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Fractional CO2 Laser: From Skin Rejuvenation to Vulvo-Vaginal Reshaping.

  Filippini M1, Del Duca E2, Negosanti F3,4, Bonciani D5, Negosanti L6, Sannino M4, Cannarozzo G4, Nisticò SP4,7. Author information   Abstract BACKGROUND: The CO2 laser has become the gold standard treatment in dermatologic surgery for the treatment of a large number of skin and mucosal lesions. The introduction of the fractional micro-ablative technology represented […]

Scalp-Cooling Caps Help Prevent Hair Loss in Chemotherapy

    Hair loss is such a common side effect of chemotherapy medication that it has become an almost universal symbol for cancer. Losing hair can add emotional distress to what is already an incredibly difficult time for patients. It is normal to feel upset about hair loss. It can take away patient privacy, forcing […]

Concussions More Likely in FEMALE Athletes

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes   We’ve all been–or at least know–some amazing female athletes.   We’ve all been inundated with increasing awareness about concussions related to sports like football, the associated lifetime risks to athletes from concussions, and the importance of preventing recurrent concussions in the men and boys we love. Findings from a […]

There is an HPV vaccine available. Here’s why you or your child should get it.

There is an HPV vaccine available. Here’s why you or your child should get it.   HPV, short for Human Papillomavirus, is a group of over 150 related viruses that can be sexually transmitted. These viruses cause infections that lead to conditions ranging from genital warts to cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal and oropharyngeal cancers. […]

Lower risk of incontinence if you’re in better shape.

  Findings recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society show another reason to keep going to the gym.  After following over a thousand women after menopause, they found that a 5% drop in BMI resulted in a 50% reduction in symptoms related to stress urinary incontinence. Improved grip strength also was associated […]

Delayed Cord Clamping

Improved Health Outcomes and a Lower Risk of Anemia for Your Baby: New Timing Guidelines for Umbilical Cord Clamping   Hey ladies,   The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is now recommending that we wait at least 30-60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after delivery. This decision is based on recent research […]

Zika Threat Isn’t Over

As people plan for winter getaways to warmer climates, the CDC is continuing to emphasize that pregnancy women should not travel to Zika-endemic countries.  In the US, as the mosquito risk has dramatically dropped for the winter, that is not the case in the Southern Hemisphere. Until a Zika virus vaccine is developed and commercially […]

Robotic Hysterectomy: The basics

  El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive […]

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