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One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg. Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
About 10% of married couples suffer from infertility – the inability to conceive a child naturally. Through the better part of the 20th century, physicians considered this a minor and perhaps irrelevant problem, one that contributed overall to...
For the last seven years, Culver City-based artist Jennifer MaHarry has been photographing wild horses in the West. "Their free spirit and majestic beauty is what initially captivated me," said MaHarry, founder of Eden Creative, where she designs print...
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Women who underwent at least one vitro fertilization cycle in an effort to become pregnant were almost twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer as women who experienced infertility but did not get such treatment, say the authors of a large Dutch study...
Washington BureauThe Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin. At stake on this "off-year" general election...
According to Resolve, the National Infertility Assn., one in eight U.S. couples of child-bearing age is diagnosed with infertility. Two long years ago, my husband and I unfortunately found ourselves in this category. It's been a heartbreaking journey ever...
Television Critic“Mistresses,” which premieres tonight, takes itself pretty seriously considering its title. Yes, the one-hour BBC drama is a sexual soap opera in which a quartet of lovely and complicated women negotiates alarmingly fraught romantic lives, but...
Special to The TimesTHIRTEEN-MONTH-OLD Solange Dorsainvil plays with toys made from wood and cloth, drinks from a Swiss-made aluminum sippy cup and teethes on kale stems and celery. Her life is as plastic-free as her mother, Celina Lyons, can make it. --------------------...
I was disappointed to see the letters in your mailbag section all held the same opinion — that Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian was wrong to ban abortions at its facility. I hope you will publish other opinions as well about this matter. I, for...
On a bright morning in San Francisco, Holly Finn sits in a parking lot, her car swaying in the wind. Avoiding eye contact with passers-by, Finn shoots up. She shoots up hormones. Leuprolide Acetate, to be exact. "To prep my body for embryo transfer,...
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Re. "Commentary: Hoag is committed to women's health," (May 24): As obstetricians/gynecologists who admit patients to Hoag Hospital, we are compelled to respond to the commentary by Robert Braithwaite, Hoag CEO, and Gary McKitterick, chairman of the Hoag...
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For those wondering which school might hold the world record for most twins in one grade, look no further than Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette. Highcrest has 23 sets of twins, representing about 10 percent of its fifth-grade class. That appears to...
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