| Mar 5, 2011
| 3:27 PM
An Ashkenazi Jewish woman in her 50s, Rachel, is diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother, Sadie, age 80, has a history of melanoma, which was treated successfully. Sadie's younger sister, Zelda, died of breast cancer in her early 40s many years ago....
| 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.
| Aug 11, 2011
| 6:18 AM
One man from Central India didn't feel like a woman but he had every reason to.
The 35-year-old farmer had repeatedly been going to the doctor complaining of intense stomach pains.
Doctors first thought he had a "normal" hernia.
| Aug 25, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Charlee Scruggs learned a lesson no child her age should have to learn; to enjoy every moment, because life is short.
"I learned how to ride my bike without training wheels," said Charlee, 6.
That moment was especially meaningful to Charlee and her...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:02 PM
For the 25 million U.S. adults with urinary incontinence, a little leakage can carry a lot of shame. But many people don't do anything about it.
"Urinary incontinence is a very insidious process," said Dr. David Glazier, co-director of the pelvic floor...
| Nov 26, 2011
Dear Pharmacist: I took your column regarding hormone replacement to my doctor. He's never ordered progesterone, just estrogen because of the hysterectomy. For eight years, I've suffered with occasional hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and I can't lose...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2011
The pain began almost immediately after Cheryl Sorrels had pelvic surgery to correct a bulging bladder three years ago. There was also a lot more bleeding than she expected.
Sorrels chalked that up to a difficult recovery. It wasn't until the 58-year-old...
| Jul 25, 2011
What is pelvic organ prolapse? A condition that occurs when muscles and other supports in a woman's pelvis weaken, allowing her bladder, rectum, uterus, urethra, small bowel or vagina to slip out of place.
What causes it? Prolapse can develop after...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:20 PM
You are in constant pain. The doctor you trust recommends surgery. The procedure is common, and you expect to be out of the hospital in a day, but something goes horribly wrong, and you end up in a coma for 3 weeks.
When you wake up,...
| Mar 1, 2012
When my 14-year-old niece Lindsey died last year, my friend Mary took it personally. Although separated by decades, Mary Schnack and Lindsey Stewart shared a common menace: cancer.
Lindsey was diagnosed at age 10 with medulloblastoma, brain cancer. The...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:45 PM
When Nicole Bachtell talks about living with a rare cancer, don't expect a pity party.
She'll have none of that.
Instead, she prefers dwelling on the positives: the friends she has made, women who have become like sisters, the love and support of her...