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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