Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Features Guest Blogger: Should People Who Are Overweight Receive Fertility Treatment

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently featured guest blogger, Serena Chen, to provide some insight on how obesity effects reproduction.

June 12, 2012 Dr. Veronica Anderson, social media medicine expert and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently welcomed gynecologist and obstetrician Serena Chen M.D., to be a guest blogger on her popular website,  Mrs. Chen was asked to discuss the struggles with reproduction for those who are overweight in the blog titled, “FAT: The Biggest Infertility Issue?”

Serena writes, “Bottom line – fat makes you less fertile. The problems do not end here. Once pregnant, obese women have much higher rates of miscarriage, their babies have higher rates of birth defects, and their are higher rates of neonatal death as well as maternal death.”

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Serena can be contacted at the IRMS Reproductive Medicine website at

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About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma.

She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

About Serena Chen:

Serena Chen, M.D. is Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. In addition, she is Director of the Ovum Donation Program at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas.

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