Category: Health

Struggling with Sleep: A Primer on Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. The most common sleep disorder in the U.S, Insomnia, affects an estimated forty million Americans annually. The disorder can either be acute or chronic. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks and is generally triggered by […]

Staying Healthy in 2020

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Set Clear, Realistically Achievable Goals  Staying healthy is a constant battle. In today’s modern world, with all the different toxins and potentially hormonally disruptive chemicals in most of the food we eat, the water we drink, cosmetics we use, and in the environment we live in. […]

Updates on seeing all OBGYN visits again

As we continue to socially distance, flattening the curve, the healthcare system is slowly increasing access for non-urgent care, here’s what we’re doing: When it was clear that COVID19 was spreading in the local community, we swiftly moved to adjust our office schedule to see in a safe manner only those patients who required in-person […]

COVID-19 in Women’s Health

Are women less likely to get infected and die from COVID-19? Current data says: Yes. As of April 15th, the death rate among confirmed cases of COVID-19 in men is 4.7% while only 2.8% in women. In Italy, 70% of people who died from the virus are men. Are women just naturally resistant to the […]

Stop Eating all The Time: Snacking and Intermittent Fasting

The Lasting Weight Loss Blog Series:  Post 4 (Read Post 1, 2 and 3) Some basic principles Before we talk about timing your meals, let’s review a few important principles we’ve covered so far: Weight loss is hard in the modern-day, and you must take it seriously What you think of as eating like a […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]