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Dr. Mark Sauer’s Response to Marcy Darnovsky’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Genetically Modified Babies”

March 14th, 2014|By |News|0 Comments
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    Dr. Mark Sauer’s Response to Marcy Darnovsky’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Genetically Modified Babies”

Research to Save Lives: A Response to “Genetically Modified Babies” by Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society (Op-Ed, Feb. 25)

Every year, thousands of women give birth to children who will die as infants or young adults because of severe mitochondrial diseases. The procedure of mitochondrial transfer holds much promise of enabling these women to have healthy babies and removes the risk of disease in these children’s future offspring.

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Getting Started: Being More Successful from the Beginning Workshop

November 26th, 2013|By |Workshops|Comments Off
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    Getting Started: Being More Successful from the Beginning Workshop

Fertility treatment can be a confusing process for first-time patients: How do I know if I am infertile? Am I too old to undergo treatment? Is IVF (in vitro fertilization) the only option? How expensive is it? These are very common questions, and we want to help you by addressing them in our “Getting Started: Being More Successful from the Beginning” workshop. (more…)

Upcoming Workshop Explores Yoga and Infertility

November 8th, 2013|By |Workshops|0 Comments

Both Karen Safire and Barrie Raffel successfully used yoga while they were trying to conceive, and now they are sharing their knowledge on yoga and infertility with others. Studies have shown that stress can be a barrier to conception, and yoga can be a highly beneficial practice to reduce stress and anxiety. With regular practice, restorative poses may regulate hormonal function, increase circulation to the pelvic organs, and uncover habitual patterns of holding or tension. It can also work as a coping strategy for those feeling overwhelmed by the process of trying to conceive. (more…)

Cost Control

October 14th, 2013|By |Articles|0 Comments

A common misconception is that advanced treatments such as IVF (in-vitro-fertilization) are never covered by insurance. The truth is that a growing number of insurance plans offer fertility care that goes beyond the initial consultation and testing to include more advanced treatments, such as IVF. (more…)

Scientists Develop Technique to Help Prevent Inherited Disorders

October 3rd, 2013|By |News|0 Comments
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    Scientists Develop Technique to Help Prevent Inherited Disorders

There’s good news on the genetic-disease front, thanks in part to Dr. Mark Sauer, Program Director at the Center for Women’s Reproductive Care. He is part of a team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) dedicated to advance the field of stem cell research. They have developed a technique that may prevent children from inheriting certain genetic diseases. The study is published online in the prestigious journal Nature.
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What to Expect at Your First Visit

September 26th, 2013|By |Articles|0 Comments

What happens during your first visit at CWRC? Mostly conversation, says fertility specialist Dr. Nataki Douglas.
“The first office visit is about 90 minutes long; about 45 minutes are reserved for  your meeting with the physician”
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