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Center Annoucements

November 2014 - Bethesda Fertility Center Offering Free IVF Cycle Christmas Lottery

August 2014 - Kasey Reynolds MD joins Bethesda Fertility Center as area’s newest female infertility specialist

January 2014 - High-Powered Microscope Helps Identify Healthier Sperm for IVF Through IMSI

October 2013 - Bethesda Fertility Center to Offer Free IVF Cycle Christmas Lottery

February 2013 - Bethesda Fertility Center to offer free IVF cycle for Mother’s Day

Media Coverage

March 2015 – (March 4) Channel 12 interviews Center physician Kasey Reynolds, MD about the importance of vitamin D in overall women’s health, especially during pregnancy.

February 2015 – (Feb. 6) Channel 12 interviews Center about a new technology recently approved in Britain called 3-parent IVF.

January 2015 – (Jan. 15) Channel 9 interviews Center physician Kasey Reynolds, MD about the importance of women knowing their risk for breast and ovarian cancers so they can be proactive in preserving their fertility. Read story or watch video.

December 2014 – (Dec. 11) Channel 9 interviews Center about fertility treatment options available to women who have cancer.

July 2014 – (July 24) Channel 12 interviews Center Reproductive Studies Lab Director Pradeep Warikoo, PhD regarding a new procedure called Third Parent IVF.

May 2014 – Center physician Isela Robertshaw, MD and Reproductive Studies Lab Director Pradeep Warikoo, PhD have published their article, “The Effect of Paternal Age on Outcome in Assisted Reproductive Technology Using the Ovum Donation Model” in the medical journal Reproductive Sciences, Volume 21, Issue 5, May 2014.

September 2013 – (Sept. 17) WVXU radio’s “Cincinnati Edition” features Center interview in a discussion about “Infertility Causes and Treatments.”

May 2013 – In the wake of Angelina Jolie's announcement that she had a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA mutation, Dr. Mazen Abdallah weighs in on genetic factors of cancer in women. Watch news video.

November 2012 – Center physician Mazen Abdallah, MD, named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2013 by Best Doctors Inc. The highly regarded list results from exhaustive polling of more than 45,000 U.S. physicians.

December 2011 – Channel 12 covers center’s accomplishment as first in the Tristate to achieve pregnancy and birth using frozen eggs.

June 2011 – (June 17) Channel 12 covers center’s accomplishment as first in Tristate to achieve pregnancy with preimplantation genetic screening. TV segment features Monroe couple and interviews center physician Mazen Abdallah, MD. Watch news video.

May 2011 – (May 6) Pulse Journal interviews Clarksville couple for Mother’s Day feature. The couple has three children conceived with the help of the Bethesda Fertility Center.

May 2001 – (May 30) The Cincinnati Post reports on the center’s success with the first baby born in Ohio (and only the second in the country) with the help of a rare technique for freezing extremely low counts of sperm using hamster eggs.

May 2001 - Channel 2 in Dayton reports on the center's pregnancy accomplishment with a rare technique for freezing extremely low counts of sperm using hamster eggs.

May 2001 - (May 23) The Cincinnati Enquirer interviews Center in article on egg donation.

May 2001 - Center Ovum Donation Program Coordinator Ann Bertsche, RN, is interviewed by Cincinnati Woman Magazine regarding egg donation.

April 2001 - (April 20) The Cincinnati Enquirer interviews Center in article, “Blood test can help predict infertility: Give odds whether IVF would work.” Article focuses on how many women are wasting thousands of dollars on near-hopeless IVF treatments because they aren't getting, or don't know about, a blood test to screen for ovarian reserve (egg quantity and quality.)

March 2001 - USA Today mentions the center's pregnancy accomplishment with a rare technique for freezing extremely low counts of sperm using hamster eggs.

March 2001 - National network affiliates in Toledo, Houston, Norfolk, Va., and Los Angeles report on the center's pregnancy accomplishment with a rare technique for freezing extremely low counts of sperm using hamster eggs.

