Yellow for Endo: Endometriosis Awareness Month

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You may be familiar with Padma Lakshmi from her role as host of Top Chef. Model, actress, cookbook author, and mother, Padma is giving us one more reason to love her. Padma is raising awareness...

Folic Acid Awareness Week

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What are your New Year's resolutions? At the start of a new year, many of us are thinking about adopting healthier habits. Some of you may also be thinking about starting a family. Establishing a...

The ART of Infertility

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Art is constantly taking new forms, with each composition fulfilling some purpose- to express, to educate, to enlighten, to inspire. Galleries can house such artistic experiences in many ways. One gallery in NYC has created...

Finding Health and Cysters Through PCOS

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What is the best piece of advice for women looking to maintain their health? “Get more sleep”, and “don’t apply mascara while driving” are a good start. Buzzfeed has an even more extensive (and hilarious)...

Exploring Assisted Reproductive Technology

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Take a moment, think of all the people you know that have experienced infertility. Family, friends, celebrities? Although approximately 10-15% of couples in the US struggle with infertility, there are a number of treatments that...

Diapers, Bottles, Genetic Tests, II

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Genetic testing is just one of the many options to weigh when planning to have a baby. Our last post introduced Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), the process of screening for genetic disorders in embryos. Preimplantation...

Diapers, Bottles, Genetic Tests

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Today, along with buying diapers, bottles, onesies and the perfect bib, moms and dads-to-be are adding a number of sophisticated genetic tests to their “New Baby Preparation” to-do list. Genetic testing can allow future parents...

National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and each week in August is dedicated to a different theme. Themes highlight the importance of timely immunizations at different stages in a person’s life, from birth to adulthood....

“Genetic Counselor? So, what exactly do you do?”

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Before I even became a genetic counselor, I quickly realized that there are many people who don’t know what a genetic counselor is and what a genetic counselor does. That is why I would like...

The Importance of Genetic Testing for Those of Jewish Heritage

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For Jocelyn and her husband, both of Ashkenazi descent, the importance of genetic testing was barely a question in their minds when planning to conceive.  Aware that their Jewish heritage put them at a higher...