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There is something surreal about a former champion bodybuilder lifting up her shirt to show you her abs in the middle of a coffee shop. Sandra Bueckert is a 45-year-old mother of two and one of the best-known personal trainers in my hometown, and she...
It was supposed to make every child a wanted child, give women control over their bodies and grant couples worry-free sex. Such were the aspirations of health professionals worldwide when the medication now known simply as "the pill" arrived on the...
Sheldon J. Segal, who led the team that developed Norplant, Jadelle, Mirena and other long-lasting contraceptive agents that are used by more than 120 million women around the world and who promoted the idea that women did not have to have monthly...
The folks on your shopping list are likely an eclectic mix, with various interests and opinions and points of view. But all of them have some interest in some aspect of health -- if not their own, certainly a loved one's. By no small coincidence, the...
The adage "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" doesn't always apply to distance runners. Promising running careers can be interrupted or cut short -- and training goals derailed -- by overuse injuries known as stress fractures. Repeated pounding...
ReporterYou may be used to seeing me behind the anchor desk on Saturday and Sunday mornings. But for last few months, a lot of my time has been spent at the Blue Ridge Cancer Care. I have ovarian cancer. I was diagnosed right before Christmas. My doctors...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
Ameet Mehta hooked his audience at the Chase Auditorium on Wednesday with this opening line: "We're two males in our early 20s starting a feminine hygiene business." With that, Mehta launched his "Shark Tank"-esque pitch to potential investors at Impact...
Premium Health News ServiceDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had migraine headaches since I was 12 years old. I'm now 33. I take preventative medication which helps. I still have the biggest problem the week of my period. Is there anything I can do about this? ANSWER: Migraine headaches...
Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
PIX11.com | @shaminanycIf you wish you didn't have to bother with a monthly period, you're not alone. In fact, more than 30 percent of women in a recent survey said they'd rather go to the dentist than deal with menstrual woes. But Bahar Takhtehchian, SHAPE's Editor-at-Large,...
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Rush Limbaugh is an attention-hogging, obnoxious and ignorant loud mouth ("Rush to judgment on birth control," March 7). His crudeness sicken me. The controversies about oral contraceptives are passe. Yes, insurance companies have to make them available...
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