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Dr. Leondires Authored "Lyme Disease and Infertility" in Natural Nutmeg

by Katie Gaines

Dr. Mark Leondires wrote an article titled "Lyme Disease and Infertility" published in the August issue of Natural Nutmeg magazine. You can read the full article below. 

 

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Topics: Infertility, RMACT Doctors

Women's Expo

by Katie Gaines

Women's Expo

 

Please join us for St. Vincent's Southern Connecticut Women's Expo at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. 


Saturday, September 21, 2013 | 11am - 5pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 11am - 5pm

Come and experience: 
- Shopping with hundreds of unique vendors
- Health Screenings
- Pet Adoption
- FREE samples
- Beauty Makeovers
- Psychic Readings
- Prize Giveaways
- Live Demonstrations
- FREE lectures on health related topics

RMACT will be exhibiting at their own booth!

TICKET PRICE:
Admission price is $10.00, kids 12 and under are free. Parking fee of $5.

FOOD & BEVERAGES: Food & beverages are available during all show hours for a full lunch, snacks or refreshments.

SPECIAL ACCESS: There are handicap parking spaces on the ground floor level, no elevators or escalators. Wheelchairs, stollers and walkers will have every possible advantage.

This event attracts thousands of women that want to shop for the latest products and services in fashion, beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, financial planning, careers, home, education and much more!


For more information and to purchase tickets click here


Women's Expo

Topics: Women's Expo, Seminars, Health

Cynthia Murdock, MD is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor

by Katie Gaines

Peers Recognize RMACT Fertility Specialist for Her Excellence in Reproductive Endocrinology

 

NORWALK, CT (July 23, 2013) – Dr. Cynthia Murdock, a fertility specialist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), has been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which conducts a rigorous, peer-reviewed assessment of local doctors, compiles the list of Top Doctors to help patients find the best healthcare providers.  Dr. Murdock was chosen by her peers as one of Connecticut’s top fertility specialists based on her outstanding work with patients who need help getting pregnant and building their families.

 

"Working with fertility patients gives me the opportunity to use sophisticated medicine and science to make a difference in their lives,” says Dr. Murdock, who is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology.  “To me, this award recognizes the importance of successful fertility treatment to my patients.”

 

Dr. Murdock earned a BA in biology at Cornell University and an MD at Creighton University School of Medicine where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed her residency at Creighton University Medical Center where she was named Berlex Best Teaching Resident. In 2003 she completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health. An experienced researcher, Dr. Murdock has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed studies and presented at several of the most prestigious conferences in the field of reproductive medicine. The focus of much of her research has been on estrogen receptors, hypothalamic neuron function, and precocious puberty.

 

Dr. Murdock is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, as well as a Fellow of the American College of


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Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Murdock was previously an assistant clinical professor at Creighton University School of Medicine and a staff physician with Reproductive Health Specialists at Nebraska Methodist Hospital. She has also served as an Assistant Professor of OB-GYN at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

 

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

 

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, RMACT Doctors

Fertility Practice Hosts Support Group for Single Women Considering Parenthood

by Katie Gaines

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT Empowers Women to Share Their Concerns, Questions and Hopes for Parenthood as Single Women

 

NORWALK, CT (July 11, 2013) – On Tuesday, July 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will host a group discussion and social gathering for single women interested in parenthood. Facilitated by RMACT’s psychologist Lisa Tuttle, PhD, the support group may include topics such as choosing a sperm donor; talking to friends, family, and co-workers; creating a strong support system; how to talk with your child(ren) about donor conception.

 

“Over the past several years, especially now that egg freezing technology has greatly improved, we have seen increased interest from single women who want to start a family,” says Dr. Lisa Tuttle, a clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience helping fertility patients. “Our RMACT Team wants to support and empower these women by educating them about the medical and psychosocial aspects of using a sperm donor.”

 

The discussion will give women a chance to meet other like-minded women, and to talk about the decisions related to being a single mother. It is also a chance to voice their anxieties and excitement, and to find support from others in a similar situation.

 

When: Tuesday, July 23

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: RMACT Norwalk Office; 10 Glover Avenue

 

Please go to www.rmact.com/events for a complete list of RMACT seminars and classes on topics such as preconception wellness and Fertile Yoga.

 

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

 

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

 

Topics: Support, Single Female

Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz Interviewed on WICC Radio About Fertility

by Katie Gaines

 

Last Friday, April 26 2013, Dr. Hurwitz was interviewed by DJ Tony on WICC radio about infertility, secondary infertility and the impact of age. He discussed the work we do with patients everyday here at RMACT, encompassing everything from simple solutions to more advanced medical treatments. Dr. Hurwitz encouraged listeners to be proactive about their fertility. 

