July 19, 2010 |
In vitro fertilization treatment can be emotionally grueling and prohibitively expensive, and some people decide they can't — they absolutely can't — go through it again. If only there was a way to accurately predict the chance that such treatments would lead to a real-life bundle of crying, needy, with-you-for-18-years-minimum joy. Stanford University researchers say they've done it, at least for women who've already had one round of IVF. In research published online Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they explain their model for predicting the odds that a live birth will result from IVF treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1996
Friendly Hills Health Care Foundation's second annual Mothers, Daughters and Friends women's health seminar is planned for May 4. Workshops will cover a variety of topics ranging from nutrition to family communication. The free public event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Albert Barnett Center for Education and Research, 501 S. Idaho St. Information and reservations: (310) 905-3075.
May 28, 1987
"Women, Health and Aging: Implications for Practitioners" is the theme of two daylong seminars that will be presented June 19 and 20 at the UCLA School of Social Welfare. The sessions, designed primarily for health and social-service professionals who work in gerontology, are scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 200 of Dodd Hall. If registration is done before June 8, the fee for both seminars is $100 or $60 for one; after June 8, the fee is $110 for both days or $65 for one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1991
In response to Column One, "Women's New Push for Health" (April 30): The Times point that "most insurers have a policy of not covering new treatments" is right on target. To address that point, I have introduced a measure in the Assembly that would force the state to evaluate such "experimental" procedures or therapies. When health insurance coverage is purchased, procedures covered are vague. It is not until a specific illness occurs, whether it be life-threatening or not, that questions will arise as to exactly what is or is not covered.
June 24, 1993
Senior Health and Peer Counseling, the Santa Monica-based service agency, is participating in a program funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control to bring free breast and cervical screening and follow-up to women older than 50. The program targets low-income, uninsured women. Holly Nuckols, director of health services at the agency, said her initial goal is to reach 500 women. "The program is not going to sell itself," she said.
December 2, 2009 |
Has feminism been replaced by the pink-ribbon breast cancer cult? When the House passed the Stupak amendment, which would take away abortion rights from women who get any government help purchasing insurance, the female response ranged from muted to inaudible. Soon after, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that regular screening mammography not start until age 50, all hell broke loose. Sheryl Crowe, Whoopi Goldberg and Olivia Newton-John raised their voices in protest; a few dozen non-boldface women picketed the Department of Health and Human Services.