| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:04 AM
A word of caution: If you are a woman of child-bearing age, Catholic hospitals may be hazardous to your health.
Because Catholic-affiliated hospitals, which now account for one of every nine acute-care hospital beds in the country, aren&...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 42 and have always had heavy menstrual periods, but over the past year, the problem has gotten much worse. My doctor suggested endometrial ablation, but surgery seems extreme. Are there other things I should try first?
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:35 AM
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of this year. It occurred during my initial meeting with the oncologist at the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center at Broward Health Medical Center. I tested positive for the BRCA 1 mutation in April...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Doctors recommended a complete hysterectomy. I begged the doctor to give me a month first to try homoeopathic therapy. He agreed. I changed to a complete vegetarian diet. The symptoms subsided. Two years...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Camille Grammer of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is recovering from surgery she had last Thursday related to an endometrial cancer diagnosis.
"The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Jane Pang has given her time, money and abounding energy to the fight against breast cancer. She's also shared the most personal and precious gift of all — a piece of herself.
Earlier this year, Pang flew from Orange County, Calif., to...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:52 PM
About one in eight women have a chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, but Britton native Mandy Brown and her sister, Amber Andrews, have about a 90 percent chance of having the disease. They're both considering a preventive surgery that...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:46 PM
A woman is suing the East Hartford doctor previously accused of raping a patient, claiming that he had sex with her in a hotel after giving her a drug cocktail and telling her that he had to be the first to have intercourse with her after pelvic surgery,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 43 and need to have a hysterectomy. Because I have a family member who's had ovarian cancer, I'm considering having my ovaries removed at that time. What are the risks of removing the ovaries before menopause?
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Q: My boyfriend is always satisfied when we have sex, but the truth is he's satisfied so quickly that I usually end up doing without and staying frustrated. I'm 40, and after an emergency hysterectomy I feel I'm finally able to enjoy sex more. He is 45....