Medical Imaging and Diagnostics

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers Must Reveal If They Have Doctors On Staff, Appeals Court Confirms

    New York City has been fighting a long-running battle with anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, and today that fight advanced forward another inch. The city wants those CPCs to disclose to their clients that they're not medical facilities, that they don't have doctors on staff, that they don't of ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    Give a hoot for David Sedaris

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Virginia Might Not Forcibly Wand Women's Vaginas

    And now for some good news and some bad news. The good news: Virginia might not forcibly wand women's vaginas after all. The bad news: Virginia had thought that forcibly wanding women's vaginas was a good idea in the first place. Let's rewind a bit. Last week, Slate reported on a bill passed by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Rick Santorum Opposes Prenatal Testing, Women

    ​Rick Santorum doesn't think that insurance companies should have to pay for a simple diagnostic test that determines whether a baby will be born sick or severely disabled. Santorum, who is so anti-abortion that he would make his own daughter carry a rape-baby to term, thinks that amniocente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2012

    Virginia Wants to Wand Your Vagina. Rightbloggers are Outraged (That You'd Complain)

    The week before last, some Catholic organizations were told they'd have to allow their insurance providers to offer (at their own cost) birth control to their employees. Rightbloggers were outraged at this violation of the Catholic orgs' civil rights. Last week, the Virginia legislature passed a bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg to Donate $250,000 to Planned Parenthood After Susan G. Komen Cuts

    ​This just in: Mike Bloomberg will match up to $250,000 in donations to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America so the group can continue breast screenings for poor women, according to an official mayoral tweet. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation slashed $680,000 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Smoking Pot Occasionally Won't Hurt Your Lungs, May Make You Better at Lung Tests

    According to a new paper released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, contrary to the beliefs of some, smoking pot is actually cool, healthwise, so long as you do it in moderation. Moderation means "one marijuana cigarette a week for 49 years, or one joint a day for 7 years." In eith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Pilates Ate a Breast Implant

    ​This is reason #137 that we don't quite trust Pilates. (Yes, we know, some swear by it, but when we work out, we want to do more than make those weird little flappy motions with our hands, and "make a corset with our ribs," not to mention, there's the distinct sense that we're doing it all wr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011


    Mel & El just wanna have fun

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Women Dying For Mammograms

    ​Audit: Women might die waiting for their mammograms City Controller John C. Liu said that hundreds of New York's women will face dangerous waits for mammograms, according to the Spanish-language daily. Liu's announcement is the result of an internal audit of nine Health and Hospitals Corpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    When The Check Comes...

    My least favorite moment on earth--even worse than getting the results of a colonoscopy--are when the check comes.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Kenrussell Salvador, Ultrasound Tech, Accused of Raping Patient

    ​A Staten Island sonogram operator is accused of raping a patient while she was under medication. The patient, 30, came to the Richmond University Medical Center on December 11 complaining of abdominal pains and was put on Dilaudid. She was alone with the ultrasound technician, Kenrussell Sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    What's The Worst of These Three Hells?

    ​*Jury duty... *An audit... *Or a colonoscopy? I'm guessing the worst of the three is jury duty. Only the biggest dummos with no lives to speak of relish the chance to be packed into a far-downtown room, where you spend several tense days trying to bullshit your way out of every trial. ("My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Q&A: Marisa Acocella Marchetto on Cancer Vixen, Her Fund, and FREE Mammograms This Friday

    ​ The Cancer Vixen herself. Photo by Jeremy Balderston. When graphic novelist Marisa Acocella Marchetto was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she didn't have health insurance. But she had supportive friends and doctors, a good strong will -- and a creative outlet that also helped get her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Biggest Drama Queen of All Time!

    You thought you were a drama queen when you got that notice that you were being audited, were being called for jury duty, or it was time for your monthly colonoscopy? Well, get a load of THIS little shrieker--caught on YouTube--when she finds out she's missed her flight connection. You haven't heard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    Gov. Paterson Undergoes Glaucoma Operation

    After releasing an early morning statement saying that Governor David Paterson had checked himself in to The Mount Sinai Medical Center for migraine-like symptoms, his office explained that Paterson is undergoing a procedure to treat acute glaucoma in his left eye. The governor, who turned 54 on ... More >>

  • People

    December 6, 2005

    A Hypochondriac's Dream

    Coming soon—a home cancer-screening device

  • People

    October 11, 2005


    Affordable health care and services for women

  • Columns

    August 16, 2005
  • Books

    February 1, 2005

    Out On A Limb

    Playing by its own strange rules, Judy Budnitz's latest collection turns mommy lit on its head

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Spin Doctor

    Grim Diagnosis for Times Science Scribe

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    A Cancer Grows in Brooklyn

    High Prostate Cancer Rates in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights

  • News

    October 17, 2000

    'Mujeres' Power

    Tackling Cultural Taboos About Breast Cancer

  • Books

    June 22, 1999