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1 Title: Bladder Cancer: Another Health Risk Posed by Cigarette Smoking 517 The article talks about heightened risk of smokers in developing bladder cancer. Though treatable, certain treatments may lead to the development of certain side effects that may affect one's sexual health. However, quitting the habit may drastically reduce the risks of developing certain cancers and lead to overall health improvement. cigarette smoking Cigarette smoking has been strongly linked to ailments such as heart disease, lung cancer, and other respiratory and circulatory diseases. However, there are several other cancers that can be developed because of cigarette smoking such as bladder cancer. Bladder cancer affects about 53,000 thousand individuals across the United States and smokers are twice more likely to get lung cancer than non-smokers. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, 60 of which are highly carcinogenic. Smoking means exposing oneself to chemicals like hydrogen cyanide, butane, nicotine, carbolic acid, ammonia, and other harmful chemicals. As these substances are inhaled, they are absorbed

2 into the lungs and eventually into the bloodstream. The blood then gets filtered by the kidneys and is incorporated in the urine. These carcinogens damage the urothelial cells that line the bladder walls and cause the development of tumors. In some cases, bladder cancer often causes no symptoms until it has reached an advanced cure that may be difficult to cure. Noticeable symptoms of bladder cancer are non-specific, which means that these conditions may be linked to other health conditions other than cancer. Some of the symptoms of bladder cancer include the following: Presence of blood in the urine; Pain or burning sensation during urination without the occurrence of urinary tract infection (UTI); and Urinating more often or feeling the strong urge to urinate without producing much urine. Because of modern technology and advanced medicine, treatments for bladder cancer are now widely available. Treatment depends on the stage of the disease, the type of cancer, and the patient's overall health. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy are some of the common methods performed to treat this kind of cancer. However these treatments may produce a number of side effects that may affect one's sexual health. These treatments may cause certain signs and symptoms that may make sexual intimacy with one's partner more difficult. But this does not mean that a healthy sex life after cancer treatment cannot be achieved. Doctors should be consulted for possible remedies for these conditions. Some sexual health problems that may be caused by cancer treatment may include the following: Inability to achieve or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction) Difficulty climaxing Orgasm without discharge of semen (dry orgasm) Weaker, less satisfying orgasms Loss of libido Pain during sex The development of different kinds of cancers that are linked to cigarette smoking have made the need to quit smoking more important. Despite the availability of many methods for cancer, people can drastically lessen the risks of developing bladder cancer by quitting cigarette smoking --- a goal that might be easier said than done for certain individuals. These individuals may use various quit smoking products like nicotine gums, patches, and others that are out in the market. These products are scientifically proven to aid individuals who want to quit smoking. These products work by temporarily supplying the body with nicotine through means other than cigarettes. This helps calm physical withdrawal symptoms of cigarette smoking. Using these products and coupling them with the right attitude a sure formula for the prevention of bladder cancer and improve one's overall health and well-being. Title: Health Insurance 101

3 505 We all understand the importance of health insurance; however, as the types of health insurance continue to increase it is becoming more and more difficult to select the type of coverage that is best for you and your family. To help you find out which type of policy might benefit you the most, let 抯 take a look at the most common types of policies. There is usually a lot of hype regarding HMOs so let 抯 look at that one first. A HMO is a health maintenance organization plan... insurance, health, difference, cover, lose, cover, claim, premium, cost, charge, death, We all understand the importance of health insurance; however, as the types of health insurance continue to increase it is becoming more and more difficult to select the type of coverage that is best for you and your family. To help you find out which type of policy might benefit you the most, let 抯 take a look at the most common types of policies. There is usually a lot of hype regarding HMOs so let 抯 look at that one first. A HMO is a health maintenance organization plan that works with a specified group of doctors and hospitals within the network. A primary healthcare physician is selected and you must obtain referrals for care that cannot be provided by that physician. The benefits of this type of plan are lower office visit costs and prescription drug co-pays. In addition, there will typically be either no or limited deductible costs for hospital stays. Depending on your coverage, there may also be no pre-existing condition cause limitations. It is also important to understand that your choice of doctors and hospitals will be limited with a HMO and you won 抰 be able to have out of network services covered. A PPO or Preferred Provider Organization works similar to a HMO; however, the major difference is that you are not required to select a primary care physician. In addition to the benefit of being free to choose your own physician without worrying about a referral you also gain the benefit of limited or no deductible costs for hospital stays as well as a possible larger selection of physicians that might be available with a HMO. Out of network services may also be covered; however, for a higher charge than in network services. A POS, or Point of Service, is also similar to a HMO in that you select a primary care physician. The difference is that you are free to choose out of network treatment if you 抮 e willing to pay a higher out of pocket cost. Another option is what is known as a traditional coverage policy. This type of policy will have a higher monthly premium as well as deductibles. In addition, you will generally be required to pay for services out of your own pocket up front and then submit claim reimbursement forms. You may also wish to consider various types of disability plans, which cover a percentage of your income in the event that you experience an illness or accident that prevents you from working for a period of time. A short term disability plan will provide benefits from the first day of an accident or the eighth day of an illness up to 26 weeks. Generally, this type of plan

