Get ahead of Cancer Initiative, Free Cancer Gene Screening
Watch the video from Fox2 KTVU's 9AM morning show Friday morning. Interview is about a local family who lost their daughter to Lynch syndrome at the age of 23. Sweet Jacqueline Rush is now with us only in spirit. If she had been tested for Lynch Syndrome earlier, she would be alive today. I promised her that I would do everything I could to spread the word about genetic screen...
Choosing to Sparkle Every Day
Two Wrongful Birth cases, Two Entirely Different Rulings
This week, we saw two wrongful birth cases with two entirely different rulings. I'm a fertility doctor that wants to educate, empower and help patients every single day. The reason for talking about these cases is so I can help patients learn what they can do to protect themselves from similar situations. The first case is one in which a family with a known genetic issue had a procedure done to test their pregnancy while pregnant ...
New Study on Smoking Pot and your Fertility
Study summarized today in the Daily Mail showed that men who smoked pot more than once per week had lower sperm counts and if they used other recreational drugs, the sperm count dropped even more.
To read the details of the study, click here.
Light Therapy may reverse Ovarian Aging
I hope that one day, I’ll be able to tell my patients who have run out of eggs, “Wait, there’s a cure.” For now, I scour the medical literature for everything and anything that could possibly make a difference. While this study is in the mouse model, their findings may suggest that shift work and social jet lag (where the sleep/work schedule does not coincide with the sleep/wake cycle dictated by the circadian clock) affects ovarian reserve and manipulating it can reverse ovarian aging.