Therapists Time Good Sex

Therapists rate how long satisfying sex lasts and find that the difference between 'adequate' sex and 'desirable' sex is a matter of minutes.

Big Belly, Bad Memory

Why that spare tire puts you at greater risk of dementia (along with a host of other diseases), and what you can do about it.

The Science of Scratching

Scientists are using state-of-the-art technology to look at what happens in the brain when a person scratches an itch. There's more going on than you might think.

Men, Women and IQ

A British researcher reports that the male ego is often larger than his actual IQ. But you might be surprised by what think of men's intellect.

How To Cut Your Carbon Paw Print

Derrick Mains, 34, of Mesa, Ariz., considers himself a green kind of guy. He recycles, doesn't litter and eats organic. But Mains, an environmental consultant, still feels eco-guilty. That's why he buys his two rescue dogs, Copa and Lola, all-natural, organic food. And instead of plastic bags that wind up in landfills, he's using a biodegradable box to scoop up their waste. Next on the agenda? Leashes made from earth-friendly hemp. "My dogs and I are trying to save the planet," Mains says.Since...

Rebuilding Health care in New Orleans

A New Orleans doctor who rode out Katrina and is working to rebuild the city's health care system talks about the challenges and rewards of practicing medicine in the devastated city.

Transcript: Near-Death Experiences

The good news: millions of Americans know how to perform CPR. The bad news: when confronted with an apparent victim of cardiac arrest, most bystanders won't do it because it includes mouth-to-mouth breathing.Now Dr. Gordon Ewy, director of the University of Arizona's Sarver Heart Center, is championing a new form of CPR called cardio-cerebral resuscitation, or CCR, which focuses on rapid, forceful chest compressions, about 100 per minute, minus the mouth to mouth. "Mouth to mouth inflates the...

A Guide for Caregivers

It's a big, complicated job, and somebody's got to do it. What you need to know to provide for your loved one.

Health: Someone on Your Side

Therese Potoczny, an insurance executive from Lake in the Hills, Ill., considers herself a savvy health consumer. But when her mother was whisked to a local emergency room and then hospitalized after experiencing severe spinal problems, Potoczny got a rude awakening. "I always thought the medical staff would return phone calls, answer questions and discuss treatment plans and options," she says. "I was wrong." So the family turned to a Baltimore-based health-care advocacy company called...

Is Fiber the New Protein?

Debbie Fireman is a self-proclaimed fiber junkie. The 41-year-old marketing exec from Penn Valley, Pa., eats fiber-rich foods "all day long," including whole foods like fruits, veggies, grains and beans. But that's not all. Her pantry is stocked with fiber supplements, cereals and snack bars, loaded with apples, cinnamon, peanut butter and chocolate. "Fiber is great for you, and it doesn't have to taste like cardboard," she says.Once relegated to the bottom of the heap by carb-phobic foodies...

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