Obese Moms May Increase Heart Attack Risk in Their Children

A small study published in the February 27, 2013 medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition raises concerns about the effects of maternal excess weight upon the cardiovascular health of their children.  The findings were published in a letter and demonstrated that infants of mothers who were overweight (BMI of…
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Thinking About Freezing Your Eggs? Get Healthy Now!

Fertility preservation is a hot topic these days.  With recent dramatic improvements in live birth rates using previously frozen eggs, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) just declared in October 2012 that freezing your eggs prior to cancer treatment is no longer experimental.  They stopped short of endorsing egg freezing for all reasons, but…
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Can a Child Give You a Longer Life

A few months ago some researchers from Denmark published a study demonstrating that childlessness in women is associated with a four-fold increased rate of death and a two-fold increased rate of death in men.  The study looked at women who were in the Danish IVF Register from January 1, 1994 until December 31, 2008.  They…
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Baby In Your Belly? Buckle Up!

Pregnant women often worry that buckling up their seat belts in the car may somehow harm the baby in their belly during an accident.  Now a recent study by Luley and colleagues published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on February 25, 2013 debunks that potentially fatal myth.  The study demonstrates a significantly…
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