| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, and doctors can use several methods to remove the uterus, including traditional, open surgery; laparoscopic hysterectomy; and vaginal hysterectomy. The American College of...
| Oct 27, 2009
| 4:32 PM
When physicians treat their patients, they can write prescriptions, recommend surgery, order physical therapy â or call upon the services of a professional chaplain. According to a survey reported today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 89% of...
| Apr 27, 2009
Dr. Hassan Hathout, a physician, medical ethicist and leader of the Southern California Islamic community who was at the forefront of efforts to demystify American Muslims and build interfaith bonds, has died. He was 84.
Hathout died of natural causes...
| Oct 3, 2008
Deborah Anderson had heard the urban legends about the contraceptive effectiveness of Coca-Cola products for years.
So she and her colleagues decided to put the soft drink to the test. In the lab, that is.
For discovering that, yes indeed, Coke was a...
| Oct 23, 2009
As the H1N1 influenza vaccine trickles into clinics and pharmacies over the next few weeks, public health officials and doctors desperately hope that pregnant women will be at the front of the line for the shot. Past influenza pandemics have proved that...
| Jun 25, 2007
Two weeks ago, Brianna Morrison gave birth to six babies in Minneapolis. Less than a day later, Jenny Masche delivered six babies in a Phoenix hospital. Both of the women had been treated for infertility and had used fertility-enhancing drugs.
| Nov 2, 2009
Female fertility can be a mysterious business. No matter how carefully a woman tracks her ovulation or times her romantic encounters, there's no guarantee that a baby will be on the way.
Women who have trouble conceiving get lots of free advice: Relax,...
| Nov 20, 2009
Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...
| Apr 6, 2009
Two weeks ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow 17-year-olds to buy the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B without a prescription and to consider allowing such purchases by younger girls as well. Previously, the...
| Oct 1, 2009
To improve the health of both mother and baby, even women with mild gestational diabetes should receive treatment, researchers say -- helping resolve a long-standing dilemma in obstetrics.
Rates of gestational diabetes have been increasing as more U.S....
| May 29, 2009
More than 60% of U.S. women of childbearing age are overweight or obese -- a significant increase from 20 years ago. And recent studies strongly suggest that either too much or too little nutrition in utero can increase a fetus' chance of becoming an...