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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Immunologic
The immune system evolved to protect the individual from non-self, genetically different, or allogenic tissue. Immunity can be either innate (in born) or adaptive (acquired) depending on the molecule causing…
Best Doctors Awards
We are pleased to announce that Robert M. Weiss, MD is the recipient of the BOSTON TOP DOCTOR Award for 2011 and he and all of our other physicians, R.…
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Infectious
Infection of the reproductive tract has been linked to pregnancy loss, but strong evidence in support of infection being a cause of recurrent loss is speculative at best. The most…
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Testing
Testing for recurrent pregnancy loss includes assessment of possible genetic, anatomic, hormonal, inflammatory, and immunologic causes. All testing can be accomplished within one menstrual cycle with tests timed during the…
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Anatomical
Potential anatomical causes of recurrent pregnancy loss can be divided into either congenital (born with) or acquired anomalies. These potential causes are associated with adverse pregnancy outcome and are thus…
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Genetic/Chromosomal
Approximately 60% to 70% of pregnancy losses whether as an isolated event (one) or recurrent (two or more)are numerically chromosomally abnormal. The most common chromosomal abnormality is Trisomy 16 which…
Birds and Bees Part IV
When I look into your big brown eyes It’s so very plain to see That it’s time you learn about the facts of life Starting from A to Z (Herb…
Birds and Bees Part III
Let me tell you ‘bout the stars in the sky And a girl and a guy And the way they could kiss On a night like this     (Herb Newman) The…
Birds and Bees Part II
Let me tell you ‘bout the “Birds and the Bees” And the flowers and the trees And the moon above And a thing called “Love”  (Herb Newman) Following ejaculation, sperm are…