Secondary Infertility Affects at Least Six Million People in U.S.

by Nancy Wurtzel Conceiving a child and having a successful birth without medical intervention is no guarantee that a woman can expand her family in the future without experiencing any … Read More

Why Does Female Fertility Decrease Significantly After Age 35? New Research May Have Pinpointed the Reason

by Nancy Wurtzel Age is the single most important factor affecting a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and delivering a healthy child. A woman’s chance of conceiving begins to wane … Read More

Major Study Reveals Sperm Counts of Western Males Drops Significantly Over 40-Year Period

by Nancy Wurtzel While male longevity has increased by an impressive 25 years over the past century, startling new research has revealed that while men may be living longer, diminishing … Read More

Fertility Treatments for Women: Moving Beyond Traditional IVF

by Nancy Wurtzel The first successful in-vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born almost four decades ago. Since then, IVF has become the gold standard for women trying to conceive and … Read More

Lesson from Hurricane Katrina: Disasters Can Lead to Substance Abuse

By Nancy Wurtzel The human dangers surrounding an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, flood, drought, wildfire, oil spill, contamination, war, terrorist attack, and other catastrophes are obvious, but not so easy to … Read More

Children at Risk: The Powerful Impact of Antibiotics in the Food Supply

By Nancy Wurtzel One of the most pressing public health challenges today is antibiotic-resistance bacteria. While all humans are at risk, children are especially vulnerable. In 2015, the American Academy … Read More

The Downside to Diet Drinks: What to Tell Your Patients

By Nancy Wurtzel The case against diet soda is building. A growing body of evidence, including a new study published recently in the April 2017 issue of the medical journal … Read More

Superbugs: Spreading to Younger Population

By Nancy Wurtzel The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports about two million Americans get sick every year from a superbug and about 23,000 individuals die from their … Read More

The Dangerous Dozen: 12 Superbugs Identified as Most Dangerous Pathogens on the Planet

By Nancy Wurtzel For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified the 12 most dangerous pathogens in the world, ranking them by severity of drug resistance from … Read More

Can Fecal Transplants Help Cure Obesity?

By Nancy Wurtzel Six years ago, a 32-year-old woman underwent fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) to treat a recurring Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile).  The donor was the woman’s teenage daughter, … Read More