| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:33 PM
For more than six months, Nancy McClain thought her abdominal cramps and low back pain were the result of a bladder infection.
But when the discomfort wouldn't disappear, she headed to her gynecologist, who performed a pelvic ultrasound, revealing a...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now there are 135.
That's how many medical tests, treatments and other procedures - many used for decades - physicians have now identified as almost always unnecessary and often harmful, and which doctors and patients should...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:11 AM
This month you will likely see a lot of pink ribbons in celebration of breast cancer awareness month. Those ribbons are more than just decorations. Behind each one is a woman who has had to face the frightening diagnosis of breast cancer… and the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:47 PM
How does somebody fight a one-in-a-million genetic disorder that makes a new cancer diagnosis almost as common as an annual bout with the flu?
Lainie Jones does it with grit, courage and plenty of humor.
"Oh, the joys of having veins like a heroin...
| May 15, 2013
New technology for identifying early stage ovarian cancer in uterine and cervical cells could have the potential to one day stem this often deadly disease, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Cancer.
Using equipment that can...
| May 15, 2013
For most women, the risk of developing breast cancer over a lifetime is 12 percent. For women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, that risk multiplies to close to 87 percent. In choosing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, Hollywood star Angelina...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
I had spent all of six minutes with Julia Sweeney when I brought up adult braces.
They're the worst, I said. I had them for two years, I said. They're the worst, I said again — this time with feeling.
This piece first ran...
| May 11, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Barbara “Barb” Myers was a mother to many beyond her own family.
When girls at Girls Inc. of Washington County, where she was a cook, found out she had pancreatic cancer, they flooded her mailbox with get-well cards.
She was buried with...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Four St. Luke's Allentown Campus and gynecologic surgeons have been recognized for high-quality surgical care. Dr. Michael Patriarco, director of Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery; Dr. Tirun Gopal, Dr. Sheldon Linn and Dr. David Hanes recently were awarded...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Women who’ve had hysterectomies often come away with mixed feelings about the decision, about their femininity and about their doctors. Now they will have a chance to share those feelings this Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at a free live and...