Health

Sex Therapists Share the Sex Fears They Hear All the Time

Fun sex things to talk about: enthusiastic consent, pleasure, sex toys, kink, orgasms, positions, intimacy. Less fun sex things to talk about: insecurity, inadequacy, unwelcome pain, dysfunction, internalized stigma, embarrassment. Understandable. No one wants to sit around chatting about their deepest sexual anxieties. But when you rarely see people having these less sexy conversations, it’s […]

Food & Nutrition

Refined Carbs—What Exactly Are They?

The phrase “refined carbs” pops up in a lot of conversations about food and nutrition, generally in a negative way. You may have been advised to stay far away from them—by your doctor, a friend, the internet—but you’re still a little fuzzy on what they are, actually. What technically makes something a refined carb? And […]

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Democrats Ran On Lowering Drug Prices. Now They Could Cut A Bad Deal With Donald Trump.

For months now, House Democratic Party leaders have been feuding behind closed doors with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus about how to lower prescription drug prices. But as details of negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and President Donald Trump have leaked into the public, frustration among progressives is boiling over. Speaking in […]

Health

Atypical Cells: Are They Cancer?

Do atypical cells usually mean cancer? Answer From Timothy J. Moynihan, M.D. On occasion you may see a report from a Pap test or tissue biopsy stating “atypical cells present.” This might cause you to worry that this means cancer, but atypical cells aren’t necessarily cancerous. The presence of atypical cells is sometimes referred to […]