February Health Update
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Fortunately, the American Heart Association makes keeping tabs on your ticker easy with a free risk-assessment quiz, vital stats, and cool shopping at Goredforwomen.com.
Telling your partner everything is good for your mental health, say researchers at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. The catch: Only the gabbers benefit, not the listeners. Make sure he gets his due, too: Prepare to hear all the riveting ins and outs of fantasy baseball.
Viagra For You
For women experiencing sexual problems from antidepressants, Viagra may help. Those who took a dose prior to sex noticed improvements in vaginal dryness and delayed orgasms, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
If the thought of a dental exam makes you hyperventilate into a paper bag, try breathing in lavender instead. People who smelled the herb while waiting for the dentist were less anxious than the nonsniffers, reports a study from King's College London. Keep a lavender sachet on hand for a quick, anytime anxiety soother.