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Can Holiday Cheer Hinder your Fertility?

By Diana Zic

As I write this, it’s the start of the holiday season. Some would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year and I would agree, except for the encouragement to do everything in excess. It starts with early commercials from car dealerships and jewelry stores, leading people to believe it’s necessary to buy extra...

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The Modern Rise of Open Adoption

By Maxine Chalker

Approximately 135,000 children are adopted every year in the United States, encompassing adoptions out of the foster system, international countries, and domestic placements – with a significant number of open adoption cases taking place every year. An open adoption typically occurs when the birth parent(s), and sometimes their extended families, remain in the child’s life in some agr...

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Winter SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and the Infertility Patient

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression, that is responsive to changes in the season. Usually, it is associated with the beginning of autumn or winter, and people often attribute it to the winter “blues.” Although we don’t know the specific causes of SAD, several theories attribute its cause to the decrease in sunlight, which may disrupt your ...

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National Adoption Month 2017

Each year in the United States over 110,000 children in foster care wait for permanent families, while approximately 18,000 are adopted through private adoptions and 5,000 through international adoption.

Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts started Adoption Week in 1976 in an effort to promote awareness of children waiting for permanent homes. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week in 1984 and finally, National...

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