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    1. Marriage Pays Health Dividends -- for Him

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guys, a loving spouse may save your life, U.S. health officials say. But living with a significant other doesn't appear to confer the same health benefits as marriage. Single and married men are more likely to see a doc

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    2. Saying 'I Do' Because of Similar DNA?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Married couples typically have a lot in common, and researchers now say that may extend to their genes. Spouses tend to be more genetically similar than two people chosen off the street at random, according to a new study

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    3. Can Doing the Dishes Save a Young Marriage?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Newlywed couples who have similar expectations for dividing household chores are more likely to have longer-lasting marriages, a new study suggests. University of Illinois researchers looked at 220 heterosexual newlywed c

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    4. Women: 'In Sickness & In Health' Not in the Cards?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The marital vows to stay true "in sickness and in health" seem to apply more to wives than husbands when one of the spouses becomes seriously ill, according to novel new research. Social scientists found that the risk of

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    5. Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Was it good for you, too?" can be such a loaded question. Now a new study says you can't fool your sex partner by faking satisfaction. The study also found that women and men are equally able to determine their partner

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    6. Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage is good for the heart, yet another study has found. Married partners don't just have a lower risk of heart problems, the researchers said. They also have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease affecting the leg

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    7. For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term unions tend to stay happy if the husband has an agreeable personality and is in good health, according to a new study. Whether a wife is agreeable and in good health, however, doesn't play as big a role in pre

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    8. Fight the Good Fight: Turn Spats Into Solutions

      Want to dial down the unhealthy drama in your relationship? You can, once you know how to defuse blow-up arguments and unresolved feuds. “Massive, all-out fights are bad for you. They make your heart race, cause stress, and can trigger issues like migraines,” says psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert. “O

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    9. Emotional Cheating: Are You Guilty?

      Like many women, René (who asked that only her middle name be used), a writer from northern New Jersey, had two husbands: a regular spouse and a “work husband,” a man -- interesting, smart, funny -- with whom she spent 9 hours a day. The chemistry was obvious, but nothing ever “happened.” Or did it?

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    10. Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every Valentine's Day, heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates fly off the shelves as couples express their love for each other, but a new study suggests that a supportive spouse may be the real key to a happy and healthy h

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