Screening Tests During Pregnancy

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There are a variety of prenatal screening tests that are available for women who are pregnant.  The number, types and frequency of testing are determined on a cases by case basis, taking into consideration risk factors, maternal age, medical history, etc.  The first trimester prenatal screening tests involve a combination of a fetal ultrasound and … Read More

Vegetable Compound Shows Promise in Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Approximately 15% to 20% of women with breast cancer have a form that is often referred to as “Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”  This name is used because women with this form of breast cancer do not have any of the three receptors (Estrogen Receptors, Progesterone Receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2)) that characterize … Read More

Women’s Misconceptions About Their Own Fertility

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According the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, infertility affects near 12% of reproductive-age women in the United States.  Part of this number is due to a cultural trend of women delaying childbearing.  In fact, one in five women in the United States now has her first child after age 35.  This is an eightfold … Read More

Osteoporosis and Your Weight

If you are at a healthy weight (Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9), and maintain this healthy weight over time, it can dramatically decrease your risks for developing a number of serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast cancer.  People who are genetically blessed with a … Read More

The Affect of BMI on Women’s Health

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BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure of body fat based on your height and weight and has an important affect on women’s health.  The range for BMI is as follows: Underweight = less than 18.5 Normal Weight = 18.5 – 24.9 Overweight = 25-29.9 Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater. The goal is … Read More

The Affect Of Your Age on Your Fertility

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If you are a women in your late thirties or early forties and have delayed starting your family due to your career or the fact that you found your soul mate later in life, you are not alone.  Many women in the United States and around the world are waiting until they are older to … Read More

Healthy Habits For A Healthy New Year

It is almost time to ring in another new year.  Before you know it, we will be toasting 2102 and singing Auld Lang Syne once again.  So now is a good time to reflect upon the past and consider how well we did at keeping our New Year’s resolutions from last year.  How is your … Read More