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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,
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Diana Huang,
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Priya R. Patel,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.,MPH
Abigail Whetstone
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Medical Fact
 "I didn't know that!

Breast cancer occurs when cells divide and grow without their normal control.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) occurs when the abnormal cells grow inside the milk ducts, but have not spread to nearby tissue. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer.
Invasive breast cancer occurs when cancer cells spread to nearby tissue or other parts of the body.
Invasive breast cancer that spreads to other parts of the body is called metastatic breast cancer.  
We are full into the swing of Fall and lots of activities filling the air - as captured in this month's newsletter. 

This month we announce a new, advanced service offered at The Rubino OB/GYN Group - onsite mammograms. We recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness month with information on mammograms and facts on breast cancer.  We are very excited about our first upcoming Feminar! All topics in beauty and women's health will be covered. RSVP today to get a packed goodie bag. In addition, we provide information on a life improving service called Micro Finance. In our Healthy Living section, we discuss the health benefits of the popular pumpkin! We also ask you to join us in supporting Summit Speech, an outstanding organization. A special thank you to everyone who visited our booth at Bottle Hill Day - it was a fantastic event. And,  you'll find a new interesting "Medical Fact". 

If there is topic you would like covered in our newsletter, please e-mail us at
As always, we will continue to provide topics that are current, informative and important to your good health.  

The Rubino OB/GYN Group
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. 
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month BC
October is symbolized with pink ribbons - a reminder that this month is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Breast cancer touches people in many different ways. Whether you have gone through your own battle or have a mother, sister, friend, cousin that has, it is a diagnosis that has affected many women. 

Other than skin cancer,  breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. 

Mammograms are one of the most dependable tools available to diagnose breast cancer and can greatly lower the risks if detected early. 

The ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) recommends an annual mammogram starting at age 40.  If you are at higher risk, your doctor may suggest started mammograms a little earlier.   Women at average risk of breast cancer should have screening mammography every one or two years and  should continue screening mammography until at least 75 years.   Beyond age 75 years, the decision to discontinue screening mammography should be based on a shared decision making process informed by the woman's health status and longevity. Most breast cancers are found in women aged 50 or older. 

Breast cancer does not often show itself with symptoms, however, symptoms can include  any change in the size or the shape of the breast, pain in any area of the breast, nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood), and a new lump in the breast or underarm. 

Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known risk factors and no family history. However, if  you, or anyone in your family, has a known risk factor, it could be helpful to monitor changes in your breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2).  

Although  breast cancer screening  cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat. 

Fast Facts About Breast Cancer from the CDC
  • Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease.
  • Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men.
  • Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.
You're Invited! feminar
Join us for first "Feminar" event!

A free interactive seminar focusing on health, wellness and cures for women, including information on non-invasive procedures and our  new FemiLift vaginal rejuvenation.

All of your health questions, answered.

FREE to attend - you will leave with goodies. 

Free samples, top fashion magazines, refreshments, lots of raffles - including a grand prize of a Cruiser Bike from Hilltop Bikes in Summit ($350 value), free consultation on all things beauty related, valet parking, bathroom attendants...

October 18th, 7-9 pm 
Salon Eber, 284 Millburn Ave, Millburn

The first 100 to register receive a swag bag full of goodies and freebies:
973-671-1007 or
Improving Thousands of Lives Through Microfinance micro
Providing poor women with meaningful economic opportunity - that's the key to impacting thousands of lives and empowering women to succeed and work their way out of poverty.

The MicroDreams Foundation and its partner, South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Microfinance, invests in these women, and they have witnessed positive impact.

Through the microfinance program, MicroDreams/SPBD provides its members with business skills training, financial education and unsecured credit to start or grow income-generating businesses, improve housing conditions and educate their children.  Initial loans to members are approximately $500.  SPBD also provides savings accounts, insurance, money transfer and other credit products.

