Category: Wellness

Updates on Egg Freezing

With so many life projects and goals to reach, many women decide to postpone maternity as much as they can. Some might not even be sure if maternity is in their plans for the future, but don’t rule it out. Others might need to undergo medical treatment that can affect their future fertility. Unfortunately, female […]

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AMA: Ruling an egregious allowance of government intrusion into medicine

The following statement is attributable to: Jack Resneck, Jr. M.D. President, American Medical Association “The American Medical Association is deeply disturbed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn nearly a half-century of precedent protecting patients’ right to critical reproductive health care—representing an egregious allowance of government intrusion into the medical examination room, a direct […]

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ACOG Statement on the Decision in Dobbs V. Jackson

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, FACOG, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), regarding today’s decision from the United States Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Read ACOG’s amicus brief in the case. “Today’s decision is a direct blow to bodily […]

What are Canker Sores and How to Heal Them?

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Mouth Sores: Everybody Gets Those From Time To Time, Here are Some Simple Remedies Canker sores can happen inside your mouth or on your gums. Several home solutions can help promote the restorative process. Let’s talk about it. Canker sores can happen inside […]

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Flu Season is HERE! Time for your flu shot!

It is that time of year again where the weather gets colder, sweaters and boots come back into fashion, and the news gets obsessed with pumpkin spice everything. That’s right! Flu season! With COVID19, the vaccines against it, and now the discussion around booster shots in the news, it’s easy to overlook flu season and […]

The Link Between Microbiome And Cancer

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Can We Prevent Some Types Of Cancer By Changing Our Microbiome? The term “microbiome” applies to the combination of all of the gene sequences from a population of microbes in the human body. High-throughput DNA amplification and sequencing technologies of the microbial communities […]

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COVID19 Vaccine Booster: Yes or No?

Discussion around booster shots for the COVID19 vaccine has been going on for a few months now.  At the end of September, Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) put out their recommendations on the booster shot. The recommendation is for people who received their last shot of the Pfizer BioNTech […]

Cancer Patients And Pets- Benefits And Risks Of Pet Ownership While Battling Cancer

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Taking Care Of Pets While Undergoing Cancer Treatment For many cancer patients, the comfort and love offered by their pets as they navigate treatment, recovery, and survivorship can be invaluable. Yet the physical and financial strains of treatment can exacerbate the challenges of […]

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Period Changes? Is it the pandemic? COVID19? the Vaccine? the NIH wants to know!

As OBGYNs, one of the more common complaints patients bring up with us are irregularities in their periods.  For many women, periods of stress: travel, final exams, a big move, major life events, can throw off their cycle for a month or two.   For other women, there are medical issues: hormonal, structural, that cause the […]

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 […]