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  1. Get Married, Cut Heart Attack Risk?

    THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks for both men and women, according to researchers in Finland. Other studies have shown that being single or living alone increases the risk for developing and dying from heart disease. Many of these studies, ho

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  2. For Husbands, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- If you're one of those husbands who thinks taking over some of your wife's household chores will translate into having sex more often, maybe you should think again. A new study suggests the opposite may be true. Married men who spend more time doing what many c

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  3. Sex in the Senior Years

    During the last two decades, several studies have left little doubt that seniors have sex well into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. But what quantitative studies don't always show is what senior sex is like -- including its pleasures and problems. Take the case of a couple I counseled recently. Both wer

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  4. 7 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Strong Despite a Chronic Illness

    Having a chronic illness such as diabetes, arthritis, or multiple sclerosis can take a toll on even the best relationship. The partner who's sick may not feel the way he or she did before the illness. And the person who's not sick may not know how to handle the changes. The strain may push both peop

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  5. Fight Fairly and Keep the Peace in Your Relationship

    Becky Robbins says she and her husband, Neil -- married for eight years -- rarely fight. That doesn't mean that there isn't conflict. It's just that she screams "kind of like the queen in Alice in Wonderland," uttering phrases reminiscent of "off with their heads." Neil responds like most guys in ma

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  6. It’s True: Frequent Sex is Healthy Sex

    Q: My husband says we should have sex even if we don’t feel like it because it’s "use it or lose it." Is there any truth to this? A: Although male sexuality is very different from female sexuality, it turns out that for both sexes "use it or lose it" is indeed TRUE. On average, men get three to five

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  7. Sex After a Heart Attack: Is It OK?

    You've had a heart attack, and suddenly your outlook on sex is very different. You used to relish intimacy and pleasure with your partner. But now it seems like a scary proposition. Could sex trigger another heart attack? Will your sex life ever be the same? Portland cardiologist James Beckerman, MD

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  8. When Do U.S. Youths Start Oral Sex, Intercourse?

    Aug. 16, 2012 -- Which do teens do first: oral sex or sexual intercourse? Do teens use oral sex to delay first intercourse? New CDC data put numbers on how many young Americans in their teens and early 20s have oral sex with opposite-sex partners -- and when they do it. The numbers come from 6,346 i

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  9. PTSD Treatment and Couples Therapy Go Hand in Hand

    Aug. 14, 2012 -- For people with posttraumatic stress disorder, going to couples counseling with their partner may ease their PTSD symptoms -- and help their relationship, a new study shows. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, used a specialized form of couples t

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  10. After Divorce: 8 Tips for Reinventing Yourself

    It's over. You've signed the divorce papers, and the relationship you entered with so much hope is officially dissolved. Everyone's divorce story is different. Maybe you had been married for decades, maybe just a year or so. Maybe you have children, maybe you don't. Maybe the divorce was your idea a

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