Young woman about to use a blue vaping device

A public warning against vaping

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued a public warning on August 29, 2019, that “smoking or vaping marijuana is dangerous for pregnant women and their developing babies.” At a news conference, Adams described modern marijuana as,”far more potent than marijuana produced and sold 20 years ago, with levels of T.H.C. increasing to a range of 12 percent to 25 percent from 4 percent back then. No amount of marijuana use during pregnancy or adolescence is safe.” Adams continued, “In pregnant women, marijuana is now actually the most commonly used illicit drug.

“Discontinue the drug”

Adams said, “Science shows that marijuana is harmful to the developing brains of teenagers and to the human fetus.” The American Medical Association said it “strongly supports the government’s effort, adding that for some time it has been recommending against marijuana use by teens, pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding.” Likewise, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics, “advise women not to use marijuana during pregnancy, and to discontinue the drug if they find out they are pregnant.”

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Advanced Reproductive Center of Hawaii’s Medical Director, Christopher T. Huang, M.D. provided patient data for a clinical study that analyzed a new quantitative, non-invasive approach to embryo selection most likely to result in a sustained pregnancy.

Dr. Christopher Huang

Advanced Reproductive Center of Hawaii’s Medical Director, Christopher T. Huang, M.D. provided patient data for a clinical study that analyzed a new quantitative, non-invasive approach to embryo selection most likely to result in a sustained pregnancy.

Spinach and other leafy green vegetables are great sources of folate

A study examining 14,553 women and 20,199 pregnancies from the Nurses’ Health Study between 1991 and 2001 showed a reduced risk of Gestational Diabetes when 400mcg of folic acid supplements were taken before the women became pregnant.

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) begins April 21 – 27, 2019. Currently 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility, no matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate.

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ICSI is a specialized form of advanced reproductive technology that is recommended if there is a fear that poor of failed fertilization may occur by traditional IVF, where sperm are added to the egg culture dish.

Dr. Huang and his daughter, Paige, at Kaho‘olawe

Recently, Dr. Huang and his ten-year-old daughter, Paige. journeyed to Kaho‘olawe to participate in the rejuvenation of the island habitat after years of devastation.

A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows that climate change may lead to as many as 7,000 additional cases of congenital heart disease defects in infants born between 2025 and 2035 in eight representative states.

Pregnant woman getting her thyroid checked by her doctor

Hypothyroidism is one of the most common medical conditions in the general population. Levothyroxine tablets are used to treat hypothyroidism, a disease in which the thyroid gland is underactive and does not produce enough thyroxine (T4), a hormone, which is important for controlling your metabolism.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.