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Women's Health (INACTIVE)

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  • For black women, weight maintenance may be the best goal

    News flash: Some overweight and obese women work harder to get healthy when they're not ordered to lose weight, but told their current body shape is fine and that maintaining it is an acceptable goal. The women on whom this approach has most recently...
  • Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy

    Finding a balance with hormone replacement therapy
    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...
  • Lawsuits pile up over popular birth control pills

    Lawsuits pile up over popular birth control pills
    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-...
  • Northwestern website looks at menopause

    Northwestern website looks at menopause
    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...
  • Barbara Brenner dies at 61; breast cancer research activist

    Barbara Brenner dies at 61; breast cancer research activist
    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 —...
  • Commentary: Commend Kate for not rushing George's birth

    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...
  • Angelina Jolie and the fate of breast cancer genes

    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,...
  • Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO

    Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO
    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...
  • Who may perform abortions?

     Who may perform abortions?
    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...
  • For black infants, a precarious start in life

    For black infants, a precarious start in life
    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...
  • Vanessa Echols on the bus for mammograms

    Vanessa Echols on the bus for mammograms
    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. "We'...
  • Let's talk menopause

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period...