Meet Tipiloma.  "If I did not have access to the loans from 
SPBD, my  family and I would not have been able to improve our lives or our financial stability," said Tipiloma Kilifi from Tonga.  Tipiloma is a 46-year old exemplary entrepreneur, a wife, a mother of 7, and a grandmother of 5.  These days, she has a lot to be proud of - she runs a growing furniture refurbishment business and is steadily improving her business income.

Tipiloma has an excellent repayment history and is on her 8th loan of TOP 4,500 ($2,050 USD). She uses her loans to purchase the tools, material and inventory necessary to grow her business. She recently sold several refurbished sofas for TOP 1,500 each ($680/USD each).  She is also able to send her youngest child to school and to help pay for her grandchildren's education.

This was not always the case for Tipiloma.  She remembers clearly the days when she could not adequately feed her family nor send her older children to school because she did not have the bus fare.

Making An Impact.
There are so many inspiring women like Tipiloma, and all they need is a nudge in the right direction, training on setting up and managing a small business and easy access to financial help.  The women's initiative, determination to improve their lives and sheer hard work enable them to succeed.  

MicroDreams is proud to support the more than 45,000 deserving women microentrepreneurs and is working hard to reach thousands more. 

To see another member in action at her taro chip business, please click on the following link -

To learn more about our work and our inspiring women microentrepreneurs, please visit and

Article by Polly Kelekis, Chief Operating Officer, The MicroDreams Foundation.  
Photo credit: "SPBD Tonga."
Healthy Living - Pumpkins! healthyliving
October is the first full month of Fall and brings an abundance of rustic_pumpkin_pie.jpg autumn fruits and vegetables - most notably, pumpkins.
Pumpkins are much more than jack-o-lanterns and decorations. There are many health benefits to eating this rich fruit. Pumpkin offers loads of vitamins, potassium, carotenoids, phytosterols and much more. Want to know more about the health benefits associated with all of these great components?

Read on...

Following are some top health benefits:
  • Vitamin A - just one cup of cooked pumpkin contains over 200% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A (good for your eyes).
  • Carotenoids- pumpkins are rich is these, including beta-carotene, (converted to more Vit A).
  • Vitamin C - one cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than 11 milligrams of Vitamin C, or nearly 20 percent of the 60 milligrams recommended daily for women.
  • Potassium - pumpkins are loaded with potassium, an electrolyte & muscle replenisher. In fact, one cup has 564 milligrams vs. 422 in a banana. 
  • Fiber - one cup of pumpkin contains 3 grams of fiber and only 49 calories.  
  • Carotenoids - full of free-radical-neutralizing powers to protect the skin, reduce wrinkles and may help prevent cancer.
  • Amino acid tryptophan in the seeds help in the production of serotonin, a mood booster.
  • Phytosterols - similar to most most nuts and seeds, pumpkin seeds are naturally rich in these chemicals, shown in studies to help reduce LDL or "bad" cholesterol. 
Pumpkins are not just for carving & decorating. There are so many delicious, healthy ways to cook and enjoy pumpkin. It's important to keep in mind, pumpkin pies, baked treats and lattes are often laden with unhealthy fats and additives. There are many ways to alter recipes to enjoy all of the plentiful health benefits listed above. 
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Bottle Hill Day Funbottlehill
The Rubino OB/GYN Group participated in Madison's annual Bottle Hill Day on Saturday, October 7. The event has become a community celebration, drawing between 10,000 and 20,000 people to the heart of Madison every autumn.  
Dr. Rubino and our doctors spent time speaking to visitors about breast cancer detection, mammograms and healthy living. In addition to giving away snacks, water and breast cancer information, The Rubino OB/GYN Group also raffled off a brand new Liv Women's Beach Cruiser Bike.
As part of the Madison community, we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to spend the day meeting our neighbors and sharing important information about women's health. 

A special thank our event partners, Hilltop Bicycles and World of Rock.

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.

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