Category: Blog

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 […]

What’s in your makeup?

A mother’s makeup products playing a role in a baby’s genetic makeup, who would’ve thought? Well, studies show that the beauty products a mother uses can increase the baby’s likelihood of obesity. Paraben, a chemical present in many cosmetic products, has shown to be the cause behind this unlikely phenomenon. Parabens are preservatives that allow […]

Should I Get the HPV Vaccine?

There are more than 200 types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Most types of HPV are asymptomatic; however, an estimated 40 of these strains can affect the genital area with the development of genital warts or even cancer. HPV types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts, and types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, […]

Information on the Coronavirus for our Patients

People have a lot of question about the Coronavirus.  We’ve put together this information for our patients to answer the most common questions women have.  Please follow us on social media for ongoing updates from our office.  You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.  From the Santa Clara County Public Health Department: […]

Stay Away From These 3 Cancer-Causing Chemicals That Are Commonly Used In Cosmetic Products

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty   A Short Guide To Potentially Harmful Chemicals Found In Many Cosmetic Products The Laws And Regulations Regarding Harmful Chemicals The laws overseeing cosmetics and intimate care products are so limited that known cancer-causing chemicals, or carcinogens, are legally permitted in personal care products. Some carcinogens, […]

Abdominal Obesity–a New Marker for Health Risk

The Body Mass Index (BMI) testing is a widely used simple calculation that helps assess the amount of total body fat in a person; it’s the clinical standard to determine if a person is at higher risk for certain health risks associated with obesity. You can calculate your own here. What your BMI doesn’t tell […]

Does Pregnancy Age Us?

It comes as no surprise that pregnancy causes dramatic changes to a woman’s body as it kicks into overdrive, compensating for the increase in metabolism associated with developing a baby. But what is surprising is that pregnancy may actually have an effect on aging. Whether it may cause accelerated or slowed down aging, however, is […]

The Goal: to Eat Like a “Normal” Person, or is it?

The Lasting Weight Loss Blog Series:  Post 2 (Read Post 1 here) What does it mean to eat “normally”? If you think looking around you and watching those who are enjoying their lives and eating anything is the definition of “normal” eating, you’re likely wrong.   According to the NIH, 34% of adults in America are […]

Self-care Rituals Are Important

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Maintaining Self-care Rituals Can Help In Battling Cancer Don’t Neglect Self-Care Routines Rituals are a way to celebrate life and inspire our days with meaning. A routine is made up of those things we do every day. A ritual, however, is how we break up the […]