Mon. Jan 30th, 2023

Category: Breasts

Costochondritis and Breast Pain

After writing a previous article on breast pain, I came across several postings on a women’s health message board about costochondritis as a possible cause of breast pain. Costochondritis is…

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

The final article in our series on breast surgery covers the breast lift—known technically as mastopexy—a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As a woman ages, her skin…

Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Introductory Note: As always, the information given here is for general informational purposes only. All women about to undergo treatment for breast cancer should consult their health care team about…

Breast Reduction Surgery

Although many women desire bigger breasts, there is also a significant number of women whose large breasts cause them both physical and psychological harm. According to the American Society of…

Growing Your Own New Breast Tissue

Women desiring either reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or breast enlargement without implants may some day be able to grow their own new breast tissue. Researchers working in the field…

Regular Mammograms Save Lives

Organized mammographic screening reduces the number of breast cancer deaths by 63%, according to a study presented by Robert A. Smith, Ph. D. Smith, director of cancer screening for the…

Exploring Early Puberty

Last month’s article looked at the scientific method at work in two cases, one of which questioned the methodology of a 1997 study concluding that girls are going through puberty…

The Scientific Method at Work

In the last article we looked at how the scientific method works, with researchers constantly checking and rechecking each other’s work. Two news stories from February 2001 illustrate how this…