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Estrogen Therapy and Heart Health

A woman’s risk of developing atherosclerosis and heart disease increases once she reaches menopause. The onset of menopause is due to the progressive decline of estrogen. Apart from serving a significant role in a woman’s reproductive health, estrogen protects bone health, keeps the lining of blood vessels strong and pliable, maintains cholesterol levels, and keeps […]

The Microbiome at Birth

We all now know that there are trillions of bacteria in and on our bodies that are vital for day to day function. They are present in our gut, on our skin, and in our mouths. Our microbiome consists of all bacteria and microbes present in our bodies, and it plays a crucial role in […]

Struggling with Sleep: A Primer on Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. The most common sleep disorder in the U.S, Insomnia, affects an estimated forty million Americans annually. The disorder can either be acute or chronic. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks and is generally triggered by […]

Staying Healthy in 2020

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Set Clear, Realistically Achievable Goals  Staying healthy is a constant battle. In today’s modern world, with all the different toxins and potentially hormonally disruptive chemicals in most of the food we eat, the water we drink, cosmetics we use, and in the environment we live in. […]

Updates on seeing all OBGYN visits again

As we continue to socially distance, flattening the curve, the healthcare system is slowly increasing access for non-urgent care, here’s what we’re doing: When it was clear that COVID19 was spreading in the local community, we swiftly moved to adjust our office schedule to see in a safe manner only those patients who required in-person […]

COVID-19 in Women’s Health

Are women less likely to get infected and die from COVID-19? Current data says: Yes. As of April 15th, the death rate among confirmed cases of COVID-19 in men is 4.7% while only 2.8% in women. In Italy, 70% of people who died from the virus are men. Are women just naturally resistant to the […]

Stop Eating all The Time: Snacking and Intermittent Fasting

The Lasting Weight Loss Blog Series:  Post 4 (Read Post 1, 2 and 3) Some basic principles Before we talk about timing your meals, let’s review a few important principles we’ve covered so far: Weight loss is hard in the modern-day, and you must take it seriously What you think of as eating like a […]

What are Stetchmarks?

Stretch marks are scars that appear as long, thin streaks on the skin. They’re caused by rapid changes in growth, and are hence common during puberty, pregnancy, weight training, as well as chronic diseases such as obesity, Marfan syndrome, and Cushing’s syndrome.   Structural proteins, collagen and elastin, play a role in the development of […]

How To Look And Feel Like Yourself During Chemotherapy

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty The Importance Of Body Care Routines While Receiving Cancer Treatment Leading A Normal Life During Chemotherapy For many cancer patients, being treated for cancer most of the time means receiving infusions at cancer centers or laying weak in bed. Everyone handles their treatment differently. None of […]

We are open and seeing patients virtually and in person!

 With the “Shelter in Place” order affecting Santa Clara County from today until April 7th, we would like to share a few things with everyone.     WHY WE ARE OPEN   As a medical office, we have been “strongly encouraged“ to remain open, which we are doing in service to our patients. Many of our patients […]