| 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 13, 2013
An elated William R. "Bill" Harvey, president of Hampton University, announced Friday that the university had received a $13.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
"It's a huge grant and it's...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
At times, basic, real-life issues play out on my driveway. When it rains heavily and the stress cracks in my driveway and patio concrete get flooded, the earthworms will come out onto the concrete to avoid drowning, I guess. Some of these creatures cannot...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:12 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women cared for by midwives throughout pregnancy tended to have less-complicated births and were less likely to go into labor early than women getting standard medical care, according to a new review of more than a dozen...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:15 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican lawmakers passed a bill that would give Texas some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats to promise a fight over the contentious measure in the courts...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:37 PM
It didn't take long for the sweat to bead up on the 19 women and one man at the hot yoga class.
The temperature in the room, inside the Profiling Beauty building, 224 First Ave. S.E., was 104 degrees. Most of the participants, who had arrived early...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Many high school seniors can't wait to finish their final year but Fund the Future scholarship recipient Zoe Story is savoring every moment.
“Now that I think about it, I’m just thinking about everything that I need to do to be prepared to...
| 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 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Antiabortion advocates criticized legislation given final approval Friday that would allow nurse practitioners to perform some types of abortions.
"We're lowering the bar on women's health," said Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education...