| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:37 AM
It’s 6am. You woke up a few times throughout the night, so you don’t feel completely rested. As you slowly push yourself into an upright position, the ice cold air from the AC vent sweeps your skin but the heater might as well be on--you are...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks.
As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Q: Is it true that snail slime is found in many facial creams? If so, what are the benefits of snail slime?
A: We are constantly amazed at the ingenuity of skin-care manufacturers. Snail slime does indeed appear to be the latest exotic ingredient...
| 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,...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:35 PM
By Susan J. WhiteNorthShore University HealthSystem The explosive growth of robotic surgery has brought dramatic improvement to the area of gynecologic oncology treatment, according to …...
| 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...