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"Top Doc" - 10th Consecutive Year



 Feminar - Thank You!



New Online Appointment App 


Healthy Living: Adult Playtime!


In-House Mammograms 


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

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MAC Building
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Summit, NJ 07901

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Madison, NJ 07940

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Bayonne, NJ 07002

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


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Medical Fact
 "I didn't know that!

What causes the length of an umbilical cord is unknown. It reaches its full length at 28 weeks gestation. Usually, they are between 45-60 centimeters in length. In about 6% of pregnancies, the cord is shorter than 45 centimeters. The yolk sac forms the umbilical cord. After the egg is fertilized and divides, the sac develops. It is one of the first developments on the embryo. It helps bring nutrients from the mother to the baby, forming the umbilical cord.
A much deserved congratulations to NYC 2017 Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan - the first American woman to win in 40 years!

This month we share the news of Dr. Rubino's 10th consecutive year as "Top Doc". We provide information from a recent article discussing cord clamping and the impact of timing. In case you didn't see it, we also share a video from our first Feminar & how FemiLift has become mainstream. In addition, we provide information on an article that debunks a popular fertility test. To help make online appointments even easier, we present a new app. In our Healthy Living section, we share the benefits of adult playtime.  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
"Top Doc" 10 Years Strong topdoc
Dr. Rubino has received the recognition of "Top Doc" in the November issue of NJ Monthly for the 10th consecutive year. 

Every year, NJ Monthly asks 24,116 New Jersey doctors to tell them which of their fellow practitioners they consider New Jersey's best doctors. The result: The 2017 Jersey Choice list of the state's 1,117 Top Doctors, as chosen by their peers. 

An article on October 29th in the New England Journal revealed findings in delayed cord clamping in preterm infants and if it makes a difference. In short, the answer was, no. 

To determine if delayed cord clamping (greater than 60 seconds after birth) has any significant impact in major morbidity (complications) or reduces neonatal deaths, the authors in the Australian Placental Transfusion Study Collaborative Group performed an unblinded, randomized, controlled trial comparing delayed versus immediate clamping with respect to a composite outcome of death or major morbidity in preterm infants. 

The study's  conclusion determined among infants in our trial population, delayed clamping of the umbilical cord did not result in a lower incidence of the primary outcome of death or major morbidity by 36 weeks of postmenstrual age than immediate clamping. 

Essentially, delayed cord clamping in preterm infants 36 weeks and lower showed no benefit in major outcomes. 

The study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council [NHMRC] and the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre; APTS Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry number, ACTRN12610000633088.
Feminar - Thank You!feminar2
Thank you to everyone who attended our first Feminar event at the fabulous  Jose Eber   in Millburn, NJ. It was an incredible turnout, with many topics covered, including our 5-minute, non-invasive FemiLift vaginal rejuvination procedure. If you weren't able to attend, below is a video of Dr. Rubino addressing the attendees.
Innovations like FemiLift have catapulted women's health to a whole new dimension - allowing women to have procedures that would have normally been invasive and require an operating room, to now 5 minutes, in the office, with no downtime.

Studies show more than  15 million women  are 
suffering from a feminine health condition. The success of this non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation procedure has helped many women with issues like urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, painful sex, issues from breast cancer, menopause and so much more. The procedure has even been highlighted on several TV shows, including Bravo  episodes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Orange County.  RHOC star Kelly Dodd says "Vaginal rejuvenation surgery 'changed my life'".
For more information on the FemiLift vaginal rejuvenation procedure, visit our website or call our office: 973-736-1100 to schedule a free consultation. 
Large Study Debunks A Popular Fertility Test fertility
Research by NIEHS epidemiologist Donna Baird, Ph.D., and colleagues suggests an accepted predictor of fertility in women needs rethinking.

There is some good news for women who undergo a common fertility test that may result in what is normally considered unfavorable results.
Baird and colleagues funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), found that a common test to estimate the number of eggs remaining in a woman's ovaries does not predict fertility for older women with no history of infertility.

