New Blog Location!

Hello everyone and happy 2021! Dr. Polcino’s blog has moved to a new website location: http://drpolcino.com Please visit this URL address to continue reading Dr. Polcino’s newest recipe posts!  If you have been following his blog, you will need to follow the blog at this new location to keep receiving his latest updates and posts. …

New Hope for Women with Ovarian Cancer

A recent medical article reviewed that the ten year survival rate of patients who were treated for ovarian cancer has been increasing and now may be approaching 30%.  This is an exciting report, and it suggests that the current medical and surgical treatments are starting to have a positive effect on survival rates. Early diagnosis…

Why Testing for Thrombophilia Before Using Birth Control Is Important

Raquel Goldstein, RPA-C, MS, is a physician assistant at Dr. Polcino’s office. Today she speaks about thrombophilia’s effect on a woman using birth control. Since about 10% of women will carry thrombophilia, it is important to be informed about this genetic trait and what is recommended if it is identified. My vimeo channel: vimeo.com/channels/drpolcino Web: dr-polcino.com Facebook: facebook.com/DrPolcino Twitter: twitter.com/DrPolcino

One Viable Method to Prevent Preterm Labor

Preterm birth rates continue to rise in the United States and are a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality.  Low-dose aspirin has been researched as a possible inexpensive and safe medication to help reduce the incidence of preterm birth. Aspirin helps by reducing uterine contractility and inflammation.  Many medical issues such as the fetus…

What Could Happen if You Smoke During Pregnancy?

We all know that cigarette smoking is a health hazard.  In pregnancy, smoking spreads that hazard to the baby as well as the mom.  The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides us with the following information: It is reported that 10% of women smoke during the last 3 months of pregnancy 50% of women…

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing – When Should You Consider This?

…..Let us return to our review of non-invasive prenatal testing for abnormalities of the fetal chromosomes. …..This testing is supported by the professional societies, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  It is not a testing program that is offered to all pregnant women at this time, and there are certain indications for considering…