| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An increasing number of younger women in the United States are delaying their first Pap test for cervical cancer until after they reach 21, reflecting new U.S. guidelines, health officials said on Thursday.
But 60 percent of U.S....
| Apr 9, 2013
With (the president) promising that every American will be covered by health insurance, it's fair to ask if you and I should be required to pay for fools who put themselves in the hospital by taking stupid chances.
Like motorcycle riders who suffer...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
| Dec 9, 2011
The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision this week to overrule the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and refuse to authorize girls under age 17 to have over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive pill known as...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 8:15 AM
If a girl 16 or younger has had vaginal intercourse, she's been raped ("Plan B is overruled," Dec. 9). Few states allow marriage or consensual sex under the age of 17. Do we really want such a girl, afraid that she may become pregnant, to take her...
| Dec 28, 2011
American babies are most likely to be born in August and on Tuesdays, least likely in November and on Sundays. A female is born with 1 million eggs, but only about 300 of the hardiest make it to the final gate, ovulation. About 6,000 women reach menopause...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Remember that awkward silence that fell across the nation back in '94 when Bill Clinton's surgeon general used the M-word?
Jocelyn Elders, speaking at an AIDS conference at the U.N. about reducing the risk of sexually transmitted disease, said that...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their 3rd annual County Health Rankings on Tuesday morning.
In Virginia, out of 131 localities ranked, three in the region landed in the top 10:...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Is York County the Peninsula's healthiest county? Out of 131 Virginia communities ranked on a report card of local health, three in the region ranked in the top 10: York County (5), James City County (7) and Mathews (10); Hampton came in the middle of the...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Rape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. Of every 100 rapes nationwide, 46 are reported, 12 lead to arrests and three result in prison sentences.
To improve those odds, advocates are encouraging more nurses to receive the training to give a...