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15
May

Over the counter vs. Prescription cosmetic products: What’s the difference?

Should you get your skin care products from a doctor’s office or from the department store or spa? What is the difference? Things to think about: Strength.  Many of the

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10
Apr

Breastfeeding your child for 6 months lowers YOUR risk of cancer?

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of breastfeeding.  It is not because I am a tree hugging Northern California Bay Area mom, nor is it because

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26
Dec

Obagi- the man behind the line. Details from a cover story on him, including how to classify your skin and treat it during different life stages

Obagi is a line I believe in.  I still sell the Nuderm line, and I do blue peels (a TCA deep facial peel) frequently.  Dr. Zein Obagi started the line

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25
Apr

Breast augmentation: think of your future

Gosh. With this title, I think I should be talking about college and career choices.  But no.  This blog is more mundane. I saw a patient of mine recently who

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28
Apr

pregnancy and weight – BMI, gestational diabetes, and your baby

Being overweight isn’t good for pregnancy. We all “know” this, but a study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology came out which looked at 23,000+ women in different countries.  They showed weight is an issue by itself. We know obese and overweight women have a higher rate of pregnancy related gestational diabetes.  Gestational […]

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11
Mar

People magazine stars: “How I lost the weight…”

I get People magazine at my office.  Yes, yes. I admit.  I flip through it.  A guilty pleasure I am sure.  It is a bit of “plastic surgery” research though as well. This will be a quick post, but The March 8 2010 issue had on the front cover, Nicole Eggert. “How I lost 15 […]

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26
Feb

Exercise during Pregnancy and baby weight

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feb 2010 published a study out of Norway looking at exercise, BMI, and baby birth weight. Findings? They looked at 43000+ women aged 15-49 who were pregnant with a single fetus.  The women’s exercise was walking jogging, biking, weight training, aerobics, etc.  They averaged 6 times a month for the first half […]

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7
Jan

Can you get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

Short answer: Yes. You can get pregnant after a tummy tuck.  That being said, every plastic surgeon you meet will tell you to tuck after babies.  Why? Well, what makes you want to get a tummy tuck now? You are likely stretched out, hanging or loose skin, loosened muscles, and maybe stretch marks. When we […]

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8
Dec

Go breast feeding! New study shows it helps mom’s heart too.

Let’s hear it for the girls!  I love breastfeeding.  We always knew it was good for your heart to snuggle and be close to your baby (awwwww.)  But now science supports it as well.  I know breast feeding doesn’t make the breasts look prettier long term (in the short term it can do wonders though).  […]

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2
Dec

Wintertime- It’s SKIN season! What is baby friendly?

Ah. I just wrote a blog on my website about skin products. Winter is a fantastic time to clean up your skin.  Shorter days, less sun… But many of  those lovely products which help with wrinkles and ridding of pesky pigment in your skin (which while pregnant likely got worse.)… many of those products you […]

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