October 15, 2001 |
There's something almost comforting about A.R. Gurney's plays. So civilized and focused, they seem to discourage the world outside from intruding on their sentimental space. His small universe has rarely strayed from upstate New York, where his reflections on family, society and growing up have led to several popular works, including "Love Letters," 'The Cocktail Hour" and "The Dining Room." No surprise, then, that "Ancestral Voices" is true to that dewy tradition. The 1998 piece settled into the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Saturday night, providing a relaxed entertainment that built on Gurney's eye as a chronicler and a talented veteran cast under Gordon Hunt's direction.
April 26, 2001 |
A unit of Lake Forest-based Cooper Cos. has acquired the gynecology business unit of MedAmicus Inc. for $4.7 million, the companies said Wednesday. The acquisition by CooperSurgical Inc. is expected to add to Cooper's earnings per share at the end of 12 months. Cooper's shares rose $1.35 to $44.05 on the New York Stock Exchange, while MedAmicus stock was off 10 cents a share, closing at $5.15 in Nasdaq trading.
July 17, 2000 |
For years, gynecologists have been quietly telling their patients who take birth control pills that they can avoid menstruating while on their honeymoon or on vacation simply by skipping the seven placebo pills and starting right in on the next packet. Now, however, some women are going far beyond this onetime, "special occasion" skipping of a period and opting to have just three or four periods a year. Still others are stopping menstruation altogether.
June 21, 1999 |
For Michele Green, the blood loss was intolerable. The Wantagh, N.Y., woman found that one menstrual cycle seemed to continue into the next, unabated. She was anemic and grew weak. How to cope with what certainly could result in a hysterectomy posed a dilemma, because Green, 47, like many women who experience troublesome fibroids, wanted to avoid the surgery and its debilitating aftermath.
May 3, 1999 |
For women, the annual visit to the gynecologist has long been considered essential to good health. But many women are forgoing their annual checkups or, when they do get to the doctor, are not receiving basic preventive care recommended by medical experts. A new national survey has found that among women who visited their gynecologist during the last two years, a startling 94% do not receive all the tests and counseling recommended for their age group.
March 20, 1998 |
After getting a favorable signal from Gov. Pete Wilson, the state Senate on Thursday approved a managed care reform bill that would give more women direct access to obstetricians and gynecologists. The bill, virtually identical to one Wilson vetoed last summer, was passed on a bipartisan 30-3 vote and moves to the Assembly. The lower chamber is expected to send it to Wilson in the next week or so. Wilson's spokeswoman said the governor "favors the concept" of the bill by Assemblywoman Susan A.