Endometriosis & Fertility: Informative Video from IRMS NJ’s Dr. Serena Chen

In honor of Endometriosis Awareness Week, please watch this very informative video from Dr. Serena Chen. Endometriosis is defined as the abnormal growth of cells outside of the uterus. The cause of endometriosis is still not known and though some women have specific symptoms endo can be associated with pelvic pain, pain on intercourse, heavy…
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New Jersey’s Fertility Leader Recommends Folic Acid to Reduce Birth Defects

Taking Your Vitamins Actually Decreases The Risk For Birth Defects! It has become fairly common knowledge that when gearing up to become pregnant increasing our intake of folic acid (a B vitamin) is important to aide in preventing birth defects in our offspring, neural tube defects specifically. So we are not suggesting that you take…
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The Doctor Will Tweet You Now: why social media is important for physicians.

In the United States today, cutting edge medical treatment is widely available but one of the biggest barriers to people getting access to the right treatment and doctors is a lack of information and fear of the unknown. Physicians tend to be reluctant to participate in social media but it is a major form of…
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IRMS in NJ Applauds that Veterans Affairs will begin covering IVF and adoption costs for wounded veterans

After participating in Advocacy Day on Capital Hill with RESOLVE, the news that the Department of Veterans Affairs will finally begin covering costs for IVF and adoption for combat-wounded veterans struggling with infertility because of their injuries is a HUGE win! For all of those who were with us on Capital Hill that on May…
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IRMS New Jersey Discusses: Vitrification, Fertility and Breast Cancer: Why It Matters

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What does breast cancer have to do with fertility? Breast cancer treatment often involves exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation. Chemotherapy and radiation can dramatically increase your risk for infertility. Both of these treatments can destroy eggs — so much so that many women may become prematurely menopausal after cancer…
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IRMS NJ Discusses: What Is Up With These MOSAIC EMBRYOS? What You Need To Know

What is up with mosaic embryos? Why is everyone in reproductive medicine talking about these things? What are they? Why should I care? Mosaic Embryos are embryos that have some chromosomally normal cells and some chromosomally abnormal cells. If you are using IVF with PGS (Preimplantation Genetic Screening) to conceive or to avoid miscarriage or…
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IRMS NJ & ASRM Announce: Urgent Calls Needed to Capitol Hill on IVF Amendment

ACT Today! There is a serious issue being acted on right now in congress that will have serious ramifications for everyone considering IVF treatment. My congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen who represents Livingston and other nearby towns (11th district) is on this committee – please call (202) 225-5034 and ask him to vote NO on the Harris/Fortenberry…
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IRMS NJ – What’s all the Fuss About Genetic Testing & Pregnancy?

Genetics is a very hot topic these days. IRMS of New Jersey uses genetic technology for so many things that just a short time ago was unthinkable. Genetics can be complicated and confusing but very important when you’re thinking about conceiving, now, or in the future, so I’m hoping to shed some light on reproductive…
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Men’s Health: Should I Take Testosterone?

The short answer for most men is: “NO!” Do you have low T? Low Testosterone levels? Many men think they might have low T. However, most men who think they have low testosterone do not, and many men who do have low testosterone do not understand the significant risks and downsides of taking testosterone. Low…
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The New IRMS Healsa Program – What Concierge Medicine Means To Me

Healthcare is growing more complicated every day and as patients pay more and more out of pocket regardless of the type of health insurance, people are realizing the high cost of healthcare and the value of having access to a physician that you can trust. As insurance companies lower reimbursement rates to physicians, hospitals and…
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