| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:36 AM
For the past 10 years, the annual CCBC Women's Expo has attracted 1,200 to 1,500 people per day for a weekend of motivational speakers, workshops and booths for and by women.
This year, organizers want to give the number a boost.
"We've been pretty...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Rush Limbaugh is an attention-hogging, obnoxious and ignorant loud mouth ("Rush to judgment on birth control," March 7). His crudeness sicken me. The controversies about oral contraceptives are passe. Yes, insurance companies have to make them available...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
“Menopause the Musical” is no hot flash.
For the past 12 years, the show has steadily burned for the Fort Lauderdale-based producers GFour Productions. It has toured 450 cities in 15 countries, with just over 3,000 performances. This...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:57 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some intrauterine devices (IUDs), already a long-term birth control option, are effective for even longer than recommended, according to a new review of past studies.
The older women are when certain IUDs are inserted, the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Obesity is probably a factor in some of the almost 22,000 new diagnoses of ovarian cancer that will be handed out this year to American women, a new study says. The finding adds ovarian cancer, the deadliest of the gynecological malignancies, to a growing...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know that heart disease is the leading killer among men and women, but is it true that men and women have different risk factors for heart disease?
ANSWER: You're correct that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and...
| Feb 16, 2014
Could you have low testosterone?
That's the question Abbott Laboratories (now AbbVie) has been urging men to consider with its "Is It Low T?" awareness campaign, a highly effective effort to change how doctors and the public think about managing aging...
| Feb 2, 2014
Re "The pope, the pill and the court," Opinion, Jan. 30
Here's more on the pill and health benefits that the Catholic Church fails to take into account. In 1998, Dr. Jo T. Von Winter and Dr. Matthew Bernard wrote in the journal American Family...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I have hot flashes, sweating, heat rashes and headaches. Could it be pre-menopause? I'm only 31. I'm not interested in having more children. Ideas?
A: The symptoms you describe are typical for a woman approaching menopause. But you haven't mentioned...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:10 AM
For many women, the end of fertility--and the sharp drop in circulating estrogen and progesterone that comes with it-- is a time of forgotten keys, tip-of-the-tongue moments with names and words, and a malaise that can morph into all-out depression....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I am debating whether or not to fill the prescription for Estradiol, and I want more information on this drug, and estrogen in general. I need it for hot flashes. — M.G., San Diego
Dear M.G.: Estrogen is a highly misunderstood...
| Oct 15, 2013
Dear Amy: I am recently divorced with a 4-year-old daughter.
My ex (her father) hasn't been in my daughter's life for most of it; the last time she saw him was almost two years ago.
He has a bad drug problem and has been in and out of prison during...