Dr. Cindy Duke is a Hopkins & Yale trained Physician, Virologist, Blogger, Influencer & Clinical Assistant Professor. fertilitynevada.com, drcindyduke.com
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It has been 11 harrowing months since the dawn of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel SARS-Cov-2 virus which has swept across the globe at wildfire speed and thrusted the entire planet into sheer distress and indecision. Truth be told, humanity has been shaken to its core! COVID-19 has crippled economies and changed daily life, as we know it, for the foreseeable future.

For medical professionals, these past 11 months have been nothing short of a nightmare! Positioned at the front lines of this pandemic, we have had to combat this invisible enemy, that we had little information about, SARS-Cov-2 virus. Since the first news about the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, we have grown to learn more about the virus and its myriad disease presentations. Consequently, we have also witnessed a series of vaccine candidates enter the accelerated pipeline — serving as the hope and potential of a saving grace for a world that is aching for immediate relief. …


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As adults who are busy in our everyday lives, we tend to forget that sleep plays a major role in our overall health and well being. Oftentimes, we are so overwhelmed by the responsibilities that we forget to rest. However, we should never compromise quality sleep; especially if you are trying to boost your fertility.

Yes, as surprising as it may seem, sleep and fertility link to one another! Sleeping not only regulates the maintenance of healthy cells, it also refreshes and restores your brain and organ systems, including balancing all of your hormones; especially your reproductive hormones.

Beyond sleep’s impact on your overall health (and of course, the healthier you are, you get a better chance of conceiving), there have been studies which implicate that one’s sleep can greatly impact one’s fertility. For example, sleeping disorders usually contribute to a lot of other health problems. Specifically, for women, sleep deprivation can negatively affect their reproductive health. …


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A lot of factors can affect a woman’s fertility. One of these factors could be Fibroids, which are also more commonly known as Myomas. Fibroids are not as uncommon as people might think. They affect at least 7 out of 10 women. For Black women, the statistics are higher — Fibroids affect 9 out of every 10 Black Women.

So what are Fibroids and how do they affect one’s fertility? Let’s find out!

Fibroids, or also known as Myomas, are benign tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue and usually develop in the uterus. Although statistics say that about 70% to 80% of women will develop Fibroids, not all of them will show symptoms or would need treatment. …


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Through the years, the media attention for egg freezing and fertility preservation has been solely centered on women. However, unbeknownst to many, men can and should freeze their sperm too!

The process for sperm freezing is simpler than freezing eggs. All men really have to do is produce a sample and pay for the storage.

Sperm freezing, also known as cryopreservation, is a procedure of preserving healthy sperm cells at very low temperatures for use at a future date. Sperm are frozen using a special media that keeps sperm in liquid nitrogen at around minus 196°C. …


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When infertile patients, who have been trying for some time, get the positive pregnancy test result, they go through a roller coaster of emotions where their fear of “Will I get pregnant?” quickly turns into “How do I stay pregnant?”.

These fears and mixed emotions are totally understandable. A lot of infertile patients that get a positive pregnancy test result usually feel anxious about what they can do to help keep the pregnancy. This is why most of these patients often turn to spending hours diving down the internet rabbit hole, researching how they can keep the pregnancy safe.

Although doing your research and getting yourself educated is great, I really want you to know that it is so much better for you to simply enjoy your victory (it’s a big deal!) and directly ask your doctor questions about how you can keep the pregnancy safe. This way, all the tips are tailored to fit your particular situation and are not based on some generalization that you find on the internet. …


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Your Guide to Influencer Marketing by Dr. Cindy Duke

What do you consider when buying a product or contemplating a service? Was your decision made after suddenly remembering a replay of your favorite Youtuber inside your head or was it the jingle of the hook to an instagram or tik tok video? If you answered, Yes, you are not alone. That is just how our choices are affected by the channels we watch consistently on Youtube or the people we follow eagerly in social media. Influence is the biggest name of the game, in today’s marketplace. …


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With the proliferation of social media and ready access to the internet, sexual harassment and exploitation are at an unprecedented rate across the globe. We hear stories about people meeting up with strangers and the aftermath escalates to something heinous.

The #MeToo tsunami exposed the mind-blowing scope of sexual exploitation and it highlighted that it is imperative we understand that harassment and abuse come in many forms. Harassment and abuse are shapeshifters that are most times masked with ‘friendliness’, to shadow the dark and truest most sinister of intentions.

We talk a lot about girls and women who succumb to grooming. But, what can we do to prevent our loved ones from becoming a #MeToo statistic? What should we do to prevent our little boys from becoming future predators or victims, themselves? …


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Allow me to be straightforward and begin with some important reminders.

Our initial conservative estimates were that without any restrictions or social distancing, 50% of the American population will be infected with the novel SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, in the absence of strict nationwide exposure-reducing measures.

This was based on consistent numbers coming out of China where between 20–30% of adults who were infected developed serious coronavirus disease and required intensive hospitalization. We saw similar numbers from countries in the EU, with the healthcare system in Italy and Spain actually buckling under the unprecedented surge of coronavirus-related complications.

The United States has an adult population of more than 200 million. And because of the country’s high rates of chronic conditions, 11 million are considered to be at serious risk if infected with COVID-19. …


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Understanding Fertility: Tips to Conceive a Baby

I’m going to cut to the chase, we’ve been traditionally taught that sex creates babies. While this concept may be generally true, since the activity can involve the release of seminal fluid into the vaginal tract, it is important to know that the majority of day to day human sexual interactions do NOT yield pregnancy. For persons who are experiencing trouble with achieving pregnancy, modern technology can help make dreams of having a baby come true. At the Nevada Fertility Institute, patients are given a wide range of choices which when coupled with proven medical expertise can guide you towards the journey of creating life. …


Dr. Cindy Duke on #Goyaway Boycott: Do It for Your Health
Dr. Cindy Duke on #Goyaway Boycott: Do It for Your Health

A heated discussion spiced up yesterday when the chief executive officer of the most well known brand serving Hispanic and Latino households, Goya, expressed vociferous support for the president of the United States — a man who the majority would agree launched his campaign for presidency and subsequently enacted policies and edicts by expressing and demonstrating tremendous animus towards Hispanic and immigrant communities. Understandably, feeling betrayed by the CEO’s support of the president, people who long maintained loyalty to brand Goya immediately started calling for a boycott of their products. From a general point of view, this call for a boycott is powered by political reasons. …

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