| Posted On Apr 01, 2016 | By:

Fertility Does Decline with Age…but There Are Options

I recently had a conversation with my 90-year-old grandmother—who had given birth to 4 children between the ages of 23 and 30 years old. She asked me what the average age of my patients was. When I replied that the average age was 37, her surprised response back to me was, “You can help a 37 year old get pregnant?!” Thankfully, the answer is a resounding yes!

As a fertility doctor,

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| Posted On Feb 04, 2016 | By:

When do your child’s behavioral issues mean something else?

The first months of school inevitably require adjustment for any child; a new teacher, a new classroom dynamic, new rules & expectations and new things to learn – that’s a lot of new all at once for a child to process. But what if the troubles don’t seem to be getting easier, and your child is still having trouble paying attention for long periods of time? How you do know when it is something more serious,

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| Posted On May 28, 2014 | By:

Yellow-Tinted Glasses: A Poor Choice at Night

Driving at night is not easy and unfortunately, it gets harder for all of us as we age.  Besides the general complaint that it seems harder to see at night than in the past, many of my patients express a specific concern about glare when driving at night.

I often get asked about wearing amber or “yellow” spectacles over regular spectacles to decrease nighttime glare.   In sum, amber or yellow lenses advertised to decrease glare may improve your contrast sensitivity and perception during the daytime or in the early twilight hours,

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| Posted On Aug 07, 2013 | By:

My Family Vacation to Ecuador

To most, a week in Ecuador may mean a terrific vacation filled with beaches, spas, zip lining and other tourist attractions.  My trip to Ecuador was also a truly wonderful and memorable experience, but not quite the same as most.  My trip was a “family vacation,” but we certainly were not a typical tourist family. My son, who is an engineer, and I used our time off to volunteer, and in a most unlikely vacation spot.

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| Posted On Mar 26, 2013 | By:

Not Just Menopause – There’s Perimenopause, too

If you’re a woman in your 40s, chances are you have either begun experiencing or have at least heard about the symptoms of perimenopause. But what exactly is the difference between perimenopause and menopause?

Perimenopause is the transitional phase that includes physical changes in the years before your final menstrual period. It can start as early as your late 30’s or as late as your early 50’s. This phase may last for 4 to 8 years.

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| Posted On Feb 26, 2013 | By:

A “Regular Cycle:” It’s All Relative

Talking about irregular periods first requires establishing what is and is not “regular.” When asked how long a woman’s menstrual cycle should be, most people would answer 28 days. But that’s just an average – very few women have 28 day cycles, and fewer still have 28-day cycles every single month, time and time again.

For most women, cycles run anywhere from 21 to 34 days, so defining regularity needs to be defined in terms of what is right for you.

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| Posted On Sep 17, 2012 | By:

What is Urinary Stress Incontinence?

Urinary stress incontinence is defined as unintentional urine leakage caused by some kind of physical activity or movement, such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, exercising, or heavy lifting.  These movements place pressure or stress on the bladder and cause urine to leak out.  You may not experience incontinence every time you laugh or sneeze, for example, but any activity that increases pressure on your bladder, particularly when it is full, can cause the unintentional loss of urine.

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| Posted On Jul 13, 2012 | By:

Staying Sane with your Significant Other

Have you ever confided in your friends, “Why do I have so much trouble communicating with my partner?” or “Why do I end up saying things that hurt my partner, when I would never say such things to anyone else? What happened to that wonderful connection in the beginning and how can I get it back?”

Many people experience regret after a difficult argument, believing they have succeeded in eroding trust in the one person with whom they want closeness.

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