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  • Back in the swing

    To put her daughter to sleep, Colleen Robinson used to dance the Charleston, the baby in her arms. Now 4, Clodagh joined the swing-dance class her mother taught last week …


  • Doctor poll: Mammograms should come less frequently

    It’s been three years since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force launched the mammography wars with its controversial recommendation that most women get fewer of the breast cancer screening exams …


  • Pregnancy drug won’t harm fetus

    There’s reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm their babies. One …


  • Small cancer increase seen in younger women

    CHICAGO – Advanced breast cancer has increased slightly among young women, a 34-year analysis suggests. The disease is still uncommon among women younger than 40, and the small change has …


  • Are calcium pills safe for women?

    Q. Almost all women over 50 are told to take calcium supplements to prevent bone loss. Hip fractures, spine fractures and other bone problems can cause a lot of pain …


  • Koop, who transformed surgeon general post, dies

    With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most …


  • Pap test may detect other cancers

    WASHINGTON – For years, doctors have lamented that there’s no Pap test for deadly ovarian cancer. Wednesday, scientists reported encouraging signs that one day, there might be. Researchers are trying …


  • PID scarring may cause infertility

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I have pelvic inflammatory disease, and I’m worried this could affect my fertility. DEAR READER: You’re right to be concerned. Pelvic inflammatory disease is the most common …


  • Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths

    Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead …


  • Court to decide if human genes can be patented

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the …


  • Cancer nonprofit funds decline

    Susan Franklin knows exactly how many miles she can continue driving her car after her gas light illuminates. Unable to afford filling up her tank regularly, she’s pushed the car …


  • Rock Doc: Progress of breast cancer research encouraging

    I have an elderly aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago. She was treated and remained cancer-free for years. But I also had a next-door neighbor who …


  • US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more …


  • Stroke’s other side

    Here’s a statistic to ponder on the heels of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and temporary markdowns on breast cancer-pink lip balm online: Strokes kill twice as many women as breast …


  • Breastfeeding baby doll: creepy or groundbreaking?

    NEW YORK (AP) — We’ve got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We’ve got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We’ve got dolls with swagger. And we’ve got plenty that come …


  • The Sandy 15? Superstorm comfort-eating on menu

    Jamie Sanders went to the grocery store in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy with good intentions. Cucumbers and apples were on her list.


  • Hobby Lobby asks judge to block health care law

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An arts and craft supply company owned by a Christian family asked a judge Thursday to block a portion of the new federal health care law, …


  • Screening for cancer has a cost

    LONDON – Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in U.S. and other studies. But that screening comes with …


  • Whooping cough shot urged in pregnancy

    ATLANTA – An expert panel is urging every expectant mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her …


  • Panel: Pregnant women, get whooping cough shot

    ATLANTA (AP) — An expert panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect …


  • Freezing eggs for fertility works, caution urged

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility — but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock. Egg …


  • Workplace conversations can be awkward, tricky

    There are few secrets in the workplace. People are too curious, too gossipy, too talkative. The details of our personal lives invariably spill over and co-workers are drawn to sympathize, …


  • Survivorcise

    CHICAGO – If you’re being treated for breast cancer, chances are you feel like something stuck to the bottom of a shoe. “Going through cancer treatment, people become unwell; they …


  • Report: Americans eat too much salt

    When it comes to mealtime, most Americans need to hold the salt. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 90 percent of Americans ages 2 and older eat …


  • Puncture perfect

    Construction equipment rumbles outside, and Amy Shook lies on her back, her head and knees slightly elevated and tiny needles poking out of her ears and forehead, the backs of …


  • Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly …


  • Oklahoma to end Planned Parenthood contracts

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is withdrawing federal funding to three Planned Parenthood clinics in Tulsa that for 18 years has allowed them to provide food and nutritional counseling to …


  • Hormone therapy found to be beneficial

    Healthy middle-aged women who take hormones to ease the misery of hot flashes and night sweats have fewer depressive symptoms, less anxiety and tension, and better and more sex than …


  • Mexican fifth-grade girls to get HPV vaccinations

    MEXICO CITY – Mexico on Wednesday launched a massive program to vaccinate fifth-grade girls against human papillomavirus, making it one of the few nations in the world with a universal …


  • Benefits seen in hormone use early in menopause

    A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better …

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