Category: Women’s Health Blog

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NAMS Statement on US Supreme Court Decision

The Board of Trustees of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has reflected on the US Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe vs Wade and the sweeping range of emotions it has generated. The primary focus of NAMS is on late-reproductive and postreproductive female health, and we are and will always be health advocates for women. […]

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AMA: Ruling an egregious allowance of government intrusion into medicine

The following statement is attributable to: Jack Resneck, Jr. M.D. President, American Medical Association “The American Medical Association is deeply disturbed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn nearly a half-century of precedent protecting patients’ right to critical reproductive health care—representing an egregious allowance of government intrusion into the medical examination room, a direct […]

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ACOG Statement on the Decision in Dobbs V. Jackson

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, FACOG, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), regarding today’s decision from the United States Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Read ACOG’s amicus brief in the case. “Today’s decision is a direct blow to bodily […]

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Yes, Women with PCOS Gain More Weight

A new study published in Human Reproduction in Nov 2021, looked to find if factors like lifestyle, psychological factors, and healthcare professional engagement contribute to weight gain in women with and without PCOS.    The participants were women in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health who were born from 1973 to 1978. The study […]

Yes, the COVID19 Vaccine can Change your Period–but only briefly

A new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology supports what most women have been reporting since vaccination against COVID-19 started: their menstrual cycles or period length change after vaccination. Women have reported their periods were late, their bleeding was heavier than usual or even painful. Even some postmenopausal women have reported having a period after […]

Why El Camino Hospital, Mountain View?

We’re often asked, “Which hospitals do you deliver at?” For 12 years, our doctors at El Camino Women’s Medical Group have been on staff at El Camino Hospital and have solely used the hospital on the Mountain View campus. There are many reasons we have chosen this hospital and location as a place to send […]

Excessive Sweating: Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating. Sweat, the body’s primary way to cool down, is produced in hyperhidrosis even when there is no need for it.   Hyperhidrosis has two subtypes: Primary hyperhidrosis generally affects both sides of the body. Secondary hyperhidrosis, or generalized hyperhidrosis, is induced by another condition including but not […]

Stay Away From These 3 Cancer-Causing Chemicals That Are Commonly Used In Cosmetic Products

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty   A Short Guide To Potentially Harmful Chemicals Found In Many Cosmetic Products The Laws And Regulations Regarding Harmful Chemicals The laws overseeing cosmetics and intimate care products are so limited that known cancer-causing chemicals, or carcinogens, are legally permitted in personal care products. Some carcinogens, […]

Self-care Rituals Are Important

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Maintaining Self-care Rituals Can Help In Battling Cancer Don’t Neglect Self-Care Routines Rituals are a way to celebrate life and inspire our days with meaning. A routine is made up of those things we do every day. A ritual, however, is how we break up the […]