Uterine Fibroids and Heavy Periods

What causes uterine fibroids, and why do they (sometimes) cause unusually heavy bleeding? — Kristin Estabrook from Boston [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Short Take Uterine fibroids, known medically as leiomyomas, are benign growths of uterine muscle. Genetics, race, hormones and previous pregnancies can all have a role in creating…

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Well, This Is Clearly Wrong

The summer day camp at our local Y.M.C.A. is in session. Recently, I saw a teenage counselor lead a line of preschool boys into the locker room to change for their swim lesson. They were like an adorable row of ducklings! Then I saw an older man — a friendly looking, grandfatherly type — take…

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36 Hours in Atlantic City

Atlantic City’s boom-and-bust cycle has been in motion for decades now, with new casinos and restaurants sowing high hopes for revitalization, followed by mass closings, and then the whole thing happening on repeat. The key to enjoying this seaside New Jersey city, where the beach is often a secondary consideration, is to revisit old favorites…

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