March 2001 - The Cincinnati Post (March 10 edition) and local Cincinnati TV stations (Channel 12, Channel 19 and Channel 9) report on the center's pregnancy accomplishment with a rare technique for freezing extremely low counts of sperm using hamster eggs.

February 2001 - Channel 5's Monica Abler interviews a Center couple about their success on becoming pregnant with donated eggs.

January 2001 - (Jan. 24) Center is quoted in The Cincinnati Enquirer article, "Success rates improve for fertility clinics: Good grades for Cincinnati facilities."

November 2000 – Center physician Jennifer Thie, MD, is featured in Cincinnati Magazine.

October 2000 – Center Physician Jennifer Thie MD is quoted by Cincinnati Woman Magazine in an overview article about infertility. Center patient also interviewed.

October 2000 – Center Laboratory Director Pradeep Warikoo, PhD is quoted by Frontline Magazine regarding blastocyst culture.

September 2000 – Center interviewed by Channel 9 regarding a Reuters News story reporting on the possibility of disposable diapers having an adverse effect on fertility.

February 2000 - (Feb. 7) Bethesda Center featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer article, “Tristate clinic improves odds.” Article reported Center's success in reducing high order multiple births using blastocyst (more mature embryos) transfers.

February 2000 - Center is interviewed by WVXU-FM on "How to choose a fertility center."

February 2000 - Center is quoted by Cincinnati Woman Magazine in article, "Infertility Facts and Myths."

November 1999 - Center patient who was interviewed in May by WUBE-FM (B105) regarding her desire for donated eggs thanks the B105 listening audience for their response and reported that she did receive an egg donor and did become pregnant.

October 1999 - Center is quoted in Cincinnati Woman Magazine regarding "How to Choose a Fertility Center."

June 1999 - Center is featured by Indian Hill Living for Father’s Day article.

June 1999 - Center offers advice in Mason Community Press column on general infertility topics.

May 1999 - Center Physician Jennifer Thie MD is featured by the Hilltop Press in article titled, "Thie Living Her Dream".

May 1999 - Bethesda Center patient awaiting donor eggs is interviewed on WUBE-FM (B105) Morning Show prompting 50 callers to the center for more information on egg donation.

May 1999 - Center is interviewed by WUBE's Public Affairs program concerning general infertility issues.

April 1999 –Center patient on a waiting list for donor eggs appeals to WUBE-FM (B105) listening audience for egg donors.

April 1999 - Channel 9 interviews Center regarding its new area-first procedure of freezing as few as one sperm in the empty zona (egg shell) of hamsters.

April 1999 – Center is interviewed by Channels 5 and 19 regarding the extensive precautions taken at Bethesda to avoid egg/sperm/embryo mix-ups (prompted by a national headline story in New York where the wrong egg was used to create an embryo containing only the father's genetic material.)

February 1999 - Center listed in The Cincinnati Enquirer article "Rates here below U.S. average" as having a live birth success rate for women over 35 that is ABOVE the national average.

November 1998 – Center is interviewed by WVXU-FM radio program “Well Informed.”

June 1998 – Center is quoted by The Cincinnati Post for an article on embryo adoption.

June 1998 - Center is quoted in Cincinnati Woman Magazine regarding ovum donation.

April 1998 - Channel 19 "News in the Morning" and Channel 5 feature Center regarding new ultrasound guided embryo transfer technology.

March 1998 – Center is quoted by Cincinnati Woman Magazine in an overview article about infertility.

February 1998 – Bethesda Center success rates reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer as part of the Centers for Disease Control’s release of national infertility statistics on its website.

January 1998 - Channel 5 interviews Center physician Jennifer Thie MD about a new procedure being performed in other parts of the country that claims to help parents choose the sex of their baby.

May 1997 - Center's area-first blastocyst technology is featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer article titled, "In-vitro innovation cuts risk of multiple births: New method implants older embryo."

May 1997 - Channels 5, 9, 12 and 19 cover the new blastocyst procedure at Center.

May 1997 - Blastocyst announcement goes out on Associated Press Newswire prompting a call and interview by "NBC National News."