Breast Cancer in Young Women Requires Different Treatment

Breast cancer doesn’t occur often in younger women. Of the more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2015, only about 11 percent will involve women younger than 45. Young breast cancer patients have special concerns. Their cancers tend to be more advanced, more aggressive, more likely … Read More

Limit Your Infertility Risk After Breast Cancer

Young women battling breast cancer have their whole lives ahead of them. That includes motherhood for some. Chemotherapy is the standard treatment for early stage breast cancer. Ovarian failure, or the development of early menopause, is a common long-term side effect of chemotherapy.  The ovaries no longer produce eggs that leads to conceiving a child. Research … Read More

How Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help

If you are receiving fertility treatments or concerned about your ability to get pregnant, consider including a natural, complementary practice thousands of years old: acupuncture. From an Eastern perspective, acupuncture helps your body get back to a balanced state to prepare for conception. From a Western perspective, we don’t know why it works, but we … Read More

What You Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35 (Video)

If you are 35 or older and concerned about risks associated with pregnancy, experts say there are various factors to consider besides your age. Although many studies report increased risks in pregnancies in women over the age 35, Dr. Perni says, there’s nothing magic about the number 35, says OB/GYN Uma Perni, MD. “Some risks … Read More

Top 10 Women’s Health Advances and What They Mean for You

Women’s health news continues to dominate, inform, and affect our lives and imaginations. Below, I highlight some of the most influential advances in women’s health of this past year. Some involve new treatments or ways to approach therapy that can help many women, particularly after menopause. 1. Hormone therapy after age 65 – A new look … Read More

Sperm Banks Increase Your Fertility Options

Infertile couples put a lot of pressure on themselves to make a baby, especially as the months roll by. You have little time or patience for life’s unanticipated events. Your health or travels may interfere with your ability to conceive, but, fortunately, you have options. For men, banking sperm can be a viable alternative. A … Read More

Male Infertility: Helping You Sort Fact From Fiction

There’s ample information — as well as misinformation — out there about the causes of male infertility, or the inability to father a child. Let’s take a look at the most common suspects and see what’s truth and what’s myth. Dangers of heat The testicles are generally slightly cooler than the abdomen because they are outside the … Read More

Assess Your Options When Facing Pregnancy Loss

With some pregnancies, everything is fine — until suddenly it isn’t. You hear, “You’ve lost the baby.” And, just like that, you become one of 6.7 million women who are diagnosed annually with subfertility – impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. It may be old-fashioned, but many couples pursue a … Read More

Treating Infertility: Roller Coaster of Emotions

When you first learn that you’re infertile, you feel a flood of emotions. In the middle of your grief and sadness, you and your partner must make decisions that may affect you physically, emotionally and financially. Understandably, you want to know the best options to treat your type of infertility and what each treatment choice … Read More