| Dec 14, 2009
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...
| Dec 14, 2009
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...
| Apr 1, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Brie-Anne Paterson has suffered from chronic pelvic pain for more than half her life. She was the girl in gym class curled up on the locker room floor, crying and clutching her abdomen.
"I would just die the week of my period,"...
| Mar 26, 2010
| 1:22 PM
Join Suzanne Sullivan for an Endometriosis Awareness Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Quarter Park in York County, Saturday, March 27. She''ll be joined by 100-plus fellow sufferers with whom she has formed an online support group, "endosisters," on...
| Oct 22, 2009
| 8:39 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2008
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...
| May 4, 2010
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...
| Sep 22, 2010
The earlier a girl gets her first period, the greater her risk of developing breast cancer later in life. That's because cancer risk rises the longer a woman's breast tissue is exposed to estrogens released during her menstrual cycle, so fewer...
| Apr 8, 2010
Egg donation programs offer hope to women who want to have babies, but whose ovaries don't produce enough healthy eggs to make conception possible, or whose biological offspring would risk being born with an inherited disease.