Viagra and cardiac risk. Part 2


The study found that 35 percent of 374 heart failure patients admitted to Duke between March 1997 and June 1998 were diagnosed with depression, based on a standard battery of psychological tests. Furthermore, 14 percent of this group of patients were classified as having major depression. (more…)

Celebrate Something


Author and columnist Marilyn Savant said, “To acquire knowledge one must study, but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” (more…)

Communicating With Your Sex Partner. Part 3


Lombard counseled one couple that had been married 25 years but hadn’t had sex in more than 20 years. One night, the husband rolled over and touched his wife. She rolled the opposite way. He stopped trying. Neither knew how to communicate about the problem. (more…)

Communicating With Your Sex Partner. Part 2


Besides verbal communication, body language is also important, as long as couples don’t misread or “over-read” behavioral cues, Lombard says. If your partner is sitting at the opposite end of the couch instead of next to you, that doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t care about you or wants distance from you, he says. Perhaps the reading light is better at that end. (more…)

Communicating With Your Sex Partner. Part 1


You rush to greet your partner as he arrives home from work. You’re coiffed, perfumed and in the mood for love. The table is set, the candles lit, the lights dim and soft music is playing.
But he blows past you and heads for the kitchen. He turns the lights on, grabs a cold soda and bellows, “Hey, honey, how soon is dinner? Do I have time to change my oil?” (more…)



Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is the inflammation of the membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner lining of the eyelid. This area of the eye is called the conjunctiva. (more…)

Could my daughter have cystic fibrosis?


Your daughter has had many illnesses of the upper and lower respiratory tract and may well have allergies. Children with allergies often have recurrent ear and sinus infections as well as enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Of course many of these children also have asthma. And yes, some of these same respiratory tract problems are common in children with cystic fibrosis. (more…)

Personalizing the Target


The second recommendation regarding perceived exertion pertains to the instructional strategy utilized by this author for his clients over the last several years: developing a personalized target heart rate range (PTHRR). The concept is basic and effective, and involves the consistent monitoring and recording of both heart rate and perceived exertion during each exercise session. The initial development of a PTHRR usually requires 10 to 20 consecutive exercise sessions, with further refinement occurring over subsequent workouts. (more…)

Drugs – recreational. Part 4


Occupational Hazards – chemicals and radiation
It may surprise you, but certain chemicals can increase your risk of infertility. This particularly applies to women who work in factories or other jobs where there is an ongoing exposure to various industrial chemicals and pollutants. (more…)

Drugs – recreational. Part 3


Common and household herbs to try to avoid while trying to concieve: Barberry, Fennel, Goldenseal, Lavender, Male Fern, Calamus, Mistletoe, Pennyroyal, Poke Root, Sage, Cayenne, Tansy, Wild Cherry, Yarrow, Bloodroot, Cypress, Thyme, Celandine, Ephedra , Flaxseed, Juniper, Licorice Root, Mayapple, Passion Flower, Periwinkle, Rhubarb, Cascara Sagrada, Wormwood, St. John’s Wart, Echinacea, and Gingko biloba. (more…)

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