| Aug 16, 2011
| 5:13 PM
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African American women have higher rates of a type of breast cancer that isn't dependent for growth on the hormones estrogen or progesterone. They also have a higher rate of childbearing...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Combining her passion for art with a keenness for advantageous scientific research, Niles North High School senior Damiana Andonova has accomplished a great deal more …...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:41 PM
With a flag hanging outside her house, a crate of Girl Scout cookies in her living room and a dog named for Disney sensation Miley Cyrus at her feet, Laurie Thompson is about as American as it gets.
The same cannot be said for the 14-week-old twins in...
| Jan 13, 2011
18 year old Stephanie Harriman is like most young women--always on the go and sometimes stressed out.
"I think bad drivers are my pet peeve," Stephanie said while maneuvering through a Garland, TX parking lot. "I cannot stand it when they don't know...
| Jan 28, 2011
Karen Kuhlmann has fought breast cancer since she was diagnosed in July of 2009--she underwent traditional chemotherapy--and for a brief moment the future looked bright.
"I had my bilateral mastectomy," Karen said. "I had the reconstruction, everything...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:02 AM
Q: I'm just entering menopause and I'm starting to have more hot flashes. I'd rather not take hormones. What do you suggest?
A: A hot flash is a sensation of being hot and flushed. It may last a few seconds to a few minutes. The drop in female hormone...
| Mar 12, 2011
"Show me the 90-year-old you want to be," exhorts Linda Long to a group of women exploring the promise of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at her Synergy office in Chesapeake. "I don't have one."
Long and Rebecca Ryder, both board-certified...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 9:43 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study adds to evidence that skin patches offer a safer alternative to pills for women who want to treat their menopausal symptoms with hormones.
The study, of 54,000 women who used hormone replacement therapy (HRT),...
| Aug 6, 2011
Trace amounts of sex hormones, prescription drugs, flame retardants and herbicides are being detected in treated drinking water pumped to more than 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
In the latest round of testing prompted by a 2008 Tribune...