Category: News

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Christine Mullin, M.D. 1.3 % of women in the general population will develop ovarian cancer sometime during their lives.  39 % of women who inherit a harmful BRCA-1 mutation and 11-17 % of women who inherit a harmful BRCA-2 mutation will develop

Does Weight Affect Sperm Health?

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

New Study Examines Link Between Lycopene and Sperm Quality

Previous studies have shown the red pigment lycopene- the compound in most sun ripened tomatoes- has the ability to boost male sperm count by as much as 70% in addition to other reproductive health benefits in males.  What is still

Tagged with: , ,

First Uterine Transplant Announced

The first uterine transplant in the US has just been announced. We are excited about this new option for women who do not have a uterus to carry their own pregnancy. This procedure, already performed several times in Europe, awaits

Dr. Singer Appointed Directer at Lenox Hill

We are proud to announce that Dr. Singer has been appointed Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Lenox Hill Hospital, where he also serves as Residency Program Director for the Department of OBGYN. Congratulations to our Manhattan-based doc!

Tagged with: , ,

New IVF Study Finds Link Between Soy and BPA

A diet that is rich in soy could be helpful in protecting women that undergo certain infertility treatments against many of the effects of Bisphenol A (BPA), believed by some to be harmful. The chemical is used in many food containers

Tagged with: ,

Is Green Tea Bad for Reproductive Health?

Green tea. It’s soothing. It’s healthy. It contains anti-oxidants that fight against cell damage. Studies have shown that it can improve blood flow, as well as lower cholesterol. But what about your reproductive health? Researchers from the University of California

Tagged with: , ,

Dr. Howard Jones, IVF Pioneer, Passes at 104

Dr. Howard Jones, the pioneer of IVF in the U.S. , passed at the age of 104. How befitting was it that “Dr. Howard,” as anyone who has had contact with him liked to call him, was given a gift

Tagged with: ,

World Breastfeeding Week 2015

Saturday marked the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness for breastfeeding in communities around the world. The week is sponsored by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), whose organization is focused on the protection,

Tagged with: , ,

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month

July is cord blood awareness month and with that in mind, let’s take a few minutes to learn about cord blood—what it is and how it’s useful. What is Cord Blood? Cord blood is the blood that is within a

Tagged with: ,