When Stress Can Be Good For You
Scientists and medical experts understand how chronic stress can have long-term effects on our mental and physical health. Specifically, data shows that chronic stress can contribute to problems with the heart and blood vessels, including an increased risk for heart attack, hypertension, and stroke. But what if not all stress were bad for you? What if some experiences of stress actually improved your physical and mental health?
How Viagra and Cialis May Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
In general, the life expectancy of men is five years shorter than that of women, and their higher risk of cardiovascular events plays an important factor in this statistic. New studies published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that men who use medications like Viarga or Cialis—like those used in Vault’s Sex Kit and Libido Kit—may have fewer rates of cardiovascular events, like heart attacks and strokes. This is groundbreaking news.
A Q&A with Vault’s Martin Miner, MD
For the past 35 years, Dr. Martin Miner has served as an academic and industry leader in men’s and sexual health. Passionate about debunking myths surrounding testosterone and erectile dysfunction, Dr. Miner founded the Men’s Health Center at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island and has served on the AUA Guideline Committees for erectile dysfunction, testosterone deficiency, peyronie’s disease, and prostate cancer screening. Read on to learn what inspired him to work in men’s health and sexual medicine, what he believes to be the biggest challenges in men’s health today, and what he’s most looking forward to in his work with Vault.
Is My Partner's Response to Me Real If He's Using Medication for His Sexual Health?
Throughout my 20 years of experience working with couples and sexual health, one of the most common concerns I hear from partners is whether or not their man’s rediscovered desire is genuine when using medication for sexual health. To put it succinctly, yes. Your partner’s desire for you is genuine, even when using the aid of medication. Read more to find out why.
Why Saliva Covid-19 Tests Could Be More Accurate Than Nasal Swabs
As vaccinations increase and signs of a hopeful future begin to surface, the emergence of new variants, like the UK B.1.1.7 variant, continues to underscore the importance of mask-wearing, social distancing, vaccination, and thorough testing. Thankfully, new research suggests that saliva testing like ours is particularly effective, and possibly even more sensitive and accurate than nasal testing—especially as new, more infectious variants begin to spread throughout the US.
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