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Making Weight Loss Last in the New Year

Every New Year, almost half of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  That’s right, someone out there keeps statistics on New Year’s resolutions! It’s not surprising given that a third of Americans are overweight and another third are obese.   As physicians, helping people achieve their best health often includes a discussion on […]

Trying to Improve your Milk Supply? Have you Tried Meditation?

The benefits of breastfeeding infants have been well studied and are generally well known.  Breastfeeding continues to be the recommended source of newborn feeding as long as it’s practical and sustainable for mom and healthy for baby.  Breastfed infants are at lower risk of developing gastrointestinal issues and infections in their infancy. Breastfeeding also plays […]

5 Skin Care Products Anyone Undergoing Chemotherapy Will Love

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty These skin-care products are recommended for anyone who is undergoing or underwent cancer treatment. While being diagnosed with cancer of any form is a serious crisis, for many cancer patients, it can also lead to an identity crisis. Depending on the type of cancer and the effects of […]

How do psychological factors impact endometriosis pain?

Endometriosis is a painful condition that involves endometrial tissue growing outside of the uterus. While the endometrium tissue thickens and breaks down with every menstrual cycle, women with this disorder have blood that is unable to exit the body. This causes several symptoms, including but not limited to painful periods (dysmenorrhea), excessive bleeding, the formation […]

Consumer Reports Examines Conflicting Claims About Sunscreen Ingredients

Wearing sunscreen on a hot summer’s day has always been such an obvious, primitive thing to do due to its perceived benefits — protection from UV rays, sunburn prevention, premature aging, and lower risk of skin cancer. However, current research suggests that these benefits we have always believed sunscreen to have may not be the […]

Options For Hair Care While On Chemotherapy

Brittle Hair, Hair Loss, Dryness Of Hair- Here Are Some Options On How To Relieve These Chemos- Related Hair Problems By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Chemotherapy drugs are strong and harsh medications that damage rapidly growing cancer cells. Unfortunately, these drugs do not differentiate between cancer cells from other […]

Is the Pill Becoming Obsolete?

The Matrix may have had you mulling over whether to take the red pill or the blue pill, but why not add another one to the mix, the birth control pill?  The birth control pill was first introduced in the 1960s. Back then, it was revolutionary that a small pill could have control over one’s […]

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 and secondary hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis generally affects both sides of the body. Secondary hyperhidrosis, or generalized hyperhidrosis, is induced by another condition […]

The Imperfect Screening Technology for Breast Cancer

Imagine the sheer anxiety of waiting for your mammogram results to come in only to realize that it is not conclusive and that more tests need to be done for a breast cancer diagnosis. The screening for breast cancer is so limiting due to the resolution of the imaging we use today, and can sometimes […]