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Camp Empowerment

Why Acting Like a Happy Camper Can Help Your Improve Your Health

You’ve heard the expression, “happy camper,” and if you’re like me, as a kid you’d live 10 months for the two that you got to ...
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Genetic Screening

Why Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is a Kinder, Gentler Assisted Reproductive Technology

As I was sitting at the annual Pacific Coast Reproductive Society meeting recently, it struck me how fast fertility science's pace truly is, particularly when ...
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Fertility Doctors

Why Getting Pregnant Against All Odds is Good News – For All of Us

Twice in the last month I was invited to appear on The Doctors, an Emmy-winning TV show dedicated to helping viewers attain and maintain good ...
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Healing from Infertility

Healing from Infertility

Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) practitioners can be so concerned with the science of fertility treatments that we sometimes lose sight of the emotions – specifically ...
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Fertility Doctors

Gratitude and the Power of Attitude

Years ago my brother suggested that I stop referring to myself and my colleagues as “infertility” doctors, but rather as “fertility” doctors. I took his ...
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Breast Cancer

So Much More than Just Wearing Pink

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is so much more than just wearing pink. It’s not enough to be aware – you ...
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BRCA Gene

Angelina Jolie, the BRCA Gene and You

Angelina Jolie is back in the spotlight lately with the sad news about her divorce to Brad Pitt. Jolie is no stranger to making headlines ...
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Doctor's Second Opinion

Put Yourself First by Getting a Second Opinion

A few weeks ago I was away at a high school baseball tournament with my son, his teammates and their families. Over appetizers at a ...
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Fertility Doctor

If I Could Tell You (Movie Review) by Dr. Tina Koopersmith

As a fertility physician, I am there for my patients to support, console, encourage, and as much as possible, work magic and create miracles, but ...
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Facts About Fibroids

10 Facts You Must Know About Fibroids

If you’re a Real Housewives of New York fan, you may have heard a lot about uterine fibroids after Bethenny Frankel revealed that her non-cancerous ...
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Information About Irregular Periods

When the Only Thing Regular About Your Period is Irregularity

One of the nice things about periods is that they are normally pretty predictable. Being able to anticipate when you’re going to menstruate means that ...
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Egg Freezing

To Freeze or not to Freeze: An Egg-cellent Question!

As a fertility specialist and gynecologist, I counsel women daily on contraception and fertility. The rise of egg freezing in recent years has changed the ...
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The Hidden Cost of Donating Eggs

The Hidden Costs of Egg Donation

Recently it was in the news that egg donors were complaining the fertility community was colluding to keep egg donors’ fees low. Egg Donation While ...
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Biological Clock

The Truth About Your Biological Clock and Why Ovarian Age Matters

A women’s ability to conceive a child is dependent on the quality of her ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus, and also the male’s sperm. Through ...
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Women's Health 2018

Three Ways to Sail to Success in 2018

Then again, truth be told, nothing really starts anew on January 1st, but we can use this date as a buoy that we sail past ...
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Infertility Diagnosis

An Infertility Diagnosis Can Be Life Affirming

As a doctor, I have the great joy of helping women get and stay healthy, and specifically as a fertility physician, I have the additional ...
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Normal Period

Your Period: Normal or Not?

Have you ever wondered if your period is normal? If so, you’re not alone. There are wide variations in what is considered “normal”, making this ...
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Power of Words in Medicine

The Power of Words in Medicine

Maya Angelou famously once said, “ I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never ...
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Causes of Infertility

Choice and the Subconscious: A Hidden Cause of Infertility?

Back when my mother and grandmother were raised, I can’t help but feel like things were simpler. Tradition dictated that you fall in love, get ...
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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, Have Compassion, Pay your love forward As a fertility doctor, the goal that tops my list each and every day is to ...
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