Archives for March 2015

Trisomy Awareness Month

March is Trisomy Awareness month so we wanted to pass along a little information to help you understand it better.  Testing for the most common types of Trisomies can be done as early as 10 weeks. What does “Tri” mean?  Think tripod, or triathlon, or tricycle.  “Tri” is a prefix that means “three”.  So, what is a “trisomy?”  “Trisomy” is a term that refers to a chromosomal condition where the body’s cells have a 3rd copy of a particular chromosome.  Our DNA is packaged into chromosomes, which are small structures in each of our body’s cells.  The usual number of chromosomes in each cell is 46, and the chromosomes come in pairs.  So, each of our cells normally has 23 pairs of … [Read more...]

2015 Top Doctors in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Vegas Seven Magazine has released their "Top Doctors" issue for 2015 and two of our incredibly talented and passionate, Desert Perinatal Associates doctors have made their list. Congratulations Dr. Adashek and Dr. Wilkes on this well deserved award - Top Doctors, Maternal-Fetal Medicine! SEVEN MAGAZINE TOP DOCTORS … [Read more...]