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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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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