| Sep 2, 2008
| 1:39 PM
Laurie Davis is a photogenic calendar girl for '09 -- but not by choice.
A diagnosis of breast cancer on March 4 catapulted her into a special sisterhood called Beyond Boobs!, a local support group for young women diagnosed with breast cancer before...
| Oct 6, 2008
| 12:22 PM
Medical private practice in Los Angeles has some unique features. We Angelenos fear the occasional earthquake, drought and fire, along with the more frequent wrinkles, subcutaneous fat and less than perfect health. Since we cant do much about the earths...
| Oct 15, 2008
As Darby Steadman steps out of her champagne Volvo station wagon, the valet parking attendants at the Johns Hopkins garage warmly welcome one of their regulars. She'll make the 30-minute trip from her Severna Park home every day this week and more than...
| Jul 7, 2008
At the Whole Foods Market in El Segundo, two women stand scanning a refrigerator case filled with packages of gluten-free food -- carrot cake, rice flour bread, scones, ginger cookies, pecan pie and chocolate chip muffins.
Judy Beckett, a retired...
| Jan 11, 2008
Scientists reported Thursday that for the first time they have made human embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos, a development that the government's top stem cell official said would make the controversial research eligible for federal funding....
| Mar 23, 2009
Radio talk show host Don Imus has plenty of company in his recent prostate cancer diagnosis: The disease strikes 1 in 6 American men.
You'd think early screening would be a key preventive tool, but two large studies, published in the New England...
| Nov 17, 2009
| 7:14 AM
NEW YORK - Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday.
It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position.
| Nov 17, 2009
A government panel's recommendation Monday that women under the age of 50 do not need regular mammograms set off a furious debate about the importance of the routine screening tool, leaving many women confused about how best to protect their health.
| Nov 23, 2009
It's such an appealing idea -- catch breast cancer early, treat accordingly and your patients will live.
So perhaps it's no wonder the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- a panel of primary care physicians -- caught major flak when it revised its...
| Nov 21, 2009
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
In 1984, Japan began screening the urine of 6-month-old infants for neuroblastoma, the most common type of solid tumor in young children. The test was simple and could show signs of cancer long before clinical...
| Nov 30, 2009
So much has changed since radiologist Melinda "Lindy" Dunn became the director of the Women's Imaging Pavilion at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in 1998. Since then the technologies allowing for earlier and more accurate detection of...