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Rekindling your sex life after a heart attack

(HealthDay)—Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men, but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it’s no longer possible to enjoy a sex life. Fortunately, that’s rarely the case. However, while many women do resume their sex lives within months after

3 Signs Your Migraine Is Actually Something More Serious

Bright lights, certain smells, foods and drinks, exercise, stress, too much sleep, too little sleep: If any of these terms made you flinch, then you might be a might be a migraine sufferer. Migraines may feel like the pinnacle of pain, but what you may not know is, they actually can get worse. That’s why,

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities. Usually, people with MCI experience few if any problems with performing their daily activities. Experts say that MCI could be a stage between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or “sleep-disordered

Having a Baby Girl? Here's Your Perfect Middle Name

Picking a first name for your baby is stressful enough. Add a middle name to the mix? Might as well throw in the towel now. Just kidding — finding the ideal unique (but not too unique) first-middle combo for your baby girl is indeed possible; it’s all about the flow. Make the brainstorming process a

Things Your Fingernails Say About Your Health

You’ve probably heard that you can learn a lot from your fingernails. But are you aware of just how many health issues you can spot just from looking at your hands? With help from WebMD, we take a look at 15 things your fingernails say about your health. (Page 13 may shock you.) 1. A

How to help when your child is struggling in school

(HealthDay)—Studies show that the earlier a child’s school struggles are addressed, the better the outcome will be. So it’s important for parents to tackle problems early on rather than ignore them or hope children will grow out of them. It’s often easy to spot a child who’s having difficulty with addition or subtraction, but other

These apps put a personal trainer in your pocket

It was an Instagram post that did it. A friend posted a picture of herself with damp hair plastered to her forehead, flushed cheeks and a triumphant smile. "I've escaped the zombies!" she wrote. No, my friend hadn't inadvertently wandered into a dystopian nightmare, but had downloaded Zombies, Run! – an immersive fitness app where

Painless ways to limit your kids’ screen time

(HealthDay)—If you’re in a frequent tug of war with your kids over turning off their gadgets, it could be the tactic you use when you try to persuade them to disengage. It turns out that giving 1- to 5-year-olds a time warning that screen viewing is about to end makes the transition away from a

Is Your Medication Causing Hair Loss? These 11 Drugs Are Common Culprits

Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss as a side effect. 1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) belong to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as “statins”. Have hair loss is a reported side effect of both drugs. The newer statin, rosuvastatin (Crestor),

Does the time of year really impact your mood?

When daylight saving time ends in late fall, it is common to start experiencing an onset of mild depressive feelings and tendencies, often coined as “winter blues.” Energy levels seem to decrease with the temperature drop, people tend to feel more tired and sluggish, and there is an element of dread that occurs when one’s

7 Mediterranean Diet Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

The Mediterranean diet has been around far longer than any other trendy eating plan. It’s based on traditional cooking of countries like Italy and Greece, and science has backed its health benefits time and time again. Based on fruits and veggies, fish, whole grains, and healthy fats, the Mediterranean diet could help you lose weight,

What if you were your own blood donor for surgery?

(HealthDay)—Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood “recycled” and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called “intraoperative autologous” blood donation—where patients have some blood removed at the start of surgery for their own use. The goal is to avoid transfusions of

Kidstrology: Your Parenting Horoscope for February

Ah, February. The month of Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love. But don’t get too swept up in all the hearts and flowers. “Venus, the planet dedicated to romance, shines in careful Capricorn from Feb. 3 on, making this a time to make careful choices in your love life. If your relationship is rock-solid, you