From Sit Ups to Cialis: The Ultimate Guide to Strengthening Your Erections

From Sit Ups to Cialis: The Ultimate Guide to Strengthening Your Erections

Beginning to experience occasional difficulty in getting an erection strong enough for sexual activity? Or perhaps you’re finding that while getting an erection poses no problem, its firmness is not what you’ve been accustomed to in the past. Such problems are not at all unusual, and in many cases they may prove to be fleeting and simply a reflection of ...

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Antibiotic Resistance is Complicating Gonorrhea Treatment

Antibiotic Resistance is Complicating Gonorrhea Treatment

In yet another sign that antibiotic overuse is making it increasingly difficult to treat certain bacterial infections, the World Health Organization announced recently that the medical profession is rapidly running out of ways to effectively treat gonorrhea. WHO’s announcement comes only a matter of weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that testing had found multiple strains ...

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What’s Behind Aetna’s Bailing on Obamacare?

What’s Behind Aetna’s Bailing on Obamacare?

In mid-August 2016, Aetna delivered a body blow to Obamacare when it announced that it was withdrawing from most of the state exchanges in which health coverage is available to state residents under provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, Aetna, the nation’s third largest health insurer, announced that in 2017 it would no longer offer health plans in 69 ...

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Hair Loss Lawsuit, Investigation Aimed at Maker of Hair Care Products

Hair Loss Lawsuit, Investigation Aimed at Maker of Hair Care Products

The manufacturer and distributor of a popular cleansing hair conditioner could face significant losses as a result of a class-action lawsuit alleging the product caused hair and scalp damage, rashes, and hair loss. The target of the litigation is WEN Cleansing Conditioner, part of a family of WEN products developed and manufactured by Chaz Dean Inc. and distributed by Guthy-Renker, ...

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How Congress Can Avoid Doing More Harm Than Good with Telemedicine

How Congress Can Avoid Doing More Harm Than Good with Telemedicine

Telemedicine has proved itself a convenient and cost-effective way to extend health care services to those who need them most. As a result, this sector of the health care market has been growing at breakneck speed in recent years. As telemedicine’s growth accelerates, its most passionate proponents and outspoken critics have been arguing in the background about the need for ...

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‘Female Viagra’ Might Help in Fight Against Eye Disease

‘Female Viagra’ Might Help in Fight Against Eye Disease

Addyi, the first prescription medication approved to treat female sexual dysfunction, has hardly set the world on fire in its first year on the market. However, ophthalmic researchers at Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, have uncovered evidence that flibanserin, Addyi’s active ingredient, could be helpful in the treatment of hereditary retinal diseases, which account for about 5 percent of ...

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Not Worth It? The Risks of ‘Herbal Viagra’ and Other Supplements

Not Worth It? The Risks of ‘Herbal Viagra’ and Other Supplements

Anyone who spends a fair amount of time on the Internet or browsing the shelves of so-called health supplements at the local big-box store is bombarded with claims that these herbal remedies offer sure-fire cures for whatever’s ailing you. As it turns out, these claims should be regarded with a good deal of skepticism, because many of the ingredients in ...

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Telemedicine’s ‘Crony Doctor’ Conundrum

Telemedicine’s ‘Crony Doctor’ Conundrum

Among the many promises of telemedicine, one of the brightest is its ability to bring together medical specialists and the patients who most desperately need their expertise. With the cutting-edge technologies of telemedicine, a patient suffering from a rare gastrointestinal ailment in rural Montana could be put in touch with top GI specialists in urban medical centers hundreds of miles ...

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Viagra Might Help with Back Pain Too

Viagra Might Help with Back Pain Too

Viagra, the little blue pill that revolutionized the treatment of erectile dysfunction, was actually discovered quite by accident. While running clinical trials to see how effective sildenafil citrate was in treating angina and high blood pressure, Pfizer researchers in the United Kingdom noted that the compound was having an unexpected side effect on the study’s male participants. While sildenafil citrate ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Generic Viagra Right Now

Everything You Need to Know About Generic Viagra Right Now

Generic drugs, as you probably know, are medications that are bioequivalent — or virtually identical in strength, dosage form, and performance characteristics — to brand name drugs that have lost their patent protection. While sildenafil citrate — the active ingredient in Viagra — is available in a number of other countries, it is not yet legal to sell generic Viagra ...

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