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101 Old Short Hills Rd
Atkins-Kent Building, Suite 101
W. Orange, NJ 07052

33 Overlook Rd.
MAC Building
Suite 108
Summit, NJ 07901

340 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940

731 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002

67 Walnut Avenue, Suite 101
Clark, NJ 07066

Robert J. Rubino,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Audrey A. Romero, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Lisa Abeshaus,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Jacqueline Saitta, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Allan D. Kessel,
M.D ., F.A.C.O.G.
Diana Huang,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Priya R. Patel,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.,MPH
Meryl Kahan,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Abigail Whetstone
D.O., jF.A.C.O.G.

Vivian Chou
M.D., F.A.C.O.G
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Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States
One in eight women in the United States will be  diagnosed  with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.

Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Although  breast cancer in men  is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.

Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today. 
We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather as we officially welcome Fall.

In this issue of our newsletter, we recognize breast cancer awareness month with risk and screening guidelines. The Rubino OB/GYN Group now has an active Facebook page - please "Like" us. We share a statement from ACOG on funding for the Zika virus. In addition, we have posted our flu clinic schedule, by location. In our  Healthy Living section, we share two valuable wellness workshops, right in The Rubino OB/GYN Group location. Finally, we ask you to please pardon our appearance in our Madison location as we remodel the space. And, you'll find a new interesting "Medical Fact". 

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As always, we will continue to provide topics that are current, informative and important to your good health.  

The Rubino OB/GYN Group
Breast Cancer Awarenessbreastcancer
It's October - which means the pink ribbon is abound. It's an important time of the year as we are reminded about breast cancer awareness and screenings. 

Memorial Sloan Cancer Center has released Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines, as noted below:

Women at average risk:
  • no symptoms
  • no history of invasive breast cancer (breast cancer that has spread beyond the milk ducts, or lobules); ductal or lobular carcinoma in situ (abnormal cells that are confined to the milk duct, or lobule); or atypia, which is also known as atypical hyperplasia (a form of benign breast disease)
  • no family history in a first-degree relative (parent, sibling, or child) and no suggestion or evidence of a hereditary syndrome
  • no history of mantle radiation (a radiation therapy used to treat Hodgkin's disease and some other conditions)
Women at above-average risk:
  • family history of breast cancer (for example, one first-degree relative - a parent, sibling, or child - who has had breast cancer)
  • atypia, also known as atypical hyperplasia (a form of benign breast disease), or lobular carcinoma in situ (abnormal cells that are confined to the milk duct, or lobule)
  • history of having been treated with mantle radiation (a radiation therapy used to treat Hodgkin's disease and some other conditions) before the age of 32
Recommendation of Memorial Sloan Kettering doctors:
The following breast cancer screening guidelines are based on four different levels of risk. They recommend that women in any of these categories perform an optional monthly breast self-examination (BSE) beginning at age 20. They also advise women to be aware of changes in their breasts. If you are at higher-than-average risk for breast cancer, you should discuss with your doctor whether you should have additional screening tests.

If you are at average risk:
  • annual clinical breast examination (CBE) beginning at age 25
  • annual mammography beginning at age 40
If you have a family history of breast cancer:
  • CBE every three to six months starting at the same time as the earliest diagnosis in your family
  • annual mammography starting no later than ten years before the age of the earliest diagnosis in the family (but not earlier than age 25 and not later than age 40)
  • consider annual MRI and mammography at alternating six-month intervals
If you have ever been diagnosed with atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ:
  • CBE every three to six months
  • annual mammography beginning at the time of your diagnosis
If you have had mantle radiation:
  • CBE every three to six months beginning at the time of your radiation treatment
  • annual mammography starting eight years after your radiation treatment
  • consider annual MRI 
Every day a friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is important to get screened to ensure optimal health.
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The Rubino OB/GYN now has an interactive Facebook page.
The page will post important information including office closings, flu clinics, office announcements and schedule changes. In addition, the practice will post current events, newsworthy articles and fun tidbits. 

Please take a minute now to "Like" the page to ensure you are kept in-the-loop: 
ACOG Statement: Ob-Gyns Applaud U.S. Congress for Passing Zika Funding Package, September 29, 2016
Washington, DC - Thomas Gellhaus, M.D., President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), released the following statement regarding the passage of a Zika funding package by the U.S. Congress:

"The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) applauds the U.S. Congress for last night's passage of a bipartisan, comprehensive Zika funding package. Congress has finally treated Zika like the emergency it is and shown the American people that it is capable of rising above partisanship for the health of its citizens.

