Category: Health

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Maybe Ovarian Cancer is Not So Silent?

Obstetrics & Gynecology published in February two studies that showed more than 70% of ovarian cancer patients showed symptoms prior to being diagnosed, as opposed to the common belief that ovarian cancer is a silent disease.   One of the studies performed a retrospective chart review of 419 patients with high-risk early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer. […]

Impact of the HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine has been around now for fifteen years.  It’s now recommended for everyone from age 9 to 26, and also for some adults between 27 and 45.  The vaccine is a series of three shots over 6 months and helps women and men to develop immunity against the HPV virus.  This allows protection […]

Marijuana Use Increasing in Women with HIV

People living with HIV have used marijuana to manage health issues related to or derived from this disease for a long time. However, marijuana use in this population has increased during the pregnancy and postpartum periods according to a study done from 2007 to 2019.    People living with HIV reported using marijuana mostly during […]

Sun And Hair- How Can We Protect Our Hair From Harmful Sun Rays

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Protecting Your Hair From Sun We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen during those hot, long summer days to prevent skin damage. But did you know the sun can also damage your hair? If your hair has prolonged exposure to […]

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 […]

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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 […]