July Is Sarcoma Awareness Month

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty What Should We Know About The “Forgotten Cancer” Why do we have a Sarcoma Awareness Month?  Simply, sarcoma is still considered to be the “forgotten cancer.”  Efforts to encourage research and drug development are made more challenging due to a lack of awareness […]

Common Misconceptions About Cancer And Cancer Treatment

Myths About Cancer and Cancer Treatment Can Potentially Cause More Harm Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Short List Of Most Popular Cancer Myths When it comes to cancer, there are many myths out there. Those myths often lead to even more stress for patients than they were already […]

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 […]