"ACOG stands with peer organizations and government agencies in the fight to prevent and respond to the Zika virus and support the care and treatment of all people affected by it. Since earlier this year, ACOG has been insistent that Congress pass emergency funding to further Zika vaccine development, research and prevention.

While ACOG is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide ob-gyns across the continental United States and US territories with the most up-to-date information, the frightening reality is that there are still more questions than answers. 

"The fight against the spread of Zika cannot be won without the resources to support responsive and proactive solutions. This comprehensive funding package is essential to our success and the health of women and babies.

"We now look forward to the Continuing Resolution (CR), which includes the emergency funding to fight Zika, to head to President Obama's desk to be signed into law."
Flu Clinics Now Availableflu
The offices, days and times of the clinics are as follows:

West Orange:
Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursdays & Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mondays & Thursdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The clinics will run every week while supplies last and are open to everyone, 18 and older, with a priority to pregnant patients.
Walk ins welcome - no appointment necessary.
Most insurance companies cover the flu shot at 100%, without a 
co-pay*. Take a step toward keeping healthy this winter and get vaccinated.

*Patients new to our practice will be charged out-of-pocket costs.
Healthy Living: Wellness Workshopsnutrition
Primary Care Physicians Group, located in the same office as The Rubino OB/GYN Group, is offering two great wellness programs:

Feel Better - Stress Less
A research team at Harvard found that mindfulness meditation can yoga-woods-woman.jpg change the structure of the brain.  Eight weeks of mindfulness-based stress reduction was found to affect the hippocampus and other areas of the brain which govern learning and memory and are associated with emotion regulation.  There were also decreases in brain cell volume of the amygdala, which is responsible for fear, anxiety, and stress.
Most importantly, the subjects reported a decrease in fear, anxiety and stress and an increase in an overall sense of well-being.
Fundamentals of Mindfulness Course
This 8-week course meets once a week, for one hour.
Explore the most popular evidence-based stress reduction techniques rooted in ancient wisdom traditions.
You will leave each session feeling renewed, relaxed and well-equipped with newfound knowledge and tools that you can access anytime, anywhere life takes you. 
Tuesday evenings 7:30-8:45 pm
September 27th-November 15th (ok to join late)
Course fee:  $300
NEW Wellness Wednesdays  
Every Wednesday of September and October, Primary Care Physicians Group will offer complimentary lifestyle modification consultations to create an individualized, physician-monitored health and wellness coaching program.
You will meet with their wellness coach, Sally Younghans, to  review how your diet habits, physical environment, exercise and stress are affecting your health and s et personal goals for weight reduction, improved nutrition, energy, activity level and better aging.
The Health and Wellness Coaching program will be under the supervision of Dr. Susan Rubino to ensure a comprehensive approach to achieving your optimal health.
Appointments are required - no walk-ins please.
Both programs are held at 
Primary Care Physicians Group
101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 101, West Orange
Call today to register or make an appointement: 973-736-4430
New Madison Office madison
New 8am AppointmentsAMappts
Please note, as of August, 
The Rubino OB/GYN Group is now  offering 8 am appointments in select office locations. 

The times will be on a 6 week rotating schedule that changes weekly.

If you would like to take advantage of this new early time availability, please request it when making your next appointment and our office staff will strive to accommodate your time and location. 
Easy Access To Lab Reports labreports
Reminder: you have easy access to  your lab results 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for many of your doctors.

There are two major clinical laboratories for most patient tests: LabCorp and Quest. Simply register on their websites for access to your personal records.  

Convenient links to both sites are provided on our website: The Rubino OB/GYN website

Our patient portal is specific to your records from The Rubino OB/GYN Group only and allows you to access your health history, update your profile page, request a prescription, submit a clinical question and access upcoming appointments. If you have not already received a username and password, please request one from our office.

Pay Your Bill Onlinepayonlinebills

You can pay your Rubino OB/GYN Group bills online right from the checkbook-pen.jpghomepage of our website. Simply click on the button at the top of the page that says "New! Pay Your Bill Online!".

Options include paying by credit card or  echeck. It is an easy one-time registration to create a password.


For easy reference, the direct link is: Pay My Bill

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Options include paying by credit card or echeck. 

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