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By Joseph Hazan,M.D.,FACOG


There are genetic factors associated

with Alzheimer’s disease.

These genetic markers are identified at

Washington University School of Medicine

by Alison M. Goate and John C. Morris.

The genes recently identified are called

clustrin (APOJ) on chromosome 8 and

PICALM on chromosome 11.

The clustrin gene is thought to be […]


Condyloma is the most common STD. Important information on Condyloma and HPV types presented here. […]


By Joseph Hazan,M.D., FACOG


It is the most frequently reported STD and

there are 2.5 million new cases in the US every year.

This STD is most common in persons under 25

and is transmitted during any type of sexual interaction.

Usually there is no sign of infection.

It can infect the newborn as […]


By Joseph Hazan,M.D.,FACOG


STDs are sexually transmitted diseases.

The terms STIs (sexually transmitted infections) or

VD (venereal disease) are also used.

In addition to HIV/AIDS, HPV

(human papilloma virus),

LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum),

GI 9granuloma inguinale),MC (molluscum contagiosum),

PL (pubic lice), GH (genital herpes),

Lues (syphilis), Chlamydia, Gonorrhea,

Trichomonas are STIs (STDs).

Two months ago […]

Sex in Pregnancy

Sex and pregnancy is an issue that is highly important. One third of all couples have problems that impact their relationship long-term. […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Heart Disease

By Joseph Hazan,M.D., FACOG


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome patients

frequently have increased heart disease risk.

This is related to abnormal lipid profile,

hypertension, insulin resistance and obesity.

Patients with PCOS have increased facial

hair, loss of scalp hair, elevated andogen

levels, lack of ovulation and infertility.

The normal ovulation does not occur in

PCOS patients […]


By Joseph Hazan,M.D., FACOG


Breast development in girls before age 8 is

considered as precocious puberty.

This is related to the first stage of puberty

which is gonadarche and is related

to the activation of estrogen production

in the ovaries as signals initiated from

the hypothalamic portion of the brain

are sent to the […]

Pregnancy with Obesity

Obesity and pregnancy problems […]


By Joseph Hazan,M.D.,FACOG


The WHO has recommended at least 2

years of breastfeeding.

The American College of

Obstetricians and Gynecologists,

The American Academy of Family Physicians and

The American Academy of Pediatrics have

recommended exclusively breastfeeding for at least

six months and to extend this as much as

possible through the first year and […]


By Joseph Hazan,M.D., FACOG


The evidence is now in.

Babies who are breastfed are definitely healthier.

Mothers also benefit substantially.

Babies who are not breastfed have higher risk

of infectious illnesses, necrotizing enterocolitis,

childhood obesity, diabetes, leukemia and SIDS

(sudden infant death syndrome).

Mother who do not breastfeed are at increased

risk […]