| Jan 21, 2013
Sue Callison credits her sister with saving her life.
"I remember thinking that she probably had breast cancer at my age because when she was diagnosed, she was so far advanced," says Callison, recalling the test she took when she was 37 years old....
| Dec 30, 2012
Ten years ago, a Chicago gynecologist began to notice a pattern among her patients.
Many of the women who came to Dr. Lauren Streicher for a second opinion after another doctor recommended a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, didn't need the...
| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:37 AM
It’s 6am. You woke up a few times throughout the night, so you don’t feel completely rested. As you slowly push yourself into an upright position, the ice cold air from the AC vent sweeps your skin but the heater might as well be on--you are...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks.
As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Q: Is it true that snail slime is found in many facial creams? If so, what are the benefits of snail slime?
A: We are constantly amazed at the ingenuity of skin-care manufacturers. Snail slime does indeed appear to be the latest exotic ingredient...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:48 AM
An adoption case manager contacted detectives to report Jaime Suzanne Ritchhart had given them paperwork indicating that she was pregnant and then signed a contract to place her expected child up for adoption. The case manager also told detectives that...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:42 PM
A lot of personal loss led Cathy Reeser to embark on a career as a hospice social worker. March is National Social Work Month and Reeser shares some of her thoughts about the 12 years she has worked with Heritage Hospice.
Heritage Hospice welcomes...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Ovarian cancer can be a death sentence for many women. It is difficult to treat and often goes undetected until the late stages when it has spread to other organs in the pelvis and abdomen.
Actress Angelina Jolie has reportedly decided to have her...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:33 PM
For more than six months, Nancy McClain thought her abdominal cramps and low back pain were the result of a bladder infection.
But when the discomfort wouldn't disappear, she headed to her gynecologist, who performed a pelvic ultrasound, revealing a...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:11 AM
This month you will likely see a lot of pink ribbons in celebration of breast cancer awareness month. Those ribbons are more than just decorations. Behind each one is a woman who has had to face the frightening diagnosis of breast cancer… and the...