CHICAGO | Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Catholic health care systems.
CHICAGO (AP) — One of the world's most glamorous women had an operation that once was terribly disfiguring — removal of both breasts. But new approaches are dramatically changing breast surgeries, whether to treat cancer or to prevent it as Angelina Jolie just chose to do. As Jolie said, "th…
The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it
Will little Sophia and Jacob morph into baby Christian and Anastasia about nine months from now?
While it's impossible to declare a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' baby boomlet, some moms and moms-to-be attribute their pregnancies to sex inspired by the erotic trilogy that went mainstream early this year.
Women are in greater danger of heart disease now than ever. Experts give women advice on how to minimize their risks.
Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. New guidelines out this month for cervical cancer screening have experts at odds over some things, but they are united in the view that the common practice of getting a Pap test every year is too often and probably doing more harm than good.
A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 66-32 Wednesday to prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and to cut off state-administered federal funds for Planned Parenthood.
Families are opening up their lives to Hopkins researchers seeking the causes of autism, even before birth
When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper.
Women who take bisphosphontes, drugs used to treat osteoporosis, for five or more years may be 2.5 times more likely to suffer from femur fracture, but researcher say the benefits of the drugs outweigh the risks.
CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce and Franciscan St. Anthony Health will present a free women's luncheon - Listen, Up Ladies: The Importance of Preventative Screening - Feb. 9 at Sand Creek Country Club.
So, here I was planning my red ensemble and getting out my Go Red pin for this week's Crown Point Goes Red luncheon and along came all this snow.
VALPARAISO | More women are dying every year from heart disease than all types of cancer combined, Dr. Kathy Magliato told a crowd gathered Friday at Valparaiso University.
A type of diabetes that strikes during pregnancy may disappear at birth, but it remains a big red flag for moms' future health — one that too many seem to be missing.
CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the free women's luncheon Listen, Up Ladies: The Importance of Preventative Screening sponsored by Saint Anthony Memorial at 12 noon on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Sand Creek Country Club.
CHICAGO (AP) — Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children.
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