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Marriage and Health

Study Uncovers Link Between Your Spouse And Your Health

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty

Many things can impact older adults' quality of life. But two big ones, according to new research from the University of Arizona, are the health and c...

One Benefit to Same-Sex Marriage That Nobody Is Talking About

Debra Umberson | Posted 05.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Debra Umberson

Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples will improve America's health. The empirical evidence is indisputable: Married Americans are healthier and live longer than the unmarried.

How Marital Happiness Affects Your Health

Posted 09.25.2013 | Weddings

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, happy marriages make for healthier people. The study, which followed 1...

Just Say 'No' To Pre-Wedding Diets | Posted 07.15.2013 | Weddings

After a bride-to-be says yes to the dress, she often starts saying no — to carbs, desserts and other high-calorie foods....

You Can Actually Die Of A Broken Heart

Posted 05.09.2013 | Weddings

It turns out there is some truth to the cliché saying, "I'm dying of a broken heart." According to the University of Rochester's Christine Thompk...

6 Ways To Reap The Health Benefits Of Marriage

Posted 02.21.2013 | Weddings

By Mary Jo Rapini for February is heart awareness month, so this study in the European Society of Cardiology journal caught my eye. I...

Could Your Happy Marriage Be Making You Fat?

Posted 01.22.2013 | Weddings

If your jeans have gotten tighter since you tied the knot, your happy marriage could be to blame. According to recent research by Andrea Meltzer of...

The (Literally) Life-Altering Benefit Of Marriage

Posted 01.10.2013 | Weddings

The key to longer life might be found in your relationship status. A new study by Duke University Medical Center found that Baby Boomers with perma...

The BIG Benefit Of Same-Sex Marriage

Posted 12.14.2012 | Weddings

Research has indicated that marriage boosts health and happiness among heterosexual couples; now, a new study published Thursday suggests that married...

The Scare That Changed My Sex Life

Rebecca Land Soodak | Posted 04.09.2012 | Weddings
Rebecca Land Soodak

But in time, the perception of our relationship became much less compelling than our actual relationship. We married. There was a baby, and then another. We built a home and grew a business. Towers were targeted and toppled. We had twins. His mother died. In short, time passed.

Why Marriage Is Good For Your Heart

Posted 03.06.2012 | Weddings

A new study suggests that marriage is good for your heart -- in more ways than one. Researchers at Emory and Rutger's universities, have found that...

The Issue Many Couples Don't Tackle Before Marriage (And Why That's a Big Mistake)

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.28.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Most couples who are about to take the plunge think they know everything there is to know about each other already. But in most cases, they haven't tackled one very important matter: their health.