IRMS NJ discusses Exercise and Gestational Diabetes

At IRMS, we focus on education as a means of empowering our patients to make informed choices about their care, as well as, what they can be doing now, in their daily lives, to positively impact their chances of a healthy and successful pregnancy. Taking control of your health and wellness is part of that…
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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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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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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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IRMS Recommends Holistic Infertility Treatment: Taking Care of Your Body

An infertility diagnosis can often seem overwhelming, as if it is suddenly taking over control of the reproductive life of a patient. Our physicians at IRMS are always ready to help couples regain this control with expert advice and a state-of-the-art embryology lab, but there are also individual ways to increase one’s chances of successfully…
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Weighty Matters: IRMS in NJ talks about Maternal Weight and Pregnancy

It is now well known that maternal obesity, a high fat diet and a high GWG (gestational weight gain) have harmful effects on fetal metabolic programming; awareness of harmful effects on the fetal brain is less widespread. There are increased odds of cognitive deficits, decreased IQ and intellectual disability by 1.3 to 3.6 fold. Maternal…
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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 NJ Examines “The Impact of Obesity on Female Fertility and Pregnancy”

There are numerous risks to women’s fertility to conceive, as well as, increased risks during pregnancy from obesity, and these risks increase with the degree of obesity. Obesity is defined as a pre-pregnancy BMI > 30 Kg/m^2. While diabetes mellitus (DM) increases with obesity, there is still an increase in complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes…
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