4 will cover 66% of your weekly income. Long term disability will begin after short term coverage has expired and will provide coverage for a variable term, depending on the policy you select. Some policies are limited to providing coverage up to two years while others will cover you up to the age of 65. Title: Sexual Health Supplements For Men 555 This article serves as a guide for men who would want to know more about sexual health supplements. It describes several supplements available for men who need more stamina, blood flow, concentration, reduced stress, and improved mood and mental alertness. sexual health supplements A man's sexual health as well as libido can decrease for several reasons. Many men experience erection difficulties when they reach a certain period in their lives, and libido can also decline as well. But in these cases, all they really need is a good lifestyle change. By having a simple and healthy lifestyle, together with the help of sexual health supplements that are medically proven to work, such sexual health issues can be addressed accordingly. Aside from physical health problems, lifestyle can also affect a man 抯 sexual health. Smoking cigarettes, excessively drinking alcohol, and the use of illicit drugs can all negatively affect a man 抯 sexual health and performance. When it comes to male sexual wellness, it is important to remember that healthy living is the key. Healthy lifestyle entails having a balanced and, if possible, all-natural diet. Men must also engage in regular exercise to maintain cardiovascular health. Heavily processed foods and those with lots of preservatives also pose a health risk. Men should eat a lot of vegetables and lean meat. A good reminder for men: you are what you eat. Remember that the body does not work in groups and isolated portions, but rather functions well as a whole. If the body is generally healthy, then an increase in both sexual health and libido can be expected. Argentine is a nutrient that is considered a highly important ingredient for peak sexual performance. Often nicknamed as 搉 ature's Viagra? this is the best sexual health supplement for men and their sexual wellness. Current studies of this supplement suggest that it helps ensure nitric oxide secretion, a substance that must be produced in sufficient amounts to keep the blood flowing to the penis. Therefore, proper blood flow will then make an erection successful, since an insufficient supply of nitric oxide can stop the penis from becoming erect.

5 To back this up, a study published in 1994 showed an 80% improvement of men who had erectile dysfunction who were given such a supplement. This shows that Argentine is an essential supplement for lack of libido, and is available even without a prescription. Another supplement called Tyrosine is a sexual health supplement for men that supports and assists the functions of neurotransmitters in the brain. Normally, when the body feels stressed out, aged, or tired, the availability of Tyrosine is decreased. This is a supplement that helps reduce stress, improves mental alertness, and enhances mood --- all of which help increase a man's sexual drive. Of course, mood is important in terms of male sexual wellness, and a major reason for having short term impotence can be of stress, anxiety, and depression. Tyrosine helps by lifting one's mood, and as a consequence, can also enhance one's sex drive and libido. Chinese body tonics are also good in helping improve a man's sexual health. They can also serve as sexual health supplements that help in improving mood and blood flow around the body, including the circulation of blood to the genitals. Gingko Biloba is a supplement that is used to improve blood flow to the brain, thus improving concentration, memory, and enhances blood flow to the legs. It also doubles as an antioxidant. Ginseng is also good as a revitalizing tonic that is both stimulating and restorative. This improves physical and mental energy, stamina, strength, alertness, and concentration.

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