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Ask the Doctors - Could stress be contributing to my or my husband's infertility?

April 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could stress be contributing to my or my husband’s infertility?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My husband and I are trying to have a baby, but we’re having problems conceiving. Could my stress be to blame? Dear Reader: First, let’s consider a couple of statistics, specifically as they relate to women. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6.1 percent of married women between the […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol use, caffeine, Caffine, Conceiving, Conception rate, Dr. Robert Ashley, enzyme, Fertility specialist, Fertility treatments, getting pregnant, Infertile


Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

February 9, 2018

Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects – such as chemotherapy-related infertility – can be permanent and life changing. Patients with germ cell tumors know this trade-off well. Such tumors, which begin in the […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, childhood cancer, childrens health, germ cell tumors, germ cells, infertility, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


How obesity can affect a woman's ability to conceive

December 28, 2016

How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

By uclahealth uclahealth

You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in infertility. If you are overweight and having […]

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Tags: activities, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, conceive, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, excess weight, fertility, gestational diabetes, heart disease


Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

July 26, 2016

Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills  believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. Up to 25 percent of couples have difficulties achieving pregnancy after six to eight months of trying. Doctors tend to […]

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Tags: antioxidants, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, fertility counseling, fruits, hot tubs, hot yoga classes, infertility, men's health, radiation, saunas, sperm


5 ways to help your man get healthy

June 12, 2016

5 ways to help your man get healthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

With National Men’s Health Week June 13-19 and Father’s Day on June 19, the month of June has become synonymous with men’s health. So take a cue from your calendar and help the men in your life ­— fathers, brothers, friends, partners, sons — take better care of themselves. Not sure how to nudge the […]

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Tags: aerobic activity, alcohol, balenced diet, binge drinking, cancers, diabetes, diet, fiber, healthy living, heart disease, high blood pressure, infertility


Nine ways to combat infertility stress

May 5, 2016

Nine ways to combat infertility stress

By uclahealth uclahealth

Infertility is more than a physical condition, however, as it can represent a deeply distressing experience for individuals and couples affected. For many, working through the many aspects of infertility can be filled with complicated medical decisions and feelings of sorrow, shock, anger or frustration. If you find yourself overwhelmed, isolated or depressed, here are […]

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Tags: depression, in-vitro fertilization, infertility, infertility stress, infertility testing, IVF, online support community, sleep, stress, UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Health Center