Viagra is widely known as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men, but a new study suggests that it can actually have other health benefits as well. The study, now published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research and supported by the National Cancer Institute, suggests that small daily doses of Viagra may actually reduce the … Continue reading New Study: Viagra May Have Other Health Benefits
There’s no doubt that Emergency Contraception is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after engaging in unprotected sex. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths associated with ECP’s (emergency contraception pills) that cause confusion for women who may be in need of a quick solution. Here are our Emergency Contraception myths, busted: … Continue reading Emergency Contraception Myths: Busted
If you work in an office, you probably know at least one person who raves about their standing desk. In fact, it’s hard to ignore all the advertising and claims that standing all day at work can actually increase your energy, lessen back pain and improve your posture. It all sounds pretty impressive, right? A … Continue reading Standing Desks May Have No Health Benefits
Do you find yourself mindlessly eating or suffering from the munchies for no apparent reason? Well, researchers are now confirming their prior suspicions that there is a link between lack of sleep (or poor sleep) and overeating. The recent research was published in the journal SLEEP this week and actually proves that poor sleep triggers … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation to Blame for Mindless Eating
By Emily Murray While most of us look to the flu shot, perhaps we should be looking toward a more natural approach. A new study has found that those who are less frequently hugged suffer from more sever colds. This study was published in the journal Psychological Science. In studies past we have learned the benefits … Continue reading A Hug A Day Keeps the Flu Away?
By Emily Murray The holidays stir up a variety of emotions and memories, for most these are pleasant but even the happiest holidays can lead to stress. There are dinners to cook, parties to attend, gifts to buy, budgets to balance and lots of family time. This year, take time to enjoy the holidays and … Continue reading How to Feel Your Best Over the Holidays
By Emily Murray Getting regular pap smears and OB/GYN exams are part of a normal healthcare routine for women but when results come back abnormal, anxiety levels spike. Nearly 20% to 40% of all women over the age of 35 will develop uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors in the smooth muscle layer of the uterus, at some … Continue reading New Cancer Risk Associated with Uterine Fibroid Removal Procedure
By Emily Murray Call it “cold feet” or a “case of nerves” but apparently if you are getting a gut feeling prior to your wedding day, it might be a sign that you are headed for divorce. While this sounds very doom and gloom, researchers studied a group of 135 newlywed couples over four years … Continue reading “Gut Feeling” May be Most Effective Indicator of Marriage Longevity
By Emily Murray Nuts have long been hailed for their nutritional benefits, but according to a new study they may actually be the key to longevity. A study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School looked at a large population of men and women. The correlation between nut consumption and longevity was studied … Continue reading Eating Nuts Linked to Longevity
By Emily Murray Most of us have been told how important it is to take our vitamins. This typically begins early on as children and we continue the tradition for generations to come. Have you ever wondered if these pills are worth the expense and effort to take each day? According to a new study, … Continue reading Are Vitamins Really Worth the Cost?