Zika Virus May Spread Through Oral Sex, Experts Say

Mosquito season is upon us, and it’s just a matter of time before the first case of the Zika virus actually contracted in the United States through a mosquito bite is reported. However, it’s already known that the virus also can be spread through unprotected vaginal intercourse, and experts now are advising that it probably can spread through both oral ...

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Erection Help Could Soon Come from a Patch

Erection Help Could Soon Come from a Patch

Men suffering from erection problems could someday have an innovative new way to recapture their mojo. Instead of popping the little blue pill, they may be able to adhere a uniquely designed transdermal patch to their upper arm or abdomen that will quickly and painlessly infuse Viagra’s active ingredient into their bloodstream. Although the medication itself isn’t new, its method ...

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Why Insurance Companies aren’t Covering ‘Female Viagra’

After a bruising battle to win FDA approval for their drug, the people behind Addyi are facing yet another obstacle in their efforts to promote this treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder, the most common form of female sexual dysfunction. And how they fare in this skirmish is likely to determine the ultimate commercial fate of the so-called “female Viagra.” ...

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Texas Doctors, Telemedicine Companies Seek a Compromise

Texas Doctors, Telemedicine Companies Seek a Compromise

For roughly five years, Texas has been on the front lines of a battle that could determine the future of telemedicine in the Lone Star State and, by extension, elsewhere in the United States. At issue is the regulatory framework under which telemedicine providers must operate in Texas. The agency responsible for setting telemedicine regulatory policy in the Lone Star ...

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What Do Older Women Want in Bed?

What Do Older Women Want in Bed?

Contrary to what you may have heard, menopause does not signal the beginning of the end of a woman’s sex life. It’s true that some adjustments may have to be made, but many women find that postmenopausal sex can be every bit as satisfying and enjoyable — though somewhat less frenzied — as the sex they enjoyed when they were ...

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Yes, You Can Get STDs at Any Age

Yes, You Can Get STDs at Any Age

Older Americans sometimes lose sight of the dangers posed by sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. Whether they think old age has conferred some sort of immunity on them or they simply don’t care, the facts indicate that more and more senior citizens are coming down with STDs. In a recent article posted at HuffingtonPost.com, elder care expert Derrick Y. McDaniel ...

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Skin Study Reveals Potential Limitations of Telemedicine

Skin Study Reveals Potential Limitations of Telemedicine

Telemedicine has proven to be a godsend in its ability to extend health care services to underserved patients in remote locations. It’s also ideally equipped to deal with certain specific forms of health care. However, a recent dermatologic study indicates that it may not be an appropriate tool for all medical disciplines. The study also reveals that not all telemedicine ...

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There’s No Retirement Age for Desire

There’s No Retirement Age for Desire

If you’ve been racing against the clock, trying to get in as much sex as you can before your interest in it wanes, you might as well slow down and enjoy things a bit more. If you play your cards right, you should be able to have an active sex life well into your golden years. Stephanie A. Sanders, Ph.D., ...

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Your Medical Bills Could Soon Be Easier to Understand

Your Medical Bills Could Soon Be Easier to Understand

Have you ever had difficulty making any sense out of a bill — or series of bills — that you were sent for a recent hospital stay? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans find it almost impossible to decipher their medical bills, and the federal government has at long last taken some steps to help clear up some of the ...

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How to Avoid Killing the Mood in the Bedroom

How to Avoid Killing the Mood in the Bedroom

Just about everybody has experienced this at least once or twice. The candles are lit, the wine’s been poured, and a romantic interlude is about to begin when one partner does or says something that stops everything cold. The moment is lost and cannot be easily recaptured. Hopefully, you’ve been able to learn from experience. If in the past you ...

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