Hodgkin survivors face risk of serious heart problems

  People who survive a type of blood cancer known as Hodgkin lymphoma early in life may be twice as likely to develop heart problems in adulthood as peers without a history of these tumors, a U.S. study suggests. By age 50, Hodgkin survivors were almost five times as likely to have severe cardiovascular health…

The dangers of a prolonged erection

  John* had an erection that hurt worse than anything he could recall in his life—and it just wouldn’t go away. At first, the 55-year-old Florida resident figured his alprostadil, an injectable medication for erectile dysfunction (ED), was simply taking longer than usual to wear off. So he popped some Tylenol to fight the pain while he…

LETTING GO OF ATTACHMENTS THROUGH YOGA

  Addiction, greed, resistance, fear, suspicion—much of the inner and outer conflict we experience in life is rooted in attachment. The yogic concept of attachment or raga, however, is often misunderstood. According to the Yoga Sutras (2.3), raga is one of five kleshas or afflictions that cause suffering. But releasing attachments doesn’t require withdrawing from…

YOGA OF SOCIAL MEDIA NAVIGATING WITH INTEGRITY

  If ever we were tempted to forget the world’s pain, these days it’s undeniable. From Africa’s Ebola outbreak to deep unrest and bloodshed in the Middle East, to ongoing racial tension in the USfollowing the deaths of black Americans by whites, the world is crying. Yet rather than tears, an outpouring of opinions and…