Be careful what you wish for, I think as my husband reaches again for his new toy. Tragically, it's not a Ferrari or the latest Mac laptop—although it certainly is an object he considers upgraded. It's his Penis 2.0—the new, pharmaceutically enhanced model.I married an older man, and lucky for us both, the only part on him that's given out is his knees. But since I was writing about erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, I wanted him to help me out. Would he try one? The little blue pill enables older men to sexually respond like 18-year-olds. "Wouldn't that be interesting," I asked him, "journalistically speaking?"John was skeptical. "What if I take this and things never work without the pill again?" he asked. I pointed out that the label of a leading brand, Viagra, does not list physical dependence as a side effect (although it does mention headaches and an upset stomach). True to promise, when John used Viagra, everything was perfectly fine. But to my chagrin, it was perfectly … [Read more...] about How Viagra’s Throwing Off The Sex Lives Of Long-Term Marriages—And Shuffling The Dating Status Quo
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There’s a very good chance you know someone who’s had cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than one million people get cancer in the U.S. every year—and one in three women are at risk to develop some form of the disease in their lifetime. The ACS estimates that the population of survivors will hit 19 million (9.6 million of them female) by 2024.June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day. This celebratory event was created 28 years ago by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a nonprofit organization that defines a survivor as "anyone living with a history of cancer—from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life." The foundation says the day was started as a way to raise awareness and improve the quality of life of survivors.We reached out to organizations including Bright Pink, Avon Foundation for Women, Skin Cancer Foundation, Colon Cancer Alliance, Foundation for Women’s Cancer, and American Childhood Cancer … [Read more...] about 6 Women Share How Getting Cancer Completely Changed Their Life Perspectives
It's a small, innocuous-looking thing with a crotchety-sounding name: the pancreas. At the moment, a lab technician standing next to me at Johns Hopkins hospital, in Baltimore, is probing one like it's an overdone steak. He explains that the marbling I see is cancer. Now that the organ has been removed, the former owner's chance of surviving the next 5 years has risen from zero to 5 percent. Speed is one reason for the fatal fait accompli: Pancreatic-cancer cells spread especially fast, because they have easy access to the liver and nearby lymph nodes. Stealth is another factor: When cancer develops in the upper region of the pancreas, there are often no symptoms until the malignancy grows so large that it spills over the borders of the organ. You have a better chance of beating brain cancer. Ryan Chappell, a 21-year-old community-college student and Starbucks barista from Lacey, Washington, carries a gene mutation that guarantees he will develop pancreatic cancer. Chappell … [Read more...] about How Far Would You Go to Save Your Life?
Stress-busting psychedelics, weight loss shortcuts, muscle-building accelerators. Biohacking pioneer Tim Ferriss, author of the new book Tools of Titans, reveals his peak performance secrets in a wide-ranging, 45-minute conversation with Men’s Health editor in chief Matt Bean.Matt Bean: I’m at The Cannibal in New York City with bestselling author Tim Ferriss, who joins us fresh off the launch of his new book Tools of Titans, which you can check out at toolsoftitans.com.Tim, this new book is the distillation of your hugely successful podcast series, which guys definitely should check out on iTunes.Let’s just break it down: What can people expect to find in this book?Tim Ferriss: The book is first and foremost something I made for myself. After The 4-Hour Chef, I promised myself I wouldn’t write another long book.It didn’t quite work out. I set aside an entire month to go through all the transcripts—about 10,000 pages of notes from guests like the … [Read more...] about Tim Ferriss Reveals His Hacks For Staying In Shape, Fighting Stress, and Living a Happier Life
Health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that covers the cost of an insured individual's medical and surgical expenses. Depending on the type of health insurance coverage, either the insured pays costs out-of-pocket and is then reimbursed, or the insurer makes payments directly to the provider. In health insurance terminology, the "provider" is a clinic, hospital, doctor, laboratory, health care practitioner, or pharmacy. The "insured" is the owner of the health insurance policy; the person with the health insurance coverage. In countries without universal health care coverage, such as the USA, health insurance is commonly included in employer benefit packages and seen as an employment perk. Everybody at some time in their life, and often on many occasions, will need some kind of medical attention and treatment. When medical care is required, ideally the patient should be able to concentrate on getting better, rather than wondering whether he/she has got the resources to pay … [Read more...] about What Is Health Insurance?
