How Pesticides Might Affect Men’s Sexual Health

dailyRXMom’s advice to eat plenty of veggies still rings true, but men might want to do so with some caution. High-pesticide fruits and vegetables might damage men’s sexual health. A new study from Harvard found that men who ate vegetables and fruits with the highest levels of pesticide residues had lower sperm counts and fewer normal sperm.

Is Protein Juno The Key to Understanding Fertilization?

The discovery of a protein vital to the complex dance that allows an egg and sperm to combine to form an embryo may lead to new options for fertility treatments. Named for the Roman goddess of fertility, the newly discovered Juno protein is present on the surface of an egg cell. It binds with its […]

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2014-2019 Strategic Plan

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine held a retreat in April 2014 in order to develop the Strategic Plan for the organization to span the years 2014-2019.  The goals of the Strategic Plan encompass the following:  Communications, Continuous Professional Development, Impacting Reproductive Care, Research, Engaging the Profession, Global Outreach, and Organizational Stability.  “The ASRM is […]

AFRM partners with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation services for women with cancer prior to treatment for cancer

The Livestrong Foundation provides the full range of resources for women and men who unfortunately have been diagnosed with cancer. AFRM has partnered with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation for women and men who unfortunately have cancer.  “Fertility preservation is performed prior to cancer therapies that are necessary to treat cancer […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes a study looking at the importance of changes in microRNA in erectile dysfunction due to blood flow issues related to poor diet.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was involved with research to look at possible biologic changes in penis in men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and the findings were recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. MicroRNAs are molecules that regulate gene expression and play roles in blood vessel injuries and changes. This study used an animal model […]

How Even Borderline Low T Might Affect Your Health

dailyRXEven if you’re close to having low testosterone but not quite there, you still might encounter some related health problems.
A new study found that men with borderline testosterone levels had high rates of depression and other health problems.

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi Receives His 7th Consecutive Year of Patients’ Choice Award

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi, the female fertility specialist of Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, has again been honored with Patients Choice Award, making him a recipient of this distinction for a rare 7 consecutive years (2008-2014). Patient’s Choice Award is a national award that recognizes physicians who have consistently received high marks in all areas […]