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August 22, 2019

Marijuana Use In Pregnancy Persists Despite Dangers, Research Shows

More trouble on the Marijuana front.  Just as I predicted more and more women will see the "legalization" of marijuana as a pronouncement of safety for use even in pregnancy.  We are seeing a dramatic…

August 16, 2019

Research Suggests Increase In Obesity-Related Cancers In Middle Age

An increase in cancer is obvious to those of us caring for patients.  From the time I was a child and in high school (1970's) until now there has been a dramatic increase in cancer. …

July 21, 2019

Researchers Examine Relationship Between Work Hours And Risk Of Miscarriage Or Preterm Birth

Here is more support for sleep disruption as a dramatic stressor in reproduction.  We have noticed that physiologic stress patients that we term "hypothalamic dysfunction" seem to have a much greater chance of miscarriage as…

July 18, 2019

Estradiol May Have Protective Effect Against Cognitive Impairment In Women With Visceral Adipose Tissue, Research Suggests

More evidence that estrogen is protective to brain function and hopefully inching the needle toward more acceptance of normalization of estrogen for women.  The headwinds and resistance still abound when it comes to estrogen use…

July 09, 2019

Study Shows Women With Endometriosis More Likely To Use Opioids For Prolonged Periods, Use Benzodiazepines Concomitantly

Of course this is the case.  The medical system is failing endometriosis patients in a dramatic way.  If you were taught that endometriosis surgery doesn't work and that it recurs anyway, and that most medicines…

July 01, 2019

Research Suggests Possible Link Between Processed Food Consumption In Pregnancy And Increased Risk Of Autism In Offspring

I know everyone gets tired of me blaming all health evils on carbohydrates, but it is the largest ingested toxin in our world by a magnitude of 100X to the next largest offender.  In roughly…

June 24, 2019

Research Indicates Children Conceived Through ART Do Not Face Increased Cancer Risk

Research Indicates Children Conceived Through ART Do Not Face Increased Cancer Risk These studies from small countries like the Netherlands are helpful because their socialized systems do allow for accurate data collection and likely capture…

June 18, 2019

Fertility Clinics Reportedly Refusing Treatment To Women With High BMI

  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/18/magazine/fertility-weight-obesity-ivf.html This is certainly a very emotional and controversial subject.  To read the coverage on this, you would think doctors are refusing care to patients because they don't like people who are overweight.  This…

June 11, 2019

Uterine Fibroids

​Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) are extremely common muscle tumors (or growths) that develop from a single muscle cell within the womb.  It is stated in the literature that up to 75% of women…

May 29, 2019

Pediatrics Group Advises Nursing Mothers To Avoid Marijuana.

Caution:  It has been amazing to me the speed with which the marijuana legalization movement has changed popular thought.  Especially in our younger patients, there is a sense that somehow marijuana is good for everything.…

May 20, 2019

Hypothalamic Dysfunction

Hypothalamic dysfunction in women is an epidemic following what I call the “exercise revolution” that began about 1980 and the dramatic change in athletics for women in U.S. schools about that time. Women now feel…

May 13, 2019

Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests.

Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests. This study clearly supports our belief that BMI correlates with metabolic dysfunction severity.  Pre-pregnancy weight is…

April 22, 2019

Infertility Awareness Week

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April 15, 2019

Many Women with Menstrual Symptoms Do Not Tell Their Families or Physicians, Study Indicates.

Many Women With Menstrual Symptoms Do Not Tell Their Families Or Physicians, Study Indicates. These findings are completely consistent with our findings after taking thousands of histories of women with pelvic pain.  We ask every…

April 09, 2019

Stress Appears to Lower a Woman’s Chances of Getting Pregnant, Study Finds.

Stress Appears To Lower A Woman’s Chances Of Getting Pregnant, Study Finds. There are so few studies focused on stress and fertility.  We know from working daily with patients struggling to become pregnant, that stress…

April 02, 2019

Working At Least Two Night Shifts Weekly Increases Risk Of Miscarriage In Pregnant Women.

Working At Least Two Night Shifts Weekly Increases Risk Of Miscarriage In Pregnant Women.   This study finding supports our theory describing circadian rhythm and sleep disruption as with sleep apnea as maybe the most…

March 28, 2019

Dr. Fox responds to a question regarding a documentary promoting vegetarianism.

First of all I would not change your entire metabolism based on one film.  If this film was sponsored by the vegan/vegetarian group, you can rest assured that their information and logic is biased and flawed.…

March 21, 2019

Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain May Increase Delivery Complications Risk, Study Suggests.

Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain May Increase Delivery Complications Risk, Study Suggests. This study looks at 20lb weight gain OVER the recommended guidelines for pregnancy and found those who did had significantly increased incidence of heart…

March 14, 2019

Laparoscopic Endometriosis Excision Improves QoL, Study Indicates.

https://www.mdedge.com/obgyn/article/191907/surgery/endometriosis-surgery-women-can-expect-years-long-benefits The above link will take you to a very important study. For those of us providing excision surgery, we have known this for a long time. Most published studies on pain only have a…

March 01, 2019

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

February 27, 2019

Christy shares her experience with the support groups offered at JCRM.

February 27, 2019

Are the benefits of a LCHF diet the same in lean women with PCOS as they are for obese women with PCOS?

Are the benefits of a LCHF diet the same in lean women with PCOS as they are for obese women with PCOS? I know that a LCHF diet doubles the success rates for your patients--is…

February 27, 2019

Christy shares how the JCRM approach has changed her life!

Christy shares how the JCRM approach changed her life.  

January 15, 2018

Support Groups

Infertility & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Support Group This group meets the second Thursday of each month in our lobby from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  to find encouragement and hope on this journey. You do not need to…

January 15, 2018

Where Fat Accumulates On A Woman’s Body May Impact Type Of Breast Cancer To Which She Is Susceptible, Study Suggests

The mainstream media is still not getting the mechanism of disease creation. Insulin resistance and it’s inherent resulting metabolic dysfunction is the driving force behind most if not all of the diseases our society faces…

January 15, 2018

ACOG Opposes FDA Guidance Against Removal Of Uterine Fibroids With Ultrasonic Aspirators

It’s a sad state of affairs in the surgery world. I’m on my way back from the ASRM meeting, our national fertility society. There was some discussion of fibroids from various angles including radiologic uterine…