Around 4 p.m. on December 13, 2011, Justin Repshas's girlfriend dropped him off at his studio apartment in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The couple arranged to meet for dinner later and then study for finals at the college library. Meantime, Repshas, 22, told her, he'd take a nap or go running.That April, Repshas had completed Charleston's premier 10K road race, the Cooper River Bridge Run, in a time of 44:20. Most often these days, however, he ran just to cope with the stress of college life. "I had this little 3-mile route I'd take," Repshas recalls. "It went down a heavily traveled road and then cut over to a quieter street."Shortly after his girlfriend left, he laced up. "I vaguely remember heading out my door," he says. "My next memory was waking up in a hospital bed."Most of us have been schooled ad naseum about cardiovascular plumbing catastrophes. Chief among these is the classic heart attack, or myocardial infarction, which typically happens when a piece of … [Read more...] about Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Young Man’s Heartstopper
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No matter what you may have heard, the secret to bringing sexy back isn't Justin Timberlake. It's being in tune with the sensations that make you want to drop your dress and get it on. "Knowing what will turn you on — and why — is key to a great sex life because it gives you control over your own pleasure," says Scott Haltzman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Brown University. Instead of waiting to get excited, learn how to make it happen when and where you want it to. It's as close as you're ever going to get to having an "on" button.To give you a handle on what makes you horny, we pinpointed the top 12 sexual triggers for women via our biggest online survey yet. Then we asked psychologists and sex therapists why these fleeting moments — the sweaty rush of a hard workout, flirtatious eye contact with a hot stranger — make our thighs go up in flames. And since enough is never enough when it comes to sex, you'll also find innovative tips on … [Read more...] about What Will Turn You On?
Last winter, Tiger Woods and his harem of honeys titillated the nation with so many sordid stories that the oddest of them all was nearly overlooked: Woods's rumored recreational use of the prescription sleep medication Ambien. You could almost hear the collective "Huh?" as people tried to imagine how a widely prescribed (and seemingly benign) insomnia drug could produce an aphrodisiacal haze ideal for crazy sex romps. Of course, Woods isn't the only celebrity whose pill-popping has publicized Ambien in ways its designers never intended. In 2006, U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy blamed his disorientation on the drug after he smashed his Mustang into a security barrier near the Capitol building. Lindsay Lohan cites Ambien as the trigger for her first stint in rehab--this after she took it, fell asleep on the floor next to a hotel bathtub, and woke only when the water overflowed. Ambien (generic name zolpidem tartrate) was the first of a revolutionary class of sleeping pills that today includes … [Read more...] about The Weird and Dangerous World of Sleeping Pills
A question to all you parents out there: would you share your bed with your infant? This question is likely to encourage a diverse range of answers, as it is certainly a controversial topic. Some studies say bed-sharing with baby is beneficial, while others have linked the practice to serious health risks. So, what are new parents to do? Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission strongly recommend against bed-sharing with an infant - defined as sleeping on the same surface as an infant, such as a chair, sofa or bed. But according to a 2013 study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the percentage of infants who share a bed with a parent, another caregiver or a child more than doubled between 1993 and 2010, from 6.5% to 13.5%. Some of you may be surprised by this increase, given the well-documented health risks that have been linked to infant bed-sharing. Earlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a study from the … [Read more...] about Bed-sharing with baby: the risks and benefits