Monthly Archives: September 2013
Dr. Ziegler is the ‘Patients’ Choice’ again!
For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Ziegler is a winner of the Patients’ Choice Award by the popular doctor-rating website Vitals.com. Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of their patients. The honor … Continue reading
Are you covered?
On October 1, states will begin enrolling people into the new insurance programs under the Affordable Care Act, with actual coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Will fertility care be included? The National Women’s Law Center has examined each state’s requirements … Continue reading
Two new treatments for gonorrhea
Gonorrhea, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, can cause serious health problems if left untreated. Women are at risk for chronic pelvic pain, life-threatening ectopic pregnancy and infertility. But research has uncovered two new … Continue reading
Decongestants & birth defects
A stuffy nose is a common complaint among pregnant women, but be careful about treating it with a decongestant. A small study has found that a woman’s use of decongestant medications in the first trimester of pregnancy may raise her … Continue reading
Can breast-feeding protect against breast cancer?
Yes, says a new study in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Breast-feeding for more than six months appears to guard nonsmoking women against breast cancer for longer periods of time, the new study suggests. Nonsmokers who didn’t breast-feed or did … Continue reading
Good news for plus-size women
According to research in the journal Human Reproduction, obese women are just as likely as normal-weight women to get pregnant when using donor eggs during in vitro fertilization (IVF). Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,700 women who took part … Continue reading
Jimmy Fallon says fertility care is ‘worth it’
TV star Jimmy Fallon recently revealed that he and his wife had a child by surrogacy. He told the Today show’s Savannah Guthrie that, during the couple’s five-year struggle to have a baby, “We’ve tried a bunch of things. Anyone … Continue reading
Do you know about PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common hormonal disorder in women. It’s also a leading cause of infertility. Most women with PCOS don’t even know they have it until they begin trying to conceive and seek help getting pregnant. … Continue reading
Our patients make the best referrals
Nothing makes us feel better than hearing from patients whom we have helped to start or add to their families. If you’d like to hear what some of those patients have to say about us, please visit our testimonials page … Continue reading
The tooth truth
Are dental cleanings and X-rays safe for pregnant women? Yes, says the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In fact, the group also advised ob/gyns to perform routine dental health assessments at women’s first prenatal visit and to encourage their … Continue reading