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    Treatment for certain cancers can affect your sexuality, causing a range of signs and symptoms that can make sex with your partner more difficult. But

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    Retrograde ejaculation: Dry Orgasm

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    Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm. Although you still reach sexual climax, you might ejaculate

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    Hemorrhoids: Here's what you need to know about it

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    Hemorrhoids (HEM-uh-roids), also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids have a number of causes, although

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    Inhalant abuse: Is your child at risk?

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    What's so dangerous about a can of spray paint or deodorant? Plenty. Huffing these and other common household products can provide a quick high. As harmless

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    Wrinkle creams: Your guide to younger looking skin

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    Many wrinkle creams and lotions sold in department stores, in drugstores and on the internet promise to reduce wrinkles and prevent or reverse damage caused

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    Sex after pregnancy?

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    Sex after pregnancy happens. Honestly. First, however, vaginal soreness and sheer exhaustion are likely to take a toll. Whether you're in the mood or sexual

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    What causes a low milk supply during breast-feeding?

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    Various factors can cause a low milk supply during breast-feeding, such as waiting too long to start breast-feeding, not breast-feeding often enough, supplementing breastfeeding, an

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    baby poop? what is normal?

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    Yellow, mushy bowel movements are perfectly normal for breast-fed babies. Still, there are many shades of normal when it comes to baby poop. Here's a

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    Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?

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    Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're born. Beyond nutrition, sucking often has a soothing,

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    Are sagging breasts inevitable after breast-feeding?

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    Research has shown that breast-feeding doesn't negatively affect breast shape or volume. During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your breasts might stretch as your breasts get

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    elliptical machines better than treadmills

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    Yes. Body weight training — using only your body weight for resistance — can be an effective type of strength training and a good addition

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    you need to warm up before you exercise

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    Warming up gradually revs up your cardiovascular system, increases blood flow to your muscles and raises your body temperature. Choose a warm-up activity that uses

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    Exercising: Does taking the stairs count?

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    Yes. Climbing stairs is an example of a practical, everyday physical activity that provides health benefits. It can also burn off calories — about 65

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    Fainting While Urinating: What Causes it?

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    Micturition (or post-micturition) syncope is fainting during or, more commonly, immediately after urination due to a severe drop in blood pressure. Micturition syncope is most

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    body weight training is effective as a strength training exercise

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    Yes. Body weight training — using only your body weight for resistance — can be an effective type of strength training and a good addition

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    Sitting at your desk doesnt have to be a pain in the neck

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    Do you feel creaky, achy and stiff by the end of the workday? Sitting most of the day is detrimental to your health, but other

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    fitness trump thinness

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    Being thin or being fit: Which is more important? Of course, getting to a healthy weight and exercising regularly are both important goals. But to

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    there is any link between cellphones and cancer

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    The possible connection between cellphones and cancer is controversial. Many years' worth of studies on cellphones and cancer have yielded conflicting results. Currently, there's no

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    Is sunscreen from last year still good?

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    Sunscreens are designed to remain at original strength for up to three years. This means that you can use leftover sunscreen from one year to

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    Does tattoo removal cream really work?

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    There's no evidence that tattoo removal creams work. At best, tattoo removal cream might fade or lighten a tattoo. The tattoo will remain visible, however,

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    Undescended testicle

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    An undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) is a testicle that hasn't moved into its proper position in the bag of skin hanging below the penis (scrotum) before

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    Home birth: Know the pros and cons

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    If you're considering a planned home birth, you probably have questions. Is it safe? Will you need a midwife or doula? How do you create

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    Deceased-donor kidney transplant

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    A deceased-donor kidney transplant is when a kidney from someone who has recently died is removed with consent of the family or from a donor

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    Medical marijuana

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    Despite a federal ban, many states allow use of medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea and other symptoms.   Medical marijuana is marijuana used to treat disease

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    Breast milk sharing: How does it work?

