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  • Shedding Holiday Pounds

    The Holiday Season is upon us. As many of us know all too well, Holidays and weight gain can go hand-in-hand. While exercising away those extra pounds is typically the right thing to do, for those who are conceiving, exercise habits need to be tem...

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  • President's Council Takes on the Ethics of ART

    Many physicians working in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) braced for the release of the latest and fifth report by the President's Council on Bioethics, which takes an in-depth look at the practices and results of ART in the...

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  • AFRAID of IVF?

    You’re not alone. Many couples, when faced with the possibility of needing to undergo fertility treatments, much less in vitro fertilization, react with disbelief and fear. Most of what we know about fertility treatments are the unpleasant things ...

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  • Unexplained Infertility

    People often approach infertility testing with some trepidation, as they may be concerned about discovering abnormalities, and undergoing treatment. However, it is even more frustrating to have completed a fertility evaluation and be told at the e...

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  • Getting Started with a Fertility Specialist

    When a patient receives an infertility diagnosis – and requires the care of an infertility specialist – acting quickly is important. However, one shouldn’t move so fast that they overlook the basic essentials of:1) Undergoing an initial workup2) V...

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  • Intrauterine Insemination

    I’ve spent a significant amount of time discussing the infertility treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF). While IVF is an outstanding treatment for many patients, there are instances when the treatment intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a viable ...

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  • Embryo Adoption

    One of the joys of being in assisted reproductive technology is the benefit we provide to those who might not been able to otherwise have a family. One of the wonderful programs that, we, as well as other fertility clinics provide is an embryo ado...

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  • Sperm Quality and Age

    My colleagues and I occasionally field questions from patients about age having an impact on sperm quality. This is an interesting topic and my colleague at Pacific Fertility Center, Joe Conaghan, PhD, High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director ...

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  • Complimentary Medicine - Herbs and Fertility

    Many people seeking treatment at the clinic where I practice are also interested in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)such as herbs. In the past, studies with fuzzy scientific designs supported anecdotal reports on complimentary or alter...

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  • Insurance Policies - Part 1 (Overview)

    The insurance aspect of infertility treatment can be confusing. Below you will find information in an effort to help clarify the basic categories and coverage available to many patients. These categories of coverage pertain to IVF as well as other...

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Dr. Herbert is a fertility expert and an innovator in the field.

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