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Health Topic:20 things every woman should know about her vagina

It’s amazing how much misinformation is out there about the vagina. Given how fascinated our society is with the female body, you’d think we’d be a little more informed. But from what I discovered while soliciting questions for my book What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend, many of us still ...

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Why you fight more with the people you love the most

“Get the kale for lunch.” “Nah, I think I’m going to stick with the spinach.” “Jesus, what is wrong with you? How come you don’t like kale? Why are you so afraid to try new things? Hell, now that I think about, WHY AM I EVEN FRIENDS WITH YOU?!” – A conversation between my best friend and I, brought to ...

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3 Ways to Avoid a Serious Diabetes Complication

By Robert C. Stanton, MD, Special to Everyday Health The kidneys play an important role in your health and well-being by filtering waste products and excess fluids from your blood. If your kidneys cannot do their job, you will need dialysis — filtering of your blood by a machine – or a kidney transplant. If you have diabetes, you also ...

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‘Watchful Waiting’ Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

Source:everydayhealth.com Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy. More U.S. physicians are sparing their low-risk prostate cancer patients from surgery, radiation and hormone therapy in favor of monitoring their patients over time — a strategy called watchful waiting, a new study shows. The number of low-risk patients who didn’t undergo treatment jumped from ...

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For Type 2 Diabetes, Where You Live Matters

By Parker Brown, MedPage Today Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD for everydayhealth.com Living in a neighborhood with resources to support exercise and with access to healthy food was associated with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, found a new prospective, longitudinal study. Researchers found that 12 percent of the more than 5,000 people in the study developed diabetes within ...

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Better Sleep for a Better Sex Life

A good night’s sleep may be important for a woman’s sex life, a small study suggests. Researchers recruited 171 female college students, who completed well-validated questionnaires about sexual distress, depression and anxiety. Then every morning for the next two weeks, the study participants completed questionnaires on sexual function over the past 24 hours and sleep quality the night before, including ...

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8 Foods That Help To Alleviate Pain.

Source: everydayhealth.com Chronic pain can be so pervasive that drugs and even mind-body approaches may not be enough to give you a break. As many as four out of five people with chronic pain have tried alternative remedies, including eating certain foods or ingredients that are thought to bring some pain relief. Some have research — not just anecdotal evidence ...

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Top Five Cholesterol-Lowering Foods (with video clip)

Source: everydayhealth.com By Lynn Yoffee | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH A few simple changes in what you eat can have a big impact on your cholesterol levels. You know you aren’t doing your health any favors by indulging in fried foods or fatty meats — but eating the right types of food can actually help ...

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