The study was published Oct. 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The research team followed 750 women, ages 30-44 years, who enrolled in the Time to Conceive study. The scientists were interested in a trio of hormones that are correlated with the number of eggs remaining in a woman's ovaries, which is known as ovarian reserve.

The  study suggests that younger women with biomarker levels indicating lower ovarian reserve should not become anxious that they won't be able to have a baby.  Egg quality may matter more than number of eggs.

The researchers designed this study to answer the important public health question of whether diminished ovarian reserve is a cause of infertility in women of late reproductive age. "These findings do not support the use of urinary or blood FSH tests or AMH levels to assess natural fertility for women with these characteristics," the authors concluded. The characteristics the authors referred to are women aged 30-44 years, without a history of infertility, who had been trying to conceive for 3 months or less.

Environmental Factor, Nov 2017; Steiner AZ, Pritchard D, Stanczyk FZ, Kesner JS, Meadows JW, Herring AH, Baird DD. 2017. Association between biomarkers of ovarian reserve and infertility among older women of reproductive age. JAMA (14):1367-1376.
Zoc Doc App Saves You Time zocdoc
Our practice offers the convenience of booking appointments online via ZocDoc, directly from the online booking button at the top of our website

Zoc Doc recently released a new app which allows patients to not only book an appointment from their phone, it also allows the ability to take a picture of insurance cards to expedite appointments and the  insurance verification process.

Zocdoc confirms if the insurance participates with the practice, prior to calling or making an appointment. 
We encourage all patients to download the app to help booking online appointment even easier. 
Healthy Living - Playtime! healthyliving
A recent article on, "Why Adults Should Play Too" explains that play is essential to our health. 

Below is an except from the article describing the intrinsic benefits of adult play: 

In addition to being the "action of a game", play is defined as recreational activity; especially: spontaneous activity  - it is an  is an essential element of human biology and psychology.

"It's such a big thing that people want to hold it down to make it something small. It's not small. It's so important," said Dr. Bowen White, physician and founding member of the  National Institute for Play , a nonprofit that supports research into the power of play.

"Play is so deeply ingrained in terms of our own evolutionary drive to survive, he said. "Play helps us connect with other people because we are open in a way that allows them to feel, maybe, this is a safe person to be with ...and fun to be around."

Play is a way of life, he said, that allows you to let your guard down, not be so serious and, as a result, connect better with others.

"We all come into the world knowing how to play," White said, adding that as adults, we shouldn't feel like we have to grow out of it.
"Play is essential to our health," he said. "If you want to have a fun life, you can't have a fun life without play."

Play should feel good, he said, adding that it has the opposite effect on the body as stress. Play often leads to laughter, which has been linked to  decreased stress and inflammation and may improve vascular health.
"Your blood pressure goes down," he said, and "you release dopamine." 

In addition, play also makes you more productive and better able to deal with challenges. 

Adult playtime is an important part of life.

Read the full article here.
On-Site Mammograms mammograms
The Rubino OB/GYN Group will soon be offering onsite mammograms in our West Orange office. 

We have partnered with ONsite Mammography, LLC which offers state-of--the-art, 3D mammography technology manufactured by Hologic. 

Patients will be able to have a mammogram the same day as their annual check-up. All mammograms will be read by radiologists who are experts in breast imaging interpretation. 

This new service supports our on-going goal of offering the most advanced procedures in women's health in the most convenient and efficient way. 

Scheduling for mammogram appointments will start in December. Please stay tuned for updates. 
Easy Access To Lab Reports labreports
You can find access to your lab reports right from our website :   The Rubino OB/GYN Group  

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

Office Announcements  announcements
8 AM Appointments
For your convenience, 8 am appointments are now available. Please call our main number 973-736-1100 to schedule. 

Pay Your Rubino OB/GYN Bills Online
Patients can pay their bills online at the following web site: 
Options include paying by credit card or echeck. 

Emmi Video Tutorials
Emmi is a free, online video tutorial that makes complex medical information simple and easy to understand. Emmi provides clear and concise step-by-step information on common health topics and procedures right on our website. Click here to find out more.

"Important Announcements" on Our Website
You can find important new developments and time-sensitive announcements (such as office closings) right on the upper right hand portion of our  home page .
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