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Mother's Day Workshop


New Clark Office


Endometriosis - What Is It? 


Healthy Living: Salad Recipes


Online Lab Results


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Office Announcements  


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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.
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Medical Fact
 "I didn't know that!

About 70 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure-that's 1 of every 3 adults. 

Women are about as likely as men to develop high blood pressure during their lifetimes. However, for people younger than 45 years old, the condition affects more men than women. For people 65 years old or older, high blood pressure affects more women than men.
This Mother's Day weekend, we wish all of the moms in our practice a special, joyful day with your loved ones.  As we move toward Memorial Day at the end of the month we hope the transition to summer is as enjoyable as the past seasons.

In this issue of our newsletter, we share a special Mother's Day event, sponsored by The Rubino OB/GYN Group. We announce the move of our Clark office to a new location in June. We discuss endometriosis and answer questions from the ACOG.  In our  Healthy Living section, we celebrate National Salad Month with healthy salad recipes. In addition, we provide information on how to easily access your lab results. And, you'll find a new interesting "Medical Fact". 

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Mother-Daughter Mind/Body Workshopmotherdaughter
It is so easy to watch the weeks and months fly by as you race your children to school, sports and extracurricular activities only to realize you have not had a chance to spend quality time with your children in a long time. 

This Mother's Day, take a moment to reconnect mentally and physically, together with your daughter. Take a break from your hectic lifestyle to stop and appreciate your surroundings. 

The Rubino OB/GYN Group is proud to sponsor a Mother-Daughter Mind/Body Workshop May 7th, the Saturday morning of Mother's Day weekend, from 8:15 - 10:30 am in the beautiful gardens of Reeves Reed Arboretum.

Working with master life coach, Deborah Munies, and certified fitness and nutrition trainer, Debra Karrat, you will learn tools to u nderstand how your mind and body are connected, l earn how to maximize your body's movement and get i nsightful nutrition tips on how to fuel your body.

The morning includes refreshments, goodie bags (with LOTS of fun stuff from local sponsors) and exciting raffle items. REGISTER HERE.
New Clark Office as Of June 6thClark
We are excited to announce we are moving our Clark office to a bigger and better  facility, 4 blocks from the current location.

New address as of June 6th:
67 Walnut Street, Suite 101
Clark, NJ 07066

The new office is a much larger, newly renovated space  within a modern facility. It includes  6 exam rooms & an on-site procedure room.

The current office will close as of June 3rd. 

We look forward to seeing you in the new facility!
Endometriosis - What Is It?endo
The following article is an excerpt from ACOG, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis  is a condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the uterus.

How common is endometriosis?
Endometriosis occurs in about one in ten women of reproductive age. It is most often diagnosed in women in their 30s and 40s.

Where does endometriosis occur?
Areas of endometrial tissue (often called implants) most often occur in the following places:
  • Peritoneum
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Outer surfaces of the uterus, bladderureters, intestines, and rectum
  • Cul-de-sac (the space behind the uterus)
How does endometriosis cause problems?
Endometriosis implants respond to changes in estrogen, a female hormone. The implants may grow and bleed like the uterine lining does during the menstrual cycle. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, inflamed, and swollen. The breakdown and bleeding of this tissue each month also can cause scar tissue, called adhesions, to form. Sometimes adhesions can cause organs to stick together. The bleeding, inflammation, and scarring can cause pain, especially before and during menstruation.

What is the link between infertility and endometriosis?
Almost 40% of women with infertility have endometriosis. Inflammation from endometriosis may damage the sperm or egg or interfere with their movement through the fallopian tubes and uterus. In severe cases of endometriosis, the fallopian tubes may be blocked by adhesions or scar tissue.

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
The most common symptom of endometriosis is chronic (long-term) pelvic pain, especially just before and during the menstrual period. Pain also may occur during sex. If endometriosis is present on the bowel, pain during bowel movements can occur. If it affects the bladder, pain may be felt during urination. Heavy menstrual bleeding is another symptom of endometriosis. Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms.

How is endometriosis diagnosed?
A health care provider first may do a physical exam, including a pelvic exam. However, the only way to tell for sure that you have endometriosis is through a surgical procedure called laparoscopy. Sometimes a small amount of tissue is removed during the procedure. This is called a biopsy.

How is endometriosis treated?
Treatment for endometriosis depends on the extent of the disease, your symptoms, and whether you want to have children. Endometriosis may be treated with medication, surgery, or both. When pain is the primary problem, medication usually is tried first.

What medications are used to treat endometriosis?
Medications that are used to treat endometriosis include pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and hormonal medications, including birth control pills, progestin-only medications, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists. Hormonal medications help slow the growth of the endometrial tissue and may keep new adhesions from forming. These drugs typically do not get rid of endometriosis tissue that is already there.

How can surgery treat endometriosis?
Surgery can be done to relieve pain and improve fertility. During surgery, endometriosis implants can be removed.

Does surgery cure endometriosis?
After surgery, most women have relief from pain. However, about 40-80% of women have pain again within 2 years of surgery. The more severe the disease, the more likely it is to return. Taking birth control pills or other medications after having surgery may help extend the pain-free period.

What if I still have severe pain that does not go away even after I have had treatment?
If pain is severe and does not go away after treatment, a hysterectomy may be a "last resort" option. Endometriosis is less likely to come back if your ovaries also are removed. If you keep your ovaries, endometriosis is less likely to come back if endometriosis implants are removed at the same time you have the hysterectomy.

There is a small chance that pain will come back even if your uterus and ovaries are removed. This may be due to endometriosis that was not visible or could not be removed at the time of surgery.

Healthy Living: National Salad Month healthyliving
"A salad a day keeps the doctor away." As May is National Salad Month, strawberry_salad.jpg its a good reminder to try to incorporate salad into your daily menu as often as possible.  "The  term "salad" dates all the way back to 14th Century Europe. Sal- comes from the Latin word for "salt"; -ad was derived from the Latin word for "ate," which is -ata. This was because salad dressings often contained oil, vinegar and salt. As the Romans expanded their empire, they took with them the salad. Each new territory contained new greens to use and new vinegar derived from regional wines, thus the diversity in what a salad is made of."

Today a salad can include almost anything from varying types of lettuces to grains, cheeses and vegetables. Having a healthy salad almost every day will help ensure you get your daily servings of veggies, proteins and even grains. It's important to try to select ingredients enriched and fortified with vitamins and minerals for the most health benefits and keep your dressings in check so not to add empty calories.

Below are some great, easy salad recipes to enjoy this month!

15 Best Easy and Healthy Salad Recipes

It's a great month for salads.
Easy Access To Lab Reportslabreports
Did you know you have easy access to  your lab results 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, not only for The Rubino OB/GYN Group but for all 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.  

We also provide links to access both sites and to our patient portal right on 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.


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