Coping With Health

Being faced with a health issue that can affects one’s fertility can be debilitating not only to one’s body but to their mind. We work together to provide education and resources for our clients so they can better understand what their problems are and find the experts to help them mitigate any effects on their fertility.

Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Linked to Increase in Birth Defects

The study, the largest of its kind to date, found about 40 birth defects that were considerably more prevalent in babies of diabetic mothers than in those who weren’t diabetic or those who were diagnosed with diabetes after becoming pregnant. Defects included heart problems, missing kidneys, spine malformations, and gastrointestinal problems.

Mindfulness: Psychology Of Possibilities Can Enhance Health

First-time mothers who pay attention to their emotional and physical changes during their pregnancy may feel better and have healthier newborns than new mothers who don’t, according to research to be presented at American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Convention. These findings continue more than 40 years of research.

J & J tossing out the chemicals

Johnson & Johnson is making good on its promise to eliminate a long list of chemicals from its baby products by 2015 and is going a step further in saying that the removal will be done by 2013, Time magazine and The New York Times reports . The latest announcement extends the phase-out program to include its adult products.

Senate bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

The Senate is considering a bill that would expand medical benefits for severely injured service members so that they and their spouses or surrogates can have children through IVF. The Department of VA now covers a range of medical treatment for veterans, including some infertility care, but the legislation specifically authorizes the agency to cover IVF.

Male Smokers’ Damaged DNA Passed On To Offspring

Although it is known that women who smoke during pregnancy put themselves and their unborn babies at risk for several health problems, new research published online in The FASEB Journal reveals that children can inherit damaged DNA if their fathers smoked around the time they were conceived, increasing their risk of developing diseases, such as cancer.

Reality star Diem Brown is freezing her eggs

Diem Brown, the Real World/Road Rules Challenge contestant recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, opens up about her desire for a child and the ups and downs of cancer and fertility procedures. “First let me say that I’m so excited to be part of this year’s Stand Up to Cancer event. I know how fast and ugly this disease can turn.”

Adults Need Vaccines Too

As a parent, you’ve probably read up on the vaccines that your child needs, keeping a careful record to make sure that your child is up-to-date on all of his shots. But when was the last time you considered your own immunization status? Every year, 40,000 to 50,000 people in this country die from diseases that might have been prevented by vaccines.

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