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    Much to the chagrin of those who struggle to make enough breast milk, some women easily produce enough to feed quadruplets. With freezers full of

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    Colon cancer screening: Weighing the options

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    If your doctor has recommended colon cancer screening, you might be able to choose from various colon cancer screening tests. If you're reluctant to make a

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    Pregnancy after 35: Healthy moms, healthy babies

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    If you're older than age 35 and hoping to get pregnant, you're in good company. Many women are delaying pregnancy well into their 30s and

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    Temper tantrums in toddlers: How to keep the peace

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      You're shopping with your toddler in a busy department store. He or she has spied a toy that you don't intend to buy. Suddenly you're

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    LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?

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    If you're tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether LASIK surgery is right for you. LASIK is a type of refractive

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    Belching, intestinal gas and bloating: Tips for reducing them

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    Belching or passing gas (flatus) is natural and common. Excessive belching or flatus, accompanied by bloating, pain or distention, can occasionally interfere with daily activities

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    Fitness tips for menopause: Why fitness counts

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    Menopause is an important transition in a woman's life. Use it as a reminder to take good care of yourself. Start by considering these fitness

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    High blood pressure and sex: Overcome the challenges

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    High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms. But the impact on your sex life may be obvious. Although sexual activity is unlikely to

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    Sibling rivalry: Helping your children get along

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    If you have children, you know that maintaining peace in your household can be difficult. One minute your children are getting along and the next minute

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    Baby's head shape: What's normal?

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    Many newborns have slightly uneven heads. But is it cause for worry? Understand what causes unevenness in babies' heads and when treatment is needed. What causes

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    Penis-enlargement products: Do they work?

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    Ads for penis-enlargement products and procedures are everywhere. A plethora of pumps, pills, weights, exercises and surgeries claim to increase the length and width of

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    Sex after pregnancy: Set your own timeline

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    Sex after pregnancy happens. Honestly. First, however, vaginal soreness and sheer exhaustion are likely to take a toll. Whether you're in the mood or sexual

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    Healthy sperm: Improving your fertility

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    Do your sperm pass muster? If you and your partner are planning a pregnancy, you might be wondering about the health of your sperm. Start by

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    Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors

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    Although heart disease may often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women

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    Health issues for lesbians and women who have sex with women

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    All women face certain health risks. However, sexual minority women, such as those who identify as lesbian or bisexual as well as women who have

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    Solid foods: How to get your baby started

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    Giving your baby his or her first taste of solid food is a major milestone. Here's what you need to know before your baby takes

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    Could birth control pills help clear up acne for women?

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    Yes, birth control pills (oral contraceptives) can improve acne in women. Though typically safe and effective, birth control pills for acne (combination estrogen-progestin pills) aren't for

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    adult acne is the result of a hormonal imbalance in the body

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    Hormones likely play a role in the development of adult acne, but hormones generally aren't the root cause of acne. It's true that some people with

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    eating more whole-grain foods help lower my blood pressure

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    It might. Eating more whole-grain foods on a regular basis may help reduce your chance of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). Whole grains are grains that

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    Does drinking alcohol affect your blood pressure?

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    It might. Eating more whole-grain foods on a regular basis may help reduce your chance of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). Whole grains are grains that

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    easy bruising so common in older adults

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    Why is easy bruising so common in older adults?   Most bruises form when small blood vessels (capillaries) near the skin's surface are broken by the impact

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    loss of sex drive normal as a man gets older

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    It's natural for men to notice a gradual decrease in sex drive (libido) as they age. The degree of this decline varies, but most men

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    testosterone therapy help increase sex drive in women

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    Research shows that the hormone testosterone improves sex drive — as well as other sexual problems — in certain women with sexual dysfunction. But the long-term

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    Is healthy aging in your genes?

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    Sure, your genes affect your health. But your lifestyle, your environment and even chance may matter even more. What you eat, how much you exercise,

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    Are you doing everything you can to stay healthy?

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    You're watching your weight, eating healthy and exercising. That's great. But there's something else you need to do. See your doctor for recommended vaccinations and

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    Are dietary supplements right for you?

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    Dietary supplements may be popular, but are they right for you? That depends. Like medications, dietary supplements contain ingredients that affect how your body functions.

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    Can taking vitamins help prevent heart disease or a heart attack?

