Category: Health

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris, sometimes known as “chicken skin”, is a common skin condition that is characterized by dry, rough patches and tiny bumps. The tiny bumps are generally painless and don’t itch, but worsen in appearance during winters when the skin dries out. Keratosis pilaris is localized to areas such as the upper arms, thighs, cheeks, […]

Cancer And Social Media – Filtering The Information

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Social Media Can Be Riddled With False Information- Learn How To Recognize Them Although very important and common in practice, limited effort has gone into understanding the driving factors behind the diffusion of cancer information on social media. With the rising numbers of […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty What Do We Need To Know About Breast Cancer Early Detection Is Crucial The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment as well as palliative […]

What is Cellulitis?

Bacteria, most commonly streptococcus and staphylococcus, can enter cracks or disrupted areas of the skin, and cause Cellulitis, a non-contagious skin infection characterized by swollen, red skin. Cellulitis is a common, potentially serious condition, affecting 14.5 million people every year. The infection most often affects the lower legs, but can also occur in the face, […]

US Cancer Mortality Rate Sees Record Decline

As the second leading cause of death, cancer has always been viewed as an indestructible, vicious disease that has inflicted physical, emotional, and financial strain on individuals, families, and communities worldwide. The war against cancer has been long-standing; however, recent statistics suggest that we could have an eventual victory. The American Cancer Society reports that […]

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 […]