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Women's Vitality and Happiness: at Any Age

Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital. In this issue, we focus on women’s health in the reproductive years and during the menopause transition, both times of dramatic physical changes that require special medical care. We begin with an article about assisted reproductive technology. You’ll learn that current advances in this field help many couples achieve successful fertilization, and also provide many tools to ensure that these special babies are born healthy.

Highlights from This Issue
Welcome

Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital. In this issue, we focus on women’s health in the reproductive years and during the menopause transition, both times of dramatic physical changes that require special medical care.

Fertility matters

From infertility to a healthy pregnancy challenging but possible
Technology to help people with infertility challenges continues to progress quickly, and the final goal isn’t just successful fertilization, but also delivery of a healthy baby.

High-risk pregnancy Special care required

Know how to deal with high-risk pregnancy to make the nine months of gestation a joyful and memorable experience.

NICU-Expertise for all infants

NICU takes new steps in neonatal care expertise for all infants
Bumrungrad’s NICU expands its services to cover neonatal care for all newborns, in addition to its renowned care for young babies born with disorders.

M.D. Focus Get to know our doctors

Meet four Bumrungrad physicians who share their thoughts on a range of healthcare topics.

Happy menopause

For a happy menopause … Be prepared before it happens Menopause can be the most challenging phase of a woman’s life. But with proper preparation she can manage and minimize the symptoms of this natural process and keep enjoying all the good things life offers as she ages.

Health Briefs

Exposure
 to
 aluminum 
may 
reduce 
male fertility
Male fertility and sperm count have suffered a decline during the past few decades. Exposure to aluminum from a variety of sources, from tin, foil, antacids, utensils to deodorant, could be a significant cause. Researchers from the Universities of Lyon and Saint-Etienne in France and Keele University in the UK used a fluorescence microscope to scrutinize an aluminum-specific stain. This experiment confirmed that aluminum is a common contaminant in semen and inside individual sperm.

Q & A

A healthy child is the fundamental goal for every parent-to-be. But how can parents help ensure their offspring will be normal and able to live full and happy lives? Their adherence to a healthy lifestyle before, during and even after childbirth is one of the key factors to a successful pregnancy.

News from Bumrungrad International

Bumrungrad 
International 
hosts
 seminar
 on 
latest technology 
to
 suppress 
preterm 
birth
At the forefront of the medical community’s efforts to prevent preterm birth, Bumrungrad International Hospital organized an academic seminar and meeting for international maternal-fetal medicine specialists. At the second International BH MFM Meeting 2014 these experts exchanged knowledge regarding new technologies in the field.