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Some say it’s the hardest thing they have ever had to hear, but for Shelley Crenshaw, three-time breast cancer survivor, it was a blessing.
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country
Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication
Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle
Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found
Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say
May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests
Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says
Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds
Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests
Ask experts about what to expect when trying to get pregnant after age 35 on Tuesday, September 30 from noon to 1 p.m.
For many of us, the long, cold winter challenged our ability to maintain our fitness goals. With warmer weather now upon us, it's time to start thinking about sleeveless shirts, shorts and teeny bikinis.
Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study
Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight
Researchers cite need for safe sex practices
Get doctor's approval before starting a diet
Be careful of trick-or-treaters
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds
Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country
Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found
Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report
Make sure the infant really doesn't want to eat instead
Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say
Patients who get treatment are as satisfied with lovemaking as those who don't
Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say