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September 21, 2017

Dr. Fox responds to the folloing article: https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/ivf-abnormal-embryos-new-last-chance.html?utm_campaign=thecut&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s1 A must read for everyone! At JCRM and  ARS, we have taken a very conservative approach to embryo genetic testing (CCS). Many programs have required all patients to do CCS as part of their IVF cycle and discard “abnormal” embryos. We have been wary because of the […]

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Infertility & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Support Group

May 30, 2017

This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month to find encouragement and hope on this journey. You do not need to be a patient here or seeking treatment to attend.   Please call 904-493-2229 ext 231 for more information.

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Adenomyosis

May 18, 2017

Adenomyosis is a condition in which the lining of the uterus appears to grow within the muscle of the uterus (myometrium). The term utilized in the past was “endometriosis interna” due to location of this tissue within the myometrium. The only way to diagnose adenomyosis with absolute certainty would be through pathologic confirmation (where a […]

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Daylight Savings Time May Be Tied To Increased Miscarriage Risk Among Some Women Undergoing IVF, Study Indicates.

February 16, 2017

https://consumer.healthday.com/infertility-information-22/infertility-news-412/daylight-savings-time-may-lower-chances-of-ivf-success-for-some-study-719514.html   In this study the relationship of recent time change to other times of the year was evaluated in regards to pregnancy rates with IVF.  As expected the time change does cause a problem and lower the rates.  I for one feel “off” for 1-2 weeks after the change.  This feeling is physiologic stress, […]

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Woman Uses IVF And Genetic Testing To Select Embryo Without BRCA Mutation.

October 21, 2016

Woman Uses IVF And Genetic Testing To Select Embryo Without BRCA Mutation. http://www.theatlantic.com/…/…/will-winter-kill-zika/504608/ This week at American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the big buzz is genetic testing of embryos. Many are pushing for testing for all IVF patients, while others call for caution due to the possibility that embryos labelled abnormal might not all be […]

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Egg freezing options.

October 13, 2016

Reasons for egg freezing include:   Known delayed fertility for education reasons or otherwise Cancer treatment for any woman after menarche age concerns and desire for a large family   Women who have endometriosis at any age (due to diminished ovarian age) This is a great technology to preserve fertility for a diverse number of […]

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Rate Of IVF Pregnancies Resulting In Multiple Births Has Dropped Considerably Since 2009

October 12, 2016

Dr. Lipari responds to the following article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/11/well/family/experts-advise-minimizing-multiple-births-through-ivf.html?_r=0 This news supports the fact that many fertility specialists are making an effort to reduce the risks of multiple pregnancies by transferring a single embryo in situations where the success rate is high. With the advent of genetic screening, the rate of multiple birth is likely to […]

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Take steps to reduce risk of multiple gestation.

September 26, 2016

Dr. Fox comments on the following article. http://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/infertility/59883 We have been offering single embryo transfer and strongly urging patients to consider this Much safer option. Michael D. Fox, MD Jacksonville Center Reproductive Medicine jcrm.org 

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Great synopsis of the early days of IVF.

September 20, 2016

This is a great synopsis of the early days of IVF. I did my fellowship from 1992-1994 and remember much of this “scramble” to figure things out in the early days. Things are much much more standardized today. An interesting read. Michael D. Fox, MD   http://www.obgynnews.com/specialty-focus/gynecology/single-article-page/early-days-of-ivf-marked-by-competition-innovation/907eea893d155c7a44ee51d13e296f24.html

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Women Who Enter Menopause Early May Age Faster Than Women In Whom Menopause Arrives Later, Study Suggests.

July 28, 2016

Women Who Enter Menopause Early May Age Faster Than Women In Whom Menopause Arrives Later, Study Suggests.   Here it is in black and white!! This is what we’ve been saying all along. This supports the idea that sex hormones (in this case estrogen) are necessary for all body functions and that decreases in or […]

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