Stories tagged: women's health
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:20 P.M.
Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus
Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 7:02 P.M.
FDA urged to let abortion pill be sold at pharmacies
The so-called abortion pill – now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices – should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 3:43 P.M.
Texas cannot oust Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, federal judge rules
A federal judge Tuesday indefinitely blocked Texas officials from ousting Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid health care provider, dealing another blow to Republican-led efforts to enforce stricter abortion-related regulations and …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 1:31 P.M.
Pennsylvania Senate OKs 20-week abortion ban; veto awaits
After an emotionally charged and graphic debate, the state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would make Pennsylvania the latest state to ban abortions at 20 weeks and restrict how the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 12:15 P.M.
Planned Parenthood: ‘We’re not dead yet’
It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman reopened after its building was heavily damaged in an unsolved arson in 2015. Karl Eastlund, the chief executive …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 2:52 P.M.
House passes bill to bar federal funds for abortion
Emboldened by a Republican in the White House, the GOP-led House on Tuesday backed legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 2:59 P.M.
Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump
Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump’s early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 3:52 P.M.
Planned Parenthood would lose funding as part of Obamacare repeal, Ryan says
Republicans plan to strip Planned Parenthood of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding as part of their rapid push to repeal President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, House Speaker …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
Planned Parenthood says other Idaho clinic harasses patients
Planned Parenthood is suing a women’s clinic in Idaho over the harassment of Planned Parenthood patients and employees in a parking lot shared by the two organizations.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 7 P.M.
DIY breast reconstruction: Device lets women do part at home
It’s aimed at not only making treatment more comfortable and convenient, but also giving women a sense of control – something cancer often takes away.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016
Infertility, possible parenthood and ‘The Art of Waiting’
Before the years when friends embarked on starting families, we all assumed having babies would just happen. We look back now and think: Who knew this would be so much …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 7 P.M.
White women are dying earlier, in part because of the combination of opiods and benzodiazepines
Between 1999 and 2014, the number of middle-aged white women dying annually from opiate overdoses shot up 400 percent, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Centers …
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 7 P.M.
Some women with high breast density should get annual screenings, study says
An ambitious research effort published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine set out to tailor women’s breast cancer screening practices to match their actual risk of breast cancer. …
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 7 P.M.
Why are women losing the battle of the bulge?
After a national report this summer showed that women have surpassed men in obesity rates, doctors and obesity researchers are searching for answers to why women are struggling more than …
MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016
Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry
Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – …
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016, 7 P.M.
Birth control options for women over 40 – other than the pill
Almost one quarter of women in the United States between ages 15 and 44 use the birth control pill to prevent pregnancy. Some doctors advise against continuing its use after …
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016, 4 P.M.
House call: Navigating changing cervical cancer protocol
It used to be that part of a woman’s annual physical exam included a Pap test to check for abnormal cells from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. …
MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2016, NOON
Zorba Paster: Mammogram guidelines change
Nearly everyone knows of someone who died at a young age from breast cancer.
MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2015, NOON
Study: False-positive mammograms associated with increased risk of future cancer
Study tracked women over 10 years.
SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015
Kathleen Parker: Redirect Planned Parenthood funds to community health clinics
It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the …
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Studies: U.S. pregnancies typically 21/2 years apart
NEW YORK – For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 21/2 years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows. …
TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015
Study tracks opioid use among women age 15 to 44
MILWAUKEE – Narcotic painkillers – which can cause birth defects – commonly were prescribed for women of reproductive age, according to new data presented Thursday by the U.S. Centers for …
TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015
House Call: Pap test important for cervical health
Women have become accustomed to Pap smears being a necessary part of adulthood. However, there has been confusion in recent years about when women should begin having this screening test, …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014
Alisa Hideg: Breastfeeding is good for mother and child
During medical school, several women in my class had children. When they returned to work, they continued to breastfeed their babies, which meant that they were often pumping breast milk …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014
Course of action to stop diabetes
Toni Pille lives on a 40-acre farm in Espanola, north of Medical Lake, where she and her husband raise sheep, cut hay and eat local: potatoes they grow, meat from …
TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014
Osteoporosis is more common and more dangerous than most think
Osteoporosis doesn’t just happen to old ladies. Rather, it’s a disease that can weaken anyone’s bones, regardless of age or sex, putting them at higher risk of fracture – which …
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
Health-conscious eating habits can become destructive
She wasn’t eating kale smoothies because she loved them, and she never thought becoming anorexic would make her prettier. Anna, a junior at a Spokane high school, set out on …
TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014
Record number of babies born in 2012 using IVF
LOS ANGELES – More than 1.5 percent of babies born in the U.S. in 2012 were conceived in a laboratory dish thanks to in vitro fertilization – an all-time high, …
TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014
House Call: Take steps to lower risk of birth defects
Pregnancy can be scary. Trying to be healthy and help your baby grow and develop well can seem overwhelming. Even when you do everything right, with any pregnancy there is …
TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014
Peanuts, pregnancy now considered a safe mix
LOS ANGELES – Pregnant peanut lovers can celebrate, perhaps with a PB&J snack: A study shows an association between pregnant women who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts and …