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While the future of a health care overhaul is now uncertain in the hands of the U.S. Senate, one thing is certain: Conservatives want to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.

Caitlin Layton's nerves kept her from seeing a fertility doctor over the years, but when she did, it turned into one of the best decisions she ever made.

Not so long ago, nutrition experts cautioned people to avoid nuts, as they were considered a "fatty" food. During the "fat-free" era of the 1980s, people across the country shunned fat - no matter its source. Now, health researchers have come full circle, understanding the type of fat is far…

Question: My 41 year-old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage. She opted for a bilateral mastectomy and chemotherapy. There was some lymph node involvement. Her doctor is now trying to talk her into five years of Tamoxifen. I worry about the side effects like cataracts…

CHICAGO - A world without "the pill" is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course, prevent pregnancy. They might be surprised to learn that U.S. officials announcing approval of the world's first oral contraceptive were uncomfortable.

Just a warning for men about laptops and infertility: A Chicago fertility expert warns that along with wearing briefs and soaking in the hot tub, laptop use may diminish sperm count.

The care of women with diabetes during pregnancy is one health challenge facing our country that needs to be understood. Dr. Lois Jovanovic, of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif., says 1 in every 10 pregnant women will be affected by diabetes - a condition of abn…