Been asked a lot about what to do in preparation for an IVF cycle to increase chance of success. While the patients’ bodies and the fertility center play the biggest roles, there are a few things you can do that may help, and won’t hurt… well okay, maybe a little pain. Here is a […]
Preparing for an IVF Cycle
Patients’ Choice Award 2008
We just received notification that Dr. Lin had received the Patients’ Choice award for 2008! Here is the message: Your patients have selected you, Dr. Lin, for the Patients‘ Choice Award for 2008. You are a member of an elite group, Dr. Lin. More than 400,000 patient reviews and ratings have been gathered, and this […]
Multiples as a Complication
Recently a woman in California delivered an Octuplet – 8 babies in one pregnancy. By the way, she is not our patient and we do not know who her doctor is. Without getting too emotionally involved, we would attempt to present (neutrally) the debates between constitutional/human rights believers vs. ethicist about multiples for many years, […]
Thank you all for sending us your Christmas pictures and gifts… We all have enjoyed seeing all the baby pictures, the gift baskets, the cards, and the text messages! Have a great holiday season!
A Thanksgiving Miracle
Every year when Thanksgiving comes around, we wonder if we are going to have a “Thanksgiving baby” this year. A previous patient, whose daughter is now 4 years old, call their daughter a “Thanksgiving baby” because their transfer was on Thanksgiving day! They remind us every year around this time by sending us a picture […]
ASRM 2008 Annual Meeting San Francisco
This year for American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting, most of our staff were able to attend, taking courses and updating ourselves with the newest technology and information. We came back with a few interesting things: 1) Books for surrogate mother’s children – It may be challenging for a surrogate mom (gestational carrier) to […]
I remember attending a Grand Rounds lecture when I was working at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital’s Integrative Medicine department. The lecture topic was about “alternative therapies.” The lecturer was an oncologist, and his opening line was, “Alternative therapy – There is NO alternatives to medicine,” which I would agree – His worries of patients seeking […]
Hollywood Comes Knocking
We received a call from the writer of hit TV show from Hollywood (a very popular one!) asking Dr. Lin for infertility-related advise for their show. After discussing the possible plots they want to do, we helped them figure out how they could “make it happen.” Honestly, the “story” is not so plausible in real […]
Hands-free linked to infertility?
Usually when we hear any findings that modern convenience, such as cell phones, bluetooth, may affect our health, we cross our fingers and hope that it is not true. However, this month, in a reputable journal Fertility and Sterility, Cleveland clinic researchers warn that using a hands-free device with a cell phone may affect your […]
Red, white, and blue.
Tomorrow will be September 11th. Don’t forget to wear your Red, White, and Blue. That was the year I was still living and working in a hospital in NYC. I remember volunteering for the Red Cross at Ground Zero and helping the families in distress. It makes you appreciate your family and loved ones even […]