 

Please listen below to hear Dr. Hurwitz on WICC.

 

Topics: Women's Expo, RMACT Doctors

RMACT Launches Website for Spanish-Speaking Infertility Patients

by Katie Gaines

Fertility Practice Creates Website for Hispanic Audience 

NORWALK, CT (April 30, 2013) – Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), Fairfield County’s leading fertility practice and egg donation center, is launching a new website for Spanish-speaking infertility patients. Fairfield County’s Hispanic population, which is about 161,106 people or 17.4% of the County’s total population (925,899)[1], would benefit from a Spanish language fertility center website.

 

The new website, which can be found by clicking on the Spanish flag at www.rmact.com, contains over 100 pages of information about infertility, treatments and even a glossary of infertility terms. Like RMACT’s main website, this website has a section that outlines what new patients can expect during their first visits, including a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist and diagnostic testing. It also describes a range of treatment options, ranging from non-invasive paths such as nutrition counseling to sophisticated procedures such as vitro fertilization (IVF) and Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS), or as they known in Spanish, Fecundación in vitro and Cribado pancromosómico. 

 

“For many of our patients, online research is their first step to learning about infertility and to making a plan for starting a family,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of RMACT. “We hope that this website can help Spanish-speaking patients understand their options and help them feel less isolated. It is important for patients to have a firm understanding of their diagnosis and to feel confident in their treatment plan.”

 

RMACT believes all patients benefit from learning about infertility, treatment options and how their overall health affects their chances of successfully getting pregnant. In addition to written and online materials, RMACT offers seminars, peer support groups, Fertile Yoga classes and teach classes for patients whose treatment includes injections.  In 2012, RMACT hosted 32 seminars for patients and the general public with topics that included nutrition, reproductive health, stress management, preconception health and infertility factors for men and women.

 

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

 

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.



[1] http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/09/09001.html

 

 

Topics: RMACT, Fertility clinic

Shout Out to Dr. Hurwitz on Fertility Authority

by Katie Gaines

Fertility Authority published an excellent article titled "What You Need to Know about Fertility Clinic Success Rates." It discusses how to read pregnancy rates and what to look for, such as the number of embryos transferred and live birth rates. Dr Hurwitz is quoted and does a great job explaining how to interpret SART data. This is a great read and is not to be missed!

Topics: Fertility, SART, Support

RMACT Joins RESOLVE

by Katie Gaines

RMACT Joins RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

To Observe National Infertility Awareness Week®

National Public Education Initiative Takes Place April 21-April 27, 2013

 

NORWALK, CT (April 22, 2013) – Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will recognize National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW), April 21 through April 27, joining millions of women and men fighting the disease of infertility, healthcare professionals, psychologists and other thought leaders to promote greater awareness about infertility.

 

RESOLVE works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options.

 

“Fertility education is an important part of our practice throughout the year, and especially during NIAW,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, medical director of RMACT, which hosted 32 educational seminars for patients and the general public last year. “Our goal is to help women and men find answers and get the support they need to make important medical decisions and address the medical, emotional, social and economic challenges infertility can present.”

 

Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s President/CEO, says: “The theme of National Infertility Awareness Week® is ‘Join the Movement,’ and RESOLVE is delighted to work with practices and organizations across the country to call attention to the disease of infertility. This is a wonderful week when our community comes together to rally around the cause of infertility.”

 

RESOLVE’s NIAW 2013 is supported by its NIAW Partners: EMD Serono, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, First Response, Freedom Fertility Pharmacy, Merck, OptumHealth, OvaScience, Rite Aid, Shady Grove Fertility, and Univfy.

 

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

 

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

 

About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.

 

About National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW)

Founded by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, NIAW is a movement that raises awareness about the disease of infertility and encourages the public to take charge of their reproductive health. Each year the infertility community comes together for one week to focus on ensuring that people trying to conceive know the guidelines for seeing a specialist when they are trying to conceive; enhancing public understanding that infertility is a disease that needs and deserves attention; and educating legislators about the disease of infertility and how it impacts people in their state. In 2010 NIAW became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit www.resolve.org/niaw.

 

 

 

Topics: Infertility Awareness, Support

Fertility Authority Interviewed Dr. Joshua Hurwitz and Lisa Rosenthal

by Katie Gaines

 

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz and Lisa Rosenthal were interviewed by Fertility Authority on the benefits of Yoga and Low Impact Exercise during fertility treatment. Check out the article titled "Finding Balance During Fertility Treatment" on FertilityAuthority.com.

 

Fertile Yoga Class 

 

 

Topics: Support, Fertility Treatment, Yoga, RMACT Doctors