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Ozone Air Pollution Could Harm Women's Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone could also affect women's ability to conceive.

Confessions Of A Fertility Doctor

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Ever wonder why someone would work with eggs and sperm for a living? Or what funny things happen at the fertility clinic? Five reproductive endocrinologists reveal their behind-the-scenes stories.

Fertility Options For Cancer Patients Are Expanding

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Kristy Montemayor, 36, sits with her husband, Gino, 46, in the living room of their residence in Alamo Ranch, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Montemayor preserved her eggs before fighting cancer. Now she is cancer-free and six months pregnant.

New Fertility Procedure To Help Hopeful Parents

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 27, 2015

The FDA has cleared new technology to help in vitro fertilization, or IVF, patients by using time-lapse technology that identifies embryos with the highest likelihood to survive. The Fertility Center of San Antonio is the only center of its kind in Texas and the southern part of the country using this new technology.

Join The March To Help Raise Awareness About Endometriosis

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 27, 2015

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and Chandelis Duster and Dr. Marlene Dookhan, OB/GYN and Laparoscopic Surgeon, stopped by the studio to talk about diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment for Endometriosis, as well as the support group Yellow HOPE. Chandelis, Virginia Precinct Manager for Worldwide Endometriosis March and Co-Founder of Yellow HOPE, shared her story after being diagnosed with the disease.

The Consequences of Failed Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 26, 2015

The mental health impact of failed fertility treatment has been explored in a recent study. Dr. Sofia Gameiro of Cardiff University, UK, and her team explored the factors that may affect women’s mental health more than a decade after unsuccessful fertility treatment.

East Meets West: Treating Infertility With Acupuncture And Modern Medicine

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 24, 2015

The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture is fast-becoming an accepted supplement to modern-day assisted reproductive technology that helps infertile couples become parents.“More doctors are open to referring patients to complementary medicine for their reproductive health as well as for their emotional well-being,” says Mimi Baker, a licensed acupuncturist in Princeton, New Jersey, who practices traditional Chinese medicine and works in conjunction with fertility experts.

Mother’s Smoking May Affect Girls’ Lifetime Reproductive Health

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 24, 2015

Girls whose mothers smoked while pregnant entered puberty at a younger age in a new Australian study. Since early menstruation is linked to higher risk of uterine, endometrial and breast cancers later in life, the researchers say that maternal smoking could set up daughters for health problems even before they’re born.

An Unspoken Peril For Our Injured Troops: Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 23, 2015

A 2008 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that 15 percent of soldiers deployed in Iraq suffered an injury that involved loss of consciousness, a figure that extrapolates out to 480,000 affected Iraq veterans. Such injuries, often from roadside bombs or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), can cause a kind of injury often left un-discussed: Infertility.

Can A High Protein, Low-Carb Diet Increase Fertility In Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 23, 2015

Jenna Birch, reporting on Shape magazine’s Website, describes an intriguing new study raising hopes that someday women might be able to increase their chances of getting pregnant by changing their diets.For the study, Australian researchers put 858 mice on one of 25 diets involving various levels of proteins, carbohydrates, fat and calories.

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