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Skating In Summit


 Go Red For Women


Healthy Living: Natural Menstrual Remedies


Mind/Body Workshops


Photo Gallery


Flu Clinic


Office Announcements  


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101 Old Short Hills Rd
Atkins-Kent Building, Suite 101
W. Orange, NJ 07052


33 Overlook Rd.
MAC Building
Suite 108
Summit, NJ 07901

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Bayonne, NJ 07002



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Clark, NJ 07066


Robert J. Rubino,

M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Audrey A. Romero, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Lisa Abeshaus,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Jacqueline Saitta, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Allan D. Kessel,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Diana Huang,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Priya R. Patel,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.,MPH
Meryl Kahan,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
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Medical Fact
 "I didn't know that!

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet only one in five American women believes heart disease is her greatest health threat.
It's already February - a great month to surround yourself with those that you love.

In this issue of our newsletter, we announce an exciting event sponsored by The Rubino OB/GYN Group. We also provide information on upcoming workshops held at The Rubino OB/GYN West Orange office. This is a 6 week series of mind/body nourishment topics. Each week you will learn how to rid yourself of cravings & extra weight by biochemically changing your body coupled with stress reductions techniques. Sign up for as few or as many workshops as you choose. There is a discount for signing up for all 6. In addition, we bring attention to American Heart Month and the amazing strides of Go Red for Women. In our Healthy Living section, we discuss natural remedies for menstrual symptoms. We also offer a reflection on the new gallery of photos in our West Orange office. We remind everyone our walk-in flu clinics continue until supplies last. And, you'll find a new interesting "Medical Fact". 

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As always, we will continue to provide topics that are current, informative and important to your good health.  

The Rubino OB/GYN Group
Skating in Summitskating
The Rubino OB/GYN Group is proud to be the main sponsor of the first "Skating in Summit" event on the Summit green on February 6th from 12-8 pm. In addition to ice skating, there will be bonfires, food trucks and a great opportunity for the community to come together.
For more information:
American Heart Month - Go Red!goRed
February is American Heart Month.
According to the CDC, "uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. In fact, more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure."
High blood pressure often shows no signs or symptoms, which is why having your blood pressure checked regularly is important. It's easy to get your blood pressure checked. You can get screened at your doctor's office and drugstores or even check it yourself at home, using a home blood pressure monitor.

Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day® to support "Go Red for Women," an organization with the mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and encourage donations to support fund research during American Health Month.

Why Go Red? 
Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  
Fortunately, these statistics can be changed since 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Supporting Go Red For Woman helps funds educational programs to increase women's awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.

It's also a great reminder to make your heart health a priority and schedule your well-woman visit, a prevention check-up to review a woman's overall health so her doctor can measure blood pressure, check cholesterol and look for signs of heart disease, stroke and other illnesses. Then encourage others through your social channels to do the same using the hashtags, #GoRedWearRed and #WellWomenVisit.

Caring for your heart through a healthy diet and regular physical activity is the secret weapon to preventing heart disease.  The real preventative power lies with real changes to your lifestyle - which can reduce the risk for heart disease by as much as 80 percent.

For more information or to donate, visit the official Go Red for women website:

Healthy Living: Natural Remedies For Menstrual Symptomshealthyliving
90% of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. A recent video posted by Michael Greger, MD, on his site suggests "the essence of fruits of a grassy, fragrant plant known as Foeniculum vulgare variety dulce (fennel) ..has been used in the Mediterranean area to relieve painful menstruation for many years."
In a recent study, 52% of registered patients in the study group stated the treatment was excellent, 20% reported moderate and 28% as slight.
For other premenstrual symptoms like nausea, vomiting, weakness, lower backache and headache, fennel also seemed to relieve symptoms, however it was found that fennel might increase menstrual bleeding as it contributes to muscle relaxation of the uterus.
One of the overall benefits of using natural menstrual remedies like fennel is that it reduces the side effects of over the counter or prescription/chemical medications and is less expensive.
In addition, ginger was found to be a highly effective treatment in the reduction of menstrual blood loss and provided a "better quality of life" for women in the study. It also helped with the more emotional premenstrual mood, physical and behavior symptoms.
Natural remedies have different effects on different people. What might work for some may not work for others.
Upcoming Mind/Body Workshopsworkshops
Primary Care Physicians Group, led by Dr. Susan Rubino, is running a 6 week mind/body workshop starting February 9th. The workshops are open to the public to attend as many as you would like. To register visit:
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Art Gallerygallery
If you have visited the West Orange office recently you may have seen the new installation of family portraits, most capturing pregnancy and newborns. These photos of local women and families capture memories of a lifetime.

The photography was shot by Hartshorn Portraiture, many in their beautiful sunlit studio in Hoboken, New Jersey. An award winning photographer, Mac Hartshorn's signature style focuses on the natural beauty of the individual during the photo session. For pregnancy photos, they offer beautiful gowns which showcase the growing belly. The studio suggests scheduling a session in the eighth month of your pregnancy. 
For a newborn shoot they recommend booking a date in the first couple of weeks of your baby's life while your child is still 'sleepy'.  Hartshorn Portraiture is known for their attention to detail and quality. For a visual treat visit their website: or call the studio at 201 610 1199.
Walk-In Flu Clinics Continuefluclinic
We are continuing our walk-in flu shots for all patients.
on the following days in the following offices.
West Orange:
Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and
Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thursdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mondays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The clinics will run every week while supplies last.

Pay Your Bill Onlinepayonlinebills

You can pay your Rubino OB/GYN Group bills online right from the checkbook-pen.jpghomepage of our website. Simply click on the button at the top of the page that says "New! Pay Your Bill Online!".

Options include paying by credit card or  echeck. It is an easy one-time registration to create a password.


For easy reference, the direct link is: Pay My Bill

Office Announcements announcements
Flu Shots Continue
Please note the available walk-in flu clinics in each office location in the article above.

Pay Your Rubino OB/GYN Bills Online
Patients can pay their bills online at the following web site: 
Options include paying by credit card or echeck. 
vitaMedMD Vitamins
The Rubino OB/GYN Group offers vitaMedMD™ in all 4 office locations. VitaMedMD offers patients high quality physician recommended products at an affordable price. Available products include Prenatal One, Menopause Relief and Iron 150.

Emmi Video Tutorials
Emmi is a free, online video tutorial that makes complex medical information simple and easy to understand. Emmi provides clear and concise step-by-step information on common health topics and procedures right on our website. Click here to find out more.

"Important Announcements" on Our Website
You can find important new developments and time-sensitive announcements (such as office closings) right on the upper right hand portion of our home page.
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