The Importance Of Self Care For Cancer Patients

How Cancer Patients Can Still Practice Self-Care Rituals Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Most people have many things on their bucket list. But so often people neglect their personal needs. Self-care is important for everyone, but this is particularly true for those touched by a life-changing disease like […]

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 […]


Dandruff, also known as the dry, white flakes that reside on your scalp, is a very common condition that affects 50% of the general adult population worldwide. Symptoms of dandruff include skin flakes that can be found on not only the scalp, but also hair, eyebrows, beard, and shoulders. It also causes irritated skin and […]

Gestational weight gain associated with increased autism risk for children

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects approximately 1% globally. ASD refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired communication, and repetitive behaviors. As autism is a spectrum disorder, every individual with autism has a unique set of strengths and challenges. The manner in which individuals with […]

Cervical Cancer And How To Prevent It

Causes And Prevention Of Cervical Cancer Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty   Each year, more than 13,000 women in the US are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Up until recently, cervical cancer was one of the head causes of cancer-caused deaths for women in the United States. “It’s essential […]

Ramadan and Pregnancy

Ramadan and Pregnancy Sarah Azad, MD This Ramadan will start in mid-April and the fasts will be from 14-15 hours.   Fasting during pregnancy brings up a lot of questions. Every pregnancy is different.  Each person has different medical issues, different weight issues, and different issues with their pregnancy, so please bring up fasting during one […]

Cellulite…and what to do about it

Cellulite, also known as orange peel skin, cottage-cheese skin, or the mattress phenomenon, is a common, harmless skin condition that 80-90% of women will likely experience at some point in their life. Cellulite is characterized by dimpled, bumpy skin. It can make the skin look rumpled with the appearance of ‘peaks’ and ‘valleys’. Cellulite is […]

COVID 19 Vaccine: Pregnancy and Lactation

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant or possibly pregnant women? The CDC has provided the following guidance for pregnant women: ● There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. ● If a woman is part of a group (e.g., health care personnel, education) who is recommended to receive a […]

Cancer And Happiness

Can We Be Happy While Living with Cancer? Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Cancer is an awful disease that affects all walks of human life. Issues linked to the quality of life are vitally important for patients’ chances of recovery. We’ll discuss this topic further in this blog. […]

Can Pot Impair a Woman’s Fertility?

A recent study by Oxford Academic states that Cannabis use while conceiving may be associated with reduced fecundability. The study involved 1228 women, who were followed for up to six cycles while trying to conceive, as well as throughout pregnancy if they conceived. The women ranged from 18 to 40 years old and had a […]