| 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...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:25 PM
BEND, Ore. -- The man who gained fame as the world's first man to give birth, has split from his wife of nine years.
Thomas Beatie began life as a woman and legally switched to a male identity, while preserving his female reproductive organs.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:19 AM
There are new recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Service Task Force for how often women should be screened for cervical cancer. Instead of being screened annually, the task force is now recommending women be screened every three years.
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:17 PM
Deep down inside, we all know it: It's inevitable, this living, breathing, beautiful, multipart machine, the human body, is — at some point, somewhere — going to break down.
We've all heard the warnings, the doctors' admonitions to get...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Faced with a family history of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, and a high likelihood that she might get one or more of the cancers, Amy Byer Shainman underwent a preventive double mastectomy with reconstruction surgery and a hysterectomy.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:38 AM
It's not the ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night that make Halloween terrifying. Rather, it's coming face-to-face with our own mortality. Two current productions, adapted from beloved horror writers, take aim at the thin veil...
| May 22, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Colon cancer -- it's the disease that took the life of Robin Gibb. It is a preventable disease, yet many shy away from the screening. One local woman fighting advanced colon cancer herself has another mission -- to show you how to survive.
It was a great...
| May 23, 2012
A common operation in the United States, hysterectomies are now going high-tech as many surgeons embrace robotics as another tool to help them do their jobs better.
NorthShore University Health System has two robotic surgical systems used for...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Q: I am a 24-year-old woman, and I've been with my boyfriend for three years. Our sex used to be great, but it has been feeling a little dull lately. I was wondering if you know of any toys for both of us, or just for me to get aroused while he is on...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Q: I had a full hysterectomy, and I feel as if I do not satisfy my husband anymore. I feel I am not tight anymore. I do Kegel exercises.
When we have sex, I don't think that he is feeling me squeezing my muscles. Since I had a full hysterectomy, will the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Q: I've been married to a wonderful man for 11 years. Shortly before we were married, I had a laparoscopy and was diagnosed with endometriosis. They cleaned it up and everything was fine — for a while. I was on birth control for a year to control...
| Jun 8, 2012
Chicago is known for many things. But being the perfect place for stargazing isn't one of the Windy City's traits. If Audrey Fischer has her way, though, it will be.
She wants to be able to look up into the sky — even in the Loop — and see...