| Jul 5, 2013
When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her, "Well at least you have your abortion rights"?
Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health.
But don't tell that to...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The recent disclosure by actress Angelina Jolie that she had undergone elective bilateral mastectomies to reduce her risk of breast cancer provides an opportunity to understand the science behind the BRCA gene mutation she carries. Jolie's mother died...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2013
Peotone's Maggie Yunker had been taking birth control pills for a year when her doctor suggested switching to a brand that also could clear up acne and ease some aggravating symptoms related to her period.
Yunker was sold. But a year later, the 20-year-...
| Aug 7, 2013
Northwestern University has launched a website to help women learn about menopause and decide whether hormone replacement therapy or an alternative remedy is the best way to address the health and emotional challenges that often accompany this change of...
| May 27, 2013
| 10:58 PM
As a neurological disease robbed Barbara Brenner of her voice, the fiercely outspoken activist still managed to be heard.
She corralled technology, speaking through a text-to-voice application on her iPad and blogging about the concerns —...
| Aug 22, 2013
Kate Middleton made headlines a few weeks ago for delivering the heir to the throne of England, but the little guy's title didn't impress me nearly as much as his entrance into this world.
Despite being past her due date, the Duchess of Cambridge...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Angelina Jolie’s Op-Ed in the New York Times about getting a double mastectomy after learning that she was at risk of getting breast cancer struck a chord with fellow celebs as well as with Los Angeles Times staffers Anna Gorman and Paul Whitefield,...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:17 PM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without better detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...
| Sep 3, 2013
Under California law, abortions may only be performed by medical doctors. But a new bill, which just won approval in the Legislature, would allow certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who complete special training to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The cramping came on quickly. Then the bleeding.
Samantha Bradley was only six months pregnant. She had already miscarried once. She knew she needed to get to an emergency room.
"I was in tears," she said. "The only thing I could think was 'Get me...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:37 AM
WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Vanessa Echols, a breast-cancer survivor, is literally on the bus to promote mammograms.
Her face decorates Florida Hospital's Mobile Health Coach, which encourages the fight against breast cancer with new urgency and ease.