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It’s Okay to Seek Help

In light of the recent shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, mental health issues and preventative care should be at the forefront of our concerns. Often, there are warning signs that precede such catastrophic events such as Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and Columbine. Newtown, Connecticut, was in a small, affluent community with very little crime which proves no area…

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Helpful Tax Tips to Make Fertility Treatments More Affordable

At PREG, we are always looking for ways to make fertility treatments more affordable for our patients.We have our financial counselors available to you on a daily basis to help you maximize your insurance benefits.PREG also has several financial programs that offer assistance and we strive to find the most cost effective treatments based on your insurance coverage. We are…

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 101

Popular culture, religious affiliations, and misconceived myths have all contributed in giving genetic testing the negative connotations of producing “designer babies”. Like many other aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), the lack of knowledge often scares patients away from potential lifesaving procedures for their future families. Genetic testing is a powerful tool that should be considered as a methodology to…

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Concerned About Affording IVF?

Financial considerations are an important factor of your medical care especially when deciding which treatment to choose. The financial counselors at PREG are available to explain the cost of treatment and to assist you in maximizing your available insurance benefits or to provide you various financing options and cost saving plans. When starting fertility treatments at PREG you will personally…

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Protecting Your Fertility

In the ten years I’ve spent working in women’s health, I’ve learned to gracefully tiptoe around certain topics. I’ve practiced the dance of speaking truthfully, but gently. Yet no matter how many times I’ve done it, I still nervously anticipate the wince of pain and frustration that immediately appears on a woman’s face when I bring up the subject of…

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Designer Babies or Healthy, Loving Families? By Carolyn Keating, Nurse Practitioner

A number of years ago, a couple came into the fertility practice where I worked. They were not infertile and in fact had quite easily conceived a beautiful baby girl. This child was born perfect in every way except one- she carried a lethal genetic defect that began to show symptoms when she was about 3 months of age. They…

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From His Side (a guest blog by a counselor who has faced the trials of infertility)

I often find myself looking back to my youth and thinking of what my ideal vision of my future looked like. College, a great job, wife, kids and that nice house with a picket fence. Visions of kids playing in the yard, soccer games and those glorious cookouts with neighbors and friends. Grandma and Grandpa playing with the children on…

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