Katherine Streeter for NPR Katherine Streeter for NPR It’s long been known that hormonal contraception, like any medicine, carries some risks. But doctors and women have hoped that the newer generations of low-dose contraceptive pills, IUDs and implants eliminated the breast cancer risk of earlier, higher-dose formulations. Now a big […]

“Mrs. Kelly, can you come back in?” the doctor’s assistant asked. “There’s an irregular reading in your blood work. You might have diabetes.” I was 38 years old and although overweight, had no known health problems. Diabetes didn’t run in my family. I didn’t eat a lot of junk food, […]

Calgary’s Decidedly Jazz Danceworks dancers rehearse for their new show, Velocity. Gavin Young / Postmedia In the new Decidedly Jazz Danceworks production Velocity, dancers will play giant bass strings that have been strewn across the stage. They will engage in a “sensual” battle where they use their cymbals as shields. […]

HOUSTON – Breast augmentation has taken over liposuction as the most requested plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Now, a new generation of state-of-the-art implants in revolutionizing the field, giving women greater control over their desired look. After the birth of her second child, Audrey Villafranco was ready for […]

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re in the bathroom, sitting and waiting for the longest three minutes of your life to pass. You’ve just taken a pregnancy test. Why? Because you’ve missed your period, you’re nauseous, your boobs feel like you’ve been smacking ‘em around all night, and you’re […]