Stories tagged: women's health
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012, 12:20 a.m.
Grandma gives birth to her own grandchild
CHICAGO (AP) — Setting foot in a hospital again, Emily and Mike Jordan couldn’t help but feel anxious. More than two years before, at age 29, Emily had been diagnosed …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 7:01 p.m.
Women’s rights leader sends alarm on health issues
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorney and women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke (FLOOK) is sounding dire warnings at the Democratic National Convention on a range of health issues if the GOP …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012, 4:47 p.m.
Texas hearing on Planned Parenthood gets emotional
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers, hospital system administrators and dozens of women urged Texas officials Tuesday not to sever funding to Planned Parenthood under a law barring state support …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012
Produce produces results
Some new research tried to figure out what might help post-menopausal women achieve long-term weight loss. And it turns out that adding produce to their diet didn’t show up as …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 1:25 p.m.
Dutch candidate echoes Akin rape pregnancy comment
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A conservative candidate for parliament in Dutch national elections has agreed with remarks by U.S. congressman Todd Akin, who claimed that women have a natural …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 1:02 p.m.
Ann Romney opens up on details of miscarriage
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The wife of Republican Mitt Romney is opening up with new details about her recently disclosed miscarriage. Ann Romney spoke in a taped interview aired Tuesday …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012, 8:38 p.m.
Ohio doctor helps perpetuate rape pregnancy ideas
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The discredited notion that a woman’s body can resist conception in a sexual assault has persisted in anti-abortion circles for decades, largely because of the efforts …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2012
No exceptions in anti-abortion plank
WASHINGTON – Republicans who are drafting the party’s platform approved strong anti-abortion language Tuesday that makes no exceptions to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, a statement of …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2012
Murray urges stronger protections for women
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray challenged her Republican counterparts Tuesday to embrace the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act, saying the narrower House version leaves out key provisions that …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 12:49 p.m.
CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C
All baby boomers should get a one-time blood test to learn if they have the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012, 2:21 p.m.
Study: Higher egg yolk consumption leads to accelerated thickening of arteries
Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012
New shakeup hits Komen foundation
DALLAS – The president and the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are both stepping down from their roles, the nation’s largest breast cancer foundation said in announcing …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, 10:23 a.m.
Obama to emphasize women’s health, economy in Colo
President Barack Obama plans to emphasize women’s health issues and the economy during his two-day campaign visit to Colorado.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2012
Women get help through Care Act
WASHINGTON – Starting today, nearly 1.1 million women in Washington state will no longer be charged a co-pay for birth control, HIV screening and several other health care services under …
Tue., July 31, 2012
Judge allows abortion ban
PHOENIX – Arizona’s ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy is poised to take effect this week as scheduled after a federal judge ruled Monday that the new …
Fri., July 27, 2012
GMA’s Roberts will take medical leave
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is planning to take a medical leave around the end of August for her bone marrow transplant. But during her absence from the ABC …
Wed., July 25, 2012, 10:05 a.m.
Life-threatening illness: To tell or not to tell?
In 1976, as a 24-year-old grad student, Samira Beckwith was diagnosed with the thing people still whispered about: cancer.
Wed., July 18, 2012, 4:12 p.m.
Elderly more satisfied with health insurance than younger Americans, survey finds
Elderly Americans on Medicare are substantially happier with their insurance coverage than their younger counterparts who rely on commercial insurance, according to a new national survey.
Fri., July 13, 2012
An alternative view of breast cancer fight
“Pink Ribbons, Inc.” is infuriating, and I mean that in a good way. The provocative documentary acknowledges the enormous amounts of money that have been raised to fight breast cancer …
Thu., July 12, 2012
Abortion clinic stays open on judge’s order
A federal judge on Wednesday left in place an injunction blocking a new law in Mississippi that could effectively shut down the state’s only abortion clinic, located in Jackson, Miss. …
Mon., July 9, 2012, 9:09 a.m.
‘Poise’ expands to offer more menopause products
Most little girls have “the talk” with their moms about their periods. Now the Poise feminine hygiene brand is initiating the “second talk” with women — this time, about menopause.
Mon., July 9, 2012
Gates Foundation targets birth control
SEATTLE – When Bill and Melinda Gates were casting around for a cause in the 1990s, the topic that first snagged their interest was birth control. Expanding the use of …
Sun., July 8, 2012, 4:31 a.m.
Woman’s 6-month decline highlights end-of-life care quandary
A young physician ushered the three siblings into a consultation room at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Their mother, Althlee Williams, 89, had fallen into a coma. Her eyes were shut. …
Wed., June 27, 2012
Breast-feeding advocate claims discrimination
A Spokane mom and breast-feeding advocate says her former employer wrongfully terminated her after a media frenzy surrounding photos of two military moms breast-feeding in Air Force uniforms. Crystal Scott, …
Tue., June 26, 2012
Often overlooked, dentists say mother’s oral health connected to baby’s health
For many pregnant women, bumping up their flossing routine – much less scheduling their first dental visit in years – may fall last on their to-do lists. But for dentists …
Mon., June 25, 2012
New bill would expand access to fertility services for veterans
A bill introduced last week into Congress by Sen. Patty Murray would give veterans and their spouses access to in vitro fertilization services through the Department of Veterans Affairs for …
Fri., June 22, 2012, 1:38 p.m.
Clinton: family planning key to sustainability
Hillary Rodham Clinton took a stand for women’s reproductive rights during the Rio+20 United Nations conference on Friday, saying “women must be empowered to make decisions on whether and when …
Thu., June 21, 2012
Doctor K: Hormones, sun may cause dark skin patches
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a woman in my late 20s, and I’ve developed dark patches of skin on my face. Why did this happen? What can I do about it?
Tue., June 19, 2012
When it comes to anemia, causes, symptoms are vast, varied
Anemia is a common condition and you may have heard of pregnant women, children or the elderly being anemic. When I was undergoing chemotherapy, I became anemic, too. This means …
Mon., June 18, 2012, 9:21 a.m.
A welcome let-up in health costs that may not last
Is it too good to be true? Health care spending has eased up recently, bringing a welcome respite for government and corporate budgets. But experts who track health care’s economic …