When You’re Told You’re Too Fat to Get Pregnant Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Does it make sense, medically or ethically, when fertility clinics refuse to treat prospective mothers they consider too large? Gina Balzano and her son in Waltham, Mass. Credit Credit Elinor Carucci for The New York Times Supported by ByVirginia Sole-Smith June 18, 2019 The first time a doctor told Gina Balzano that she was too fat to have a baby was in 2013. She was 32, weighed 317 pounds and had been trying to get pregnant since soon after she and her husband, Nick, married in 2010. Balzano — whom I have known since high school — lives in Waltham, Mass., and works in special education. She’s the kind of person whom others often go to with their problems, but her own predicament, after three years of negative pregnancy tests, had left her feeling overwhelmed. “I’ve always had … [Read more...] about When You’re Told You’re Too Fat to Get Pregnant
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Their shoulders and backs and knees were giving out. Pills and steroid injections hadn’t eased their pain. They were scared of surgery. So, one afternoon last October, two dozen men and women, many of them white-haired, some leaning on canes, shuffled into a meeting room at Robson Ranch, a luxury retirement community in Denton, Texas. Sipping iced tea and clutching brochures that promised a pain-free tomorrow, they checked off their ailments on a questionnaire.They were there to see a presentation by Dr. David Greene, who was introduced as a “retired orthopedic surgeon.” Atlas Medical Center, a local clinic that specializes in pain treatment, hosted the event. Greene, a short, trim man with his hair slicked up, ignored the stage and microphone and stood close to his audience. After warming up the crowd with a joke about his inept golf skills, Greene launched into his sales pitch. A tiny vial no larger than the palm of his hand, he told the group, contains roughly 10 … [Read more...] about The birth-tissue profiteers
Getty ImagesGeorge Mattei Melinda Nicols, now 40, had a Mirena IUD inserted in 2007, and didn’t realize it had migrated to her abdomen until 11 years later, after she started experiencing pain in her back.Doctors say that while it is possible for an IUD to move out of place, it is very rare.An IUD that has moved can cause little to no symptoms. Following up with your doctor after the initial insertion can help ensure your IUD stays in the right location.You’re probably aware that IUDs, like all forms of birth control, come with a risk of complications. In the case of an IUD, that can be as minor as it falling out or as severe as it puncturing your uterus. Unfortunately for one woman, her IUD managed to puncture through her uterus and migrate into her abdominal cavity… where it stayed undetected for nearly 11 years, the New York Post reports.Melinda Nichols got a Mirena IUD in 2007 and saw her doctor for a follow-up visit a few weeks later, where she was given a … [Read more...] about This Woman’s IUD Was in Her Abdomen for 11 Years: How Often Does This Happen?
Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer Updated 12:10 pm PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Maggie Hill, 67, watches Charity play in Madison, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Hill adopted the 10-year-old girl about five years ago. Hill's son had been raising her but lost custody during his ongoing struggle with drug addiction, Hill said. less Maggie Hill, 67, watches Charity play in Madison, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Hill adopted the 10-year-old girl about five years ago. Hill's son had been raising her but lost custody during his ongoing ... more Photo: Tyler Evert, AP Photo: Tyler Evert, AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 Maggie Hill, 67, watches Charity play in Madison, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Hill adopted the 10-year-old girl about five years ago. … [Read more...] about To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia
The reason there wasn't a post yesterday is simple. The night before, I was feeling a bit under the weather. As a result, I went to bed early, neglecting my blogly responsibilities. As I result, I missed the release of a whopper of a study that normally would have been all over like...well...choose your metaphor. On the other hand, the one day delay isn't necessarily all bad because it lets me see the reaction of cranks to this study, the better to apply some not-so-Respectful Insolence to it. The crankiest of these cranks, of course, is Mike Adams, a grifter deep in the thrall of any form of pseudoscience that he can sell to burnish his brand and keep the rubes buying and who knows how to whip his minions into a fine frothy head of anti-pharma conspiracy mongering. In actuality, though, I was a little bit disappointed, as Adams was almost restrained, at least by his usual crazed standards: A CDC-funded medical study being published by the medical journal Vaccine has confirmed a … [Read more...] about Does the flu vaccine cause miscarriages?