Kelly Koshuta, a basketball star at James Madison High School, Vienna, Va., had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament injured in 2012.
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April 28, 2014 A leading group of pediatricians says specialized exercises can help young athletes protect their anterior cruciate ligaments. After puberty, female athletes are especially vulnerable to ACL tears.
The number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome is rising in Tennessee, and lawmakers want to try a punitive approach.
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April 21, 2014 The proposal awaiting the governor's signature has bipartisan support, despite doctors' opposition. Critics say it could deter expectant mothers from seeking help, or even encourage more abortions.
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Chemist Facundo Fernandez of the Georgia Institute of Technology tested morning-after pills collected from 15 different pharmacies in Lima, Peru.
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April 18, 2014 Researchers tested samples of emergency contraceptives from pharmacies across Peru's capital city. More than a quarter of the pills wouldn't have worked or contained the wrong drug.
Women make up nearly two-thirds of the people in the U.S. diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
April 14, 2014 Scientists have figured out one reason women might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's: A risk gene doubles women's chances of getting the disease but has minimal effect on men.
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April 13, 2014 "I went after my recovery like I did my drugs and found I was able to accomplish anything I truly wanted," says Daney Hill, who now works with addicted and imprisoned mothers.
TV host Samantha Harris says she will have a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. But the surgery doesn't eliminate cancer risk.
April 9, 2014 More and more women are deciding to have double mastectomies when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. TV host Samantha Harris is just the latest. But it's not the right choice for everyone.
A sudden, severe headache or dizziness could be a migraine, but along with with slurred speech or facial drooping, might also be a sign of stroke.
April 5, 2014 About 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke diagnosis had visited the ER weeks earlier with complaints of headaches and dizziness that doctors mistakenly thought benign.
Models Sabine Jemelijanova and Rosie OBrien promote The Sun's Check 'em Tuesday campaign, aimed at boosting breast self-exams.
April 2, 2014 A risque campaign that aims to boost self-exams for breast cancer has reignited a debate about whether they prevent cancer deaths. One doctor says it's time to change how women look for lumps.
April 1, 2014 Mammograms can prevent breast cancer deaths, but each woman's benefit or harm will vary based on her age and underlying cancer risks, a study finds. More individualized advice would help.
Proponents of water birth say it's easier on the mother and more peaceful for the baby.
March 23, 2014 Women can give birth in water at a growing number of hospitals, but the nation's pediatricians and obstetricians say there's not enough proof that it's safe. Midwives say it's fine for many women.
Researchers found that the more active a woman is, the better her odds of avoiding breast cancer.
March 20, 2014 Evidence has long suggested that exercise may help prevent breast cancer. After looking at cancer risk in 4 million women, French researchers concluded any type of exercise is beneficial.
March 16, 2014 I feel no shame when I say I'm a recovering addict. The battle has made me a warrior. As someone lucky to have survived, I want to tell others not to give up.
Have daunting to-do lists contributed to the rise in ADHD drug prescriptions?
March 14, 2014 Teenage boys are still the primary users of stimulant medications to treat ADHD, but increased use by adults, particularly young women, has fueled a 36 percent rise in prescriptions in five years.
What is it about bars that brings out bad behavior?
March 7, 2014 The study finding that men who prey on women in bars don't have to be drunk to behave badly really hit a nerve. So did the notion that if women drink, they're more likely to be targeted.
We used to think they behaved badly because they were drunk. Now we know they were just behaving badly.
March 3, 2014 When men force unwanted sexual attention on women in bars, the problem isn't that the guy is drunk. Instead, a study finds, men target women who have been drinking and may be seen as more vulnerable.
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