Taking Vitamin B7 – IRMS echoes FDA Warning of Potential Medical Dangers

A new announcement from the FDA warns about the potential medical dangers of taking Vitamin B7 supplements, also known as biotin, regularly. B7 is commonly used without prescription for its purported skin, nail, and hair benefits; the vitamin is also often recommended for patients with multiple sclerosis. This vitamin, also called biotin, can significantly impact…
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When More Is Not Better – Why You Should Transfer One Embryo At A Time

If you have a 50% chance of pregnancy with one embryo then your chances with two embryos is 100%….right? Wrong! Mother Nature and science are a bit more complicated than that. Although pregnancy rates are climbing higher and higher, even with the latest technology and the best programs – we are still very far from…
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Infertility & Romance. Romance? What Romance?

The truth is: Infertility can suck the life out of a couple. But you probably already knew that. Infertility just makes it too easy to fall into that bottomless hormone-filled swamp of anger and accusations- that cesspool of mental, physical, emotional, social, and financial exhaustion. Now that I’ve painted you a pretty, sweet-smelling picture… Infertility…
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When Infertility & the Holidays Collide: How to Handle the Relatives

I was at the dentist the other day and everybody- the dental assistants, the hygienists, the patients… everybody was discussing their “Holiday Schedules”. I’m a New Yorker living in North Carolina. I really didn’t know what they were talking about. So maybe it was a “Southern” thing? “Holiday Schedule” to me is: “Tuesday Rudolph is…
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Back to Basics: 3 Things Guys Need to Know About Their Reproductive Health

Our society is lousy when it comes to educating young men about reproductive health. Beyond showing a few anatomy diagrams to elementary students and passing out free condoms to college kids, we don’t spend a lot of time talking to guys about fertility. And that’s a big problem. It’s a problem because infertility rates continue…
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Reproductive Medicine & The Risk of Viruses in Sperm

A new article published in the October issue of medical journal Emerging Infectious Diseases has many people talking about a new health worry. This groundbreaking study found genetic evidence of 27 viruses existing in human semen. Some of the viruses discovered in semen by these scientists are well known: Ebola, chikungunya, Zika, Lassa fever, Marburg,…
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The Association of Vitamin D Levels and Fertility

Vitamin D offers many health benefits: it helps maintain calcium and phosphorous levels in the body, strengthens bones, and is thought to be linked somehow to regulation of the reproductive process in both men and women. Previous studies of vitamin D and fertility in animals have shown a link between the two, with vitamin D…
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How the U.S. Opioid Crisis Affects Women and Infertility Medicine

The current opioid crisis in the United States is a frequent topic across headlines, in many conversations, and throughout the medical community. It is one of the major public health issues of today, and many Americans have suffered from its effects. In her article in the August 2017 issue of the ASRM medical journal, Fertility…
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IRMS’ Fertility Experts Featured on New Jersey’s 101.5FM

Dr. Hessler, Dr. Keegan, Nurse Jennifer Giordano, and the rest of IRMS are very proud to be featured on New Jersey’s 101.5 FM radio station! Their Chief Meteorologist, Dan Zarrow, was one of our patients, and he wrote an article “forecasting” the arrival of “Baby Z” early next year. Dan and his wife Amy will…
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Fertility Preservation Insurance Coverage for New Jersey Cancer Patients

Recently, laws were passed in two states mandating insurance coverage of infertility treatment for patients with iatrogenic infertility. This is defined as an inability to conceive as a result of a medical procedure or treatment, such as radiation or chemotherapy treatments for cancer. A blog post on our website detailed Connecticut’s passage of HB7124 requiring…
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