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Dr Charmaine Ma MD, CCFP

PCOS- how it might affect you in your teens, 20’s, 30’s and beyond… (Part 1 of 3)

January 31, 2021

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a problem connected with hormone imbalance that I commonly see in my family practice. Women of different age groups present to my office with various concerns- from irregular periods to fertility problems to blood sugar dysregulation.
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PCOS- How do I know if I have it? (Part 2 of 3)

January 31, 2021

As mentioned in my previous post, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an illness affecting women that I commonly see in my family practice office.
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PCOS- what can I do about it? (Part 3 of 3)

January 31, 2021

As mentioned in my previous blog post we unfortunately do not have a ‘cure’ for PCOS. But given the different symptoms there are certainly things that we can do to optimize the associated problems...
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Family Medicine and Fertility

January 20, 2021

Fertility medicine is a very subspecialized field under obstetrics and gynecology. I have the great privilege to work alongside some amazing, dedicated and expert reproductive endocrinologist here at Olive.
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Olive Fertility’s Sharing About Health Series - Movember

November 20, 2020

Have you noticed more men with mustaches lately? Hopefully only through social media because it should’ve been covered by a mask! But if you’ve wondered what the moustache is all about- welcome to Movember!
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World Fertility Day

November 02, 2019

November 2, 2019 is World Fertility Day! Did you know that the first baby conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) was born in 1978? Since that milestone more than 40 years ago millions of babies have been born through IVF assistance.
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Is Zika still around?

September 03, 2019

I recently came back from a holiday trip and, as usual, became the ‘blood donor winner’ of the family by acquiring the most mosquito bites. This got me thinking back to the Zika virus terror that stunned the world in 2015.
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Diet and Fertility

August 12, 2019

In today’s multimedia age, coupled with endless food choices and specific meal plans, it is often difficult to differentiate what type of diet we should have in order to stay healthy.
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Natural products and fertility

July 15, 2019

Natural health products are often a topic that comes up during consultations. Many people are interested in improving their health through non-medicinal supplementations. But do we really need them? And when we buy them, do we know if they are safe?
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