PRE-NATAL GENETIC TESTING

Two to three percent of babies have some type of birth defect. Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality to cause mental retardation. Genetic screening and diagnostic tests can help you find out if your baby is at risk. Genetic Screening There are two types of prenatal testing used to detect chromosomal abnormalities: screening […]

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On May 3rd, 2013, posted in: News by

BREAST AWARENESS AND SELF EXAM

Early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves potentially thousands of lives each year by improving the chance of a cure, says Ob/Gyn Eumena M. Divino, MD, FACOG. The American Cancer Society believes there is enough compelling data to indicate that breast self exam is effective in helping women stay aware of any changes […]

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On May 3rd, 2013, posted in: News by

Choosing A Birth Control Option

Hate the idea of hormones? Want more spontaneity with sex? Would you like to have children, but not now? Are you a mother who has decided her family is large enough? “Each woman’s contraceptive needs are unique,” says ob/gyn Steven C. Goldberg, M.D., FACOG, “and options can vary. For example, someone who is healthy and […]

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On January 17th, 2013, posted in: News by

New Year — New Attitude!

Do you have a positive attitude? Do others think you do? Staying positive can be challenging, especially when life is out of balance at home or at work. Sometimes it takes a consistent effort to stay upbeat when you are struggling with difficult situations. According to Frank Paluzzi, MA, LPC, a licensed professional counselor at […]

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On January 17th, 2013, posted in: News by

GESTATIONAL DIABETES: Are You + Your Baby at Risk?

During pregnancy – usually around the 24th week – many women develop gestational diabetes. The American Diabetes Association estimates that gestational diabetes affects 18% of pregnancies. “A diagnosis of gestational diabetes doesn’t mean you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth,” says board-certified ob/ gyn Steven R. Berkman, […]

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On December 6th, 2012, posted in: News by

Bone Up On Healthy Bones

“When you think about staying healthy, you may think about making lifestyle changes to prevent conditions like cancer or heart disease. Keeping bones healthy may not be at the top of your list but it should be”, says ob/gyn Eumena M. Divino, MD, FACOG, and here’s why … Roughly 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and […]

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On December 6th, 2012, posted in: News by

Endometriosis: There’s No Need To Live In Pain

Endometriosis is a gynecological medical condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus appear and flourish outside the uterine cavity, most commonly on the ovaries. Its main, but not universal symptom is severe recurring pelvic pain. The pain can be mild to severe cramping on both sides of the pelvis, radiating to the […]

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On December 6th, 2012, posted in: News by

Promoting Breast health Through Early Detection – The statistics still Startle:

• Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among American women. • Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of death among women. • Breast cancer accounts for 1 of every 3 cancer diagnosis in the U.S. • About 200,000 women will be diagnosed with […]

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On November 20th, 2012, posted in: News by

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

“The extra volume of blood produced during pregnancy is essential to support you and your baby,” says ob/gyn Steven R. Berkman, M.D., FACOG, FACS. “However, it puts extra pressure on your blood vessels, especially the veins in your legs, which have to work against gravity to push all that extra blood back up to your […]

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On November 20th, 2012, posted in: News by

Menopause…A New Chapter in Life

Menopause is defined as the final menstrual period, after missing periods for 12 consecutive months (perimenopause).  Menopause is associated with reduced functioning of the ovaries, resulting in lower levels of estrogen and other hormones. It marks the permanent end of fertility and occurs, on average, at age 51. The perimenopausal period is quite variable and […]

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