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When Is It Safe to Resume Sex After a Heart Attack?

If you have recently had a heart attack or a medical procedure for heart disease, you might wonder how long you have to wait before resuming sexual activity. It’s a normal concern and one that you should discuss with your doctor.

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Should You Try a Low-Residue Diet?

When your doctor tells you that you have an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- like Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis -- he may suggest a low-residue diet. Never heard of it? The basic idea is that you'll eat foods that are easy to digest and you'll cut back on those...

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Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg Allergy

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe for people with an egg allergy to get a flu shot, says a leading U.S. allergists' group. Doctors no longer need to question patients about egg allergy before giving the vaccine, according to an updated guideline from the American College of Allergy,...

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virgins need Pap smears?

Most health care organizations recommend women begin regular Pap testing at age 21. If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had sexual (vaginal) intercourse — you may have a low risk of cervical cancer, but you can still consider testing. The purpose of a Pap smear is to collect cells...

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