| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:10 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Autumn is the time of year most associated with bumper crops of new babies, and that may be because human sperm are generally at their healthiest in winter and early spring, according to a new study from Israel.
| Mar 7, 2013
Dear Amy: My son's wife has finally decided (after three years of trying to have a baby) that she just doesn't want to be a parent.
She refuses to adopt (she can't conceive) and my son is torn, because he does want a family. She now thinks their...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:56 PM
For 17 years of my life, my family sheltered me from the issue of smoking, since no members in my family were smokers. It wasn't until I built a relationship with a smoker that I developed a deep concern for the issue since my boyfriend, along with the...
| Dec 2, 2012
As a kid growing up on the Southwest Side, Colleen Wagner Coughlin had a thing for animals. Gerbils and other small, furry critters populated the family home.
"I always loved animals as pets, but it was how they reproduced — I didn't even know the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:39 PM
If I had a television show, it would probably be called Mr. Odds instead of Dr. Oz. After teaching bands and playing trumpet, running an art center and convention bureau, hospitals and research institutes, I’m now flying all over the place...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin.
At stake on this "off-year" general election...
| Dec 28, 2011
American babies are most likely to be born in August and on Tuesdays, least likely in November and on Sundays. A female is born with 1 million eggs, but only about 300 of the hardiest make it to the final gate, ovulation. About 6,000 women reach menopause...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:44 AM
Women who underwent at least one vitro fertilization cycle in an effort to become pregnant were almost twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer as women who experienced infertility but did not get such treatment, say the authors of a large Dutch study...
| Oct 13, 2010
Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. The statistics only corroborated what I've seen in my own pediatric practice, where I take care of many adolescents.
Despite our parental and societal "admonitions" not to have sex...
| Aug 10, 2010
This common condition often requires no treatment, but there is good news for men who do need it.
A varicocele occurs when enlarged "varicose" veins form in the scrotum. The cause is an abnormal leakage of pressure from abdominal veins down...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A proposed fertility clinic in downtown Naperville is drawing fire from some residents who say such procedures objectify human life. But councilmen are split as …...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
According to this film, yoga is the revolutionary weapon of choice for modern woman. What was once a rigid discipline taught and practiced mainly by men has evolved into a lifestyle that has changed the lives of an estimated 17 million women in North...