early October of 1999, I underwent a radical prostatectomy to remove a cancerous prostate. […]

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Regaining Intimacy After Prostate Surgery

A well-known common effect of prostate surgery or treatment is erectile dysfunction (of varying degrees and durations). A much less discussed effect is the marital disconnection that often accompanies it. Men faced with loss of their sexual functioning are barraged with a host of emotions including  grief, anger, depression, fear, uncertainty and confusion. Often added […]

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