BRCA: The Breast Cancer Gene

BRCA: The Breast Cancer Gene

What is BRCA? BRCA refers to a gene, and the abbreviation stands for “The Breast Cancer Gene”. When patients are referred to as BRCA positive, this generally means they have a mutation of the BRCA gene. Patients with the BRCA gene have a much higher risk...
New Guidelines For Pregnancy Due Dates

New Guidelines For Pregnancy Due Dates

When are you due? When you are pregnant, a certain date becomes very important. It is a date you plan things around, and a date that you know will change everything. Traditionally due dates are calculated by last menstrual period. But now, doctors have new guidelines...
The Zika Virus and Pregnancy

The Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Over the last week we have received many calls about the Zika virus at Partners in Women’s Health. Currently there is limited information about Zika as this is a new and emerging threat to pregnant patients.  However, we would like to provide you with some basic...