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WASHINGTON — With hundreds of letters arriving each week, first lady Michelle Obama's mailbag is intriguing more for its variety than its volume. She hears from all sorts of people, from first-graders to foreign first ladies. Among their messages:...
TribLocal - EvanstonAs a patient navigator at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Kristin Smith guides newly diagnosed cancer patients through a hopeful …...
HealthTrans vaginal ultrasounds are used to detect abnormalities in a woman's sex organs, such as unusual cell growth (read: cancer). Ovarian cancer is quite deadly. It's for this reason that you might be tempted to ask for a routine trans vaginal ultrasound --...
Tribune staff reporterLike a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThanks to Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, men with erectile dysfunction can get on board the Food and Drug Administration-approved love train. But women who experience a different sexual problem -- sagging libido -- have been left at the station. That may be...
Lazy ovaries, depressed vaginas, testicular cancer, breast cancer, STD tests, and fertility drugs ... our show and movies covered pretty much every aspect of reproductive and women's health important topic for our viewers and for women, men and families...
An Ashkenazi Jewish woman in her 50s, Rachel, is diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother, Sadie, age 80, has a history of melanoma, which was treated successfully. Sadie's younger sister, Zelda, died of breast cancer in her early 40s many years ago....
Courtesy of Tribune Media ServicesDear Mayo Clinic: I am age 70 and had a complete hysterectomy about 20 years ago for benign fibroids. Do I need to get a gynecological exam every year when I'm not having any problems? I do get a mammogram every year. Answer: You can probably safely skip...
Detroit Free PressDETROIT - Nancy Hearshen worries much more about her daughter's future than her own chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer. Hearshen, 67, and her daughter, Rachel, 35, who live in Farmington Hills, Mich., carry a genetic mutation that...
TribLocal - EvanstonCancer treatments like chemo and radiation therapy, while lifesavers, can have significant side effects. One possible side effect that can be devastating for patients is …...
HealthKey.com contributorEgg donation programs offer hope to women who want to have babies, but whose ovaries don't produce enough healthy eggs to make conception possible, or whose biological offspring would risk being born with an inherited disease. Donor Eligibility Since...
McClatchy Newspapers"This is crazy..." This is what I'm thinking as I get a crash course on how babies are created in a petri dish. I'm sitting with my wife, Jill, in a consultation room at IVF Florida, a Margate, Fla., clinic that specializes in reproductive medicine,...
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