While millions were observing World AIDS Day last week, news broke the late Elizabeth Taylor ran a “Dallas Buyers Club” out of her Bel Air home in the early 1990s, illegally dispensing expensive experimental AIDS drugs to those who couldn’t afford them. It’s not surprising, knowing that Taylor, who co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) after her close friend and screen star Rock Hudson died of AIDS in 1985, was determined to save lives. Thirty years later, there remains no cure for HIV, treatment is still expensive, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 1.2 million Americans living with HIV, (almost 13% unaware they are infected) 50,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, and more than 650,00 people have died with AIDS to date. In addition, a Kaiser Family Foundation report found 33% are not getting medical care and more than 70,000 lack health insurance. There … [Read more...] about Insurers adjust with the times as HIV becomes manageable
By Dr. Wes Youngberg When I was 24 years old I read the studies done by Drs. Brown and Goldsteine. They had just won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work showing how harmful cholesterol particles can enter the artery walls and cause plaque. So I took the initiative and got tested. Since I was very fit and careful with my diet, I was shocked to learn that I had very high LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides. At first I was depressed but I quickly realized that I had been given a gift! A second-‐chance of-‐ sorts. With this new awareness I could make the necessary changes now, well before any health problems developed. Everyone wants to be healthy but few of us recognize the underlying causes of our suboptimal health. A proper tune up requires that we first do the right blood tests. But when is the last time we took the time to get a comprehensive wellness evaluation? Blood tests are often the best and quickest way to assess our health and to help us stay … [Read more...] about 6 Key Lab Tests for an Effective Wellness Tune-Up
No Health Insurance Over the past decade, I have been one that has elected to not have health insurance for me or for my family members. Rather, we pay for an inexpensive Accident Policy through Aflac. “What?!? Are you crazy,” people ask me. No, I’m not crazy. Health insurance, unlike other types of insurance, does not make any sense – at all. It is not even insurance. Insurance should be a good investment with a return on investment (ROI) – a sense of security and peace for the coverage paid for. Health insurance is a poor investment with no return. According to my point of view, it does not even cover health. Rather, it covers disease and sickness – it should really be called “Disease Insurance.” True preventative procedures – acupuncture, massage, nutrition, herbal remedies, homeopathics, chiropractic – are usually not covered by most health insurance companies and … [Read more...] about Health Insurance Nightmare – Where is Catastrophic Insurance?
(NaturalNews) We are republishing two important stories here (with links to original sources) that you need to read. The first is a report from a man who survived the war in Bosnia. Although the source of this cannot be confirmed, the advice is extremely valuable regardless. The second story, appended to the bottom of this article, lists 35 excuses that will get you killed if you fail to prepare for what’s coming. This was originally published on SHTFplan.com and is sourced below. Read both of these articles if you want to live. Here’s the first: I am from Bosnia. You know, between 1992 and 1995, it was hell. For one year, I lived and survived in a city with 6,000 people without water, electricity, gasoline, medical help, civil defense, distribution service, any kind of traditional service or centralized rule. Our city was blockaded by the army; and for one year, life in the city turned into total crap. We had no army, no police. We only had armed … [Read more...] about Bosnia war survivor warns of things to come in collapse of America
Milk is as pure as fresh fallen snow and as familiar as a mother’s warm touch. Common sense once led me to believe that if a single food, milk, could sustain a baby as the sole source of nutrients, then it must be “nature’s most perfect food”. Milk builds strong bones – or so I’ve been told throughout my life – and since the hardest parts of my body are made mostly of calcium, this liquid must be essential for my strength and stability. Milk is for life, because they tell me I never outgrow my need for milk. All these “facts” were the “truth” until I took the trouble to delve a little deeper. Allow me to share with you what I discovered. Within the same species – like cow for calf, cat for kitten, mare for foal – mother’s milk can be the perfect food for the very young. All mammals nourish their developing young with this ready-to-eat liquid, synthesized by specialized sweat glands called the … [Read more...] about The Great White Hype