Katherine Hobson appears in the following:
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Stillbirth remains largely hidden from society, and the tragic loss of a fetus late in pregnancy remains far too common.
A collection of research published Monday in The Lancet pulls back the curtain on the often-ignored subject and gives a global snapshot of the countries making the most progress ...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The mammography debate heated up once again in April 2015, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft of its latest breast cancer screening recommendations.
Now, after the public had a chance to comment, the influential task force has finalized the advice, reiterating that women ages ...
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Forty years ago, the U.S. outlawed the sale of small turtles as pets because they harbor salmonella, a bacterium that causes a highly unpleasant and occasionally deadly illness in humans.
Now salmonella infections tied to the tiny critters are back, public health officials reported Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. From ...
Monday, December 21, 2015
My 3-year-old drinks milk, but not very much of it, and that could be a problem for her.
We live in the Northeast, where the sun's rays are weaker. And now that the days are shorter, my kid arrives at day care a few hours after sunrise and leaves when ...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Expert groups differ on when and how often women should have mammograms. So many groups now say that a woman in her 40s should talk to her doctor about the pros and cons of mammography as well as her individual risk in order to make the decision that's right for ...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
When I left my first mammogram appointment a few weeks ago, I felt fine.
Everything had gone smoothly, the technologist hadn't made a concerned face when she looked at the screen, and I was convinced I'd get the all-clear from my primary care doctor in a week or so.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
When my husband has a particularly tough workout (or workday), he comes home and says, "I have to roll."
He's talking about using a foam roller on body parts including the hips, quads and calves, using his own body weight to supply the force. You've probably seen people rolling in ...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Norovirus is a huge public health problem, sickening as many as 21 million people a year in the U.S. But for all the gastric distress it causes, there are still some basic, unanswered questions about the virus.
One biggie: When an ill person vomits, does norovirus become aerosolized? That ...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
When the patient showed up in the emergency department, he was hurting. He'd taken a nice long soak in a warm tub, and a few hours later his fingers swelled enough to trap his ring. Now that finger was painful and swollen. The ring needed to come off, since restricted ...
Monday, July 13, 2015
Some parents pick out a name for their child as soon as the pregnancy test turns positive. For others, the choice of a name is a game-time decision, taking minutes, hours or even a day or two after birth.
My own baby went unnamed for about 20 minutes as my ...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
What to do about the non-invasive breast lesions called ductal carcinoma in situ, or "stage zero" cancer, is one of the hottest debates in breast cancer care.
Because of more widespread screening, more and more women are being diagnosed with DCIS. The condition now makes up 20 percent of new ...
Friday, May 08, 2015
Most people think a miscarriage is rare, and many believe that if a woman loses a pregnancy that she brought it upon herself. Neither of those things is true, but the enduring beliefs cause great pain to women and their partners.
In fact, almost half of people who have experienced ...
Monday, April 20, 2015
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Before a couple commit time, money and emotion to the process of in vitro fertilization, they want to know one thing: What are our chances of having a baby?
Success rates vary dramatically by age. In 2013, for example, 40 percent of IVF cycles performed in women who were under ...
Monday, March 02, 2015
Some people — who are they? — have no problem fitting regular aerobic exercise into their lives. The rest of us want to know how much we have to exercise to see health benefits. Now we have some answers: You may want to go just a tad longer and harder ...