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    It's not yet clear if taking vitamins can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. But, what is known is

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    Are CT scans safe? Is it true that CT scans may increase my risk of cancer?

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    Medical imaging exams — including CT scans — have been directly linked to greater life expectancy and declining cancer death rates. Medical imaging exams are

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    Episiotomy: When it's needed, when it's not

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    An episiotomy is an incision made in the perineum — the tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus — during childbirth. Although an episiotomy

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    Children and gender identity: Supporting your child

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    If your child has questions about gender identity or gender expression, you've probably got questions, too. Find out what you can do to help and

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    New sibling: Preparing your older child

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    Bringing home a newborn is a little different the second time around. With your first child, you were focused on recovering from childbirth and figuring

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    Tattoos: Understand risks and precautions

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    You could be the proud owner of a new tattoo in a matter of hours — but don't let the ease of the process stop

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    Dense breast tissue: What it means to have dense breasts

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    If a recent mammogram showed you have dense breast tissue, you may wonder what this means for your breast cancer risk. Doctors know dense breast

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    Belly fat in women: Taking and keeping it off

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    An expanding waistline is sometimes considered the price of getting older. For women, this can be especially true after menopause, when body fat tends to

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    Male menopause: Myth or reality?

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    Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes

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    Teens and sex: Protecting your teen's sexual health

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    Few parents want to face the idea that their teens are having sex — but research shows that many teens are sexually active by high

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    Choosing a birth control pill

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    If you're considering taking birth control pills, you're not alone. Birth control pills are some of the most popular contraceptives. And for good reasons —

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    Health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men

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    All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are

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    Chemotherapy and sex: Is sexual activity OK during treatment?

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    It's best to discuss any concerns about chemotherapy and sex with your doctor, who's familiar with your individual situation. In general, however, it's usually OK

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    Bullying: Help your child handle a bully

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    Bullying was once considered a childhood rite of passage. Today, however, bullying is recognized as a serious problem. To help your child handle bullying, learn

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    Penis health: Identify and prevent problems

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    Penis health is an important part of your health — and it goes beyond your ability to get and keep an erection, ejaculate, and reproduce. Penis

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    Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress

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    If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone

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    Baby's head shape: What's normal?

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    Many newborns have slightly uneven heads. But is it cause for worry? Understand what causes unevenness in babies' heads and when treatment is needed. What causes

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    Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

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    A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US

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    Chewing tobacco: Not a safe product

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    You can call chewing tobacco by whatever name you want — smokeless tobacco, spit tobacco, chew, snuff, pinch or dip — but don't call it

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    Chronic pain can interfere with sexuality

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    Sexuality helps fulfill the vital need for human connection. It's a natural and healthy part of living, as well as an important aspect of your

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    Discolored semen: What does it mean?

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    Semen is normally a whitish-gray color. It's usually quite thick after ejaculation, but liquefies within 30 minutes. Changes in the appearance of semen might be temporary

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    Is it possible to overcome test anxiety?

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    Several strategies can reduce test anxiety and increase your performance on test day. A little nervousness before a test is normal and can help sharpen your

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    Depression and anxiety: Can I have both?

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    Several strategies can reduce test anxiety and increase your performance on test day. A little nervousness before a test is normal and can help sharpen your

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    Adrenal fatigue: What causes it?

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    Adrenal fatigue is a term applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems. The term

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    Mind diet may cut your Alzheimer's risk

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    Have you heard of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for high blood pressure or the Mediterranean diet for heart health? When it

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    10% of all men have 10 years older hearts

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    Tne-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are, heightening their risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke, a

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    100 Women: Can women change the world in a week?

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    The BBC's award-winning 100 Women news season is breaking new ground. The annual series - which shines a light at issues affecting women all over the

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    Here's why coughing can be good for you

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    Coughing is associated with conditions and diseases like colds, flu and TB, and has therefore always been a personal and public health concern. But did

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    Alcohol: If you drink, keep it moderate

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    It sounds like a mixed message: Drinking alcohol may offer some health benefits, especially for your heart. On the other hand, too much alcohol may

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