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Can Sex Really Cause a Heart Attack?

Henry G. Stratmann, MD

Don't let this common fear ruin your love life Many people wonder whether sex can cause a heart attack. The answer may surprise you. The sex-heart attack connection: For a healthy, middle-aged man, sexual intercourse, performed at a typical...

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What a Good Physical Tells About Your Brain

Richard Carmona, MD, FACS, MPH

Put yourself on a weight-loss diet, and you can measure your success with a bathroom scale. If fitness is your goal, you can track your improvement by charting how fast you can run or walk a mile. But how can you tell if your brain is as fit as...

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The Scary Link Between Binge Drinking and Dementia

Iain A. Lang, PhD

Quiz: What group of people binge drinks most frequently? I’ll bet that many readers would answer, “Beer-swilling college kids.” But they’d be wrong. Astonishingly, the correct answer is…seniors! Yes, according to the Centers for...

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Better Treatment For Social Anxiety

Better treatment for social anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was more effective than antidepressants and other drugs and types of...

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Promising Drug for Parkinson’s

Promising drug for Parkinson’s. An experimental drug, dubbed AT2101, improved symptoms in mice within four months. The drug, originally developed...

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