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Thinking about having a baby? Here’s the latest on fertility, pregnancy and prenatal testing

Pregnancy testing

Pregnancy testing Thanks to over-the-counter home testing, a woman can find out if she’s pregnant even before she’s missed her first period. Whether you pee on a stick, a strip or into a container, home pregnancy tests all work about the same way. They check the urine for HCG, a hormone that is released during […]

Her childhood was plagued by ear infections. The diagnosis was a rare genetic disorder called Turner syndrome

Brooke Caron, Turner syndrome

As a little girl, Brooke Caron had one ear infection after another. Ear tubes were a mainstay of her childhood. All those infections led to a condition called cholesteatoma, which is a type of cyst in the middle ear. They also affected her hearing. Surgery corrected the problem for the most part, but not until she […]