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Modern Contraception Options

Hormonal Contraception: A Brief History and Modern Options The Last 50 Years of Hormonal Contraception in America The first birth control pill was introduced in the United States in 1960, [...]

Morning After Pill or Plan B May Not Be So Readily Available

The latest news on Plan B is that some teens may have trouble getting this pill,  but in London they can have it delivered to their homes,  and in Pennsylvania it is [...]

Birth Control For Men…Finally!!!

      On the horizon, effective and painless birth control options for men are emerging. Could this be true after all the years of hassles…and pills…and side effects that [...]

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare!

By Paul West, Washington BureauJune 29, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s surprise healthcare ruling was a lift for President Obama, preventing what would have been an embarrassing setback in an [...]

Pfizer to Drop Breast, Colon Health Claims on OTC Supplements

Centrum Dietary Supplements Agreement Letter Company Will Drop Breast, Colon Health Claims on Centrum Dietary Supplements July 5, 2012 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare will remove claims related to breast and colon [...]

Make Up Your Mind! Hormones are Safe Again?

Danish researchers just completed a 16 year study  confirming earlier reports that hormone therapy taken soon after  the last menstrual cycle can protect women from heart disease.   The study [...]

IUDS Not “The Pill” Best Option for Teens and Young Women

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, IUDS or under-skin implants are 20 times more likely to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Though the pills, patches and [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Looks at The Younger Woman

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate, is encouraging women under 40 to take control of theirbreast health during National Breast Cancer [...]

Breast Cancer Gene May Help In Predicting Risk of Family Members

A Polish study suggests that mutations in the CHEK2 gene signal a 34% increase in breast cancer risk if the patient’s family had a history of diagnosed breast cancer. The [...]

Ablation not Hysterectomy

Your Doctor Suggests an Ablation…What Does That Mean? There are over 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the United States each year.  Some hysterectomies are elective and some emergent, some abdominal and [...]