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Does Weight Affect Sperm Health?

sperm health and weight

Our very own fertility expert, Dr. Avner Hershlag, comments for an eye-opening piece from HealthDay on how men’s weight gain affects their sperm health. “About one-third of men in the United States are obese,” said Dr. Avner Hershlag, chief of

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The Truth About Fertility Drugs and Your Childs Development

Dr. Hershlag put patients at ease with his analysis of a new study that claims that the sons of women who use fertility drugs are shorter.  He feels that “there is not solid evidence” of such a link and adds

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Staying Positive After A Miscarriage

Pregnancy is supposed to be the happiest time of a woman’s life and of a couple’s relationship. Sadly, for some, the pregnancy doesn’t make it to full term, resulting in a miscarriage. This can be the result of a myriad

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PCOS And Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the leading causes of infertility and affects up to 10 percent of women of childbearing age. It is a hormonal disorder that is characterized by many tiny cysts on the ovaries. The hormonal issues

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Boost Your Man’s Fertility With These Tips

Tips For Male Infertility When we think of infertility, we often think of it as a women’s issue. However, many times, the infertility issue lies within the male. Don’t ever lose hope, because there are steps you can take to

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Myths About Female Aging and Infertility

While we know that fertility naturally declines with age, misinformation about the link between aging and infertility can lead to confusion. Women who are trying to conceive need to know the truth behind these five female aging and infertility myths.

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7 Natural Foods That Prevent Infertility

Infertility is a problem that affects 10 to 15 percent of couples. Fortunately, one of the ways that you can prevent infertility is by changing your diet. There are a number of healthy foods that can boost your fertility. Fresh

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Does Caffeine Impact Fertility?

Women trying to conceive might be able to increase their chances of getting pregnant by putting down that cup of coffee. Studies show that too much caffeine can make it harder to conceive, while reducing caffeine intake can increase fertility.

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Odd Foods That Increase Fertility

When you’re trying for a baby every little life change counts: the amount of exercise and sleep you get, the timing of your attempts to conceive, but especially what you eat. Eating the right foods at the right times in

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10 Life Lessons About Maintaining Good Health

According to statistics, over the past two decades, life expectancy for humans have significantly risen. It was common for our ancestors to die in their late 30s. One of the main reasons we are living longer is that we take

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