3 Decadent Dessert Recipes for a Treat Yourself Day

Every day people go to work, run a business, care of their children, take care of their pets, volunteer, and do many other tiring jobs. It’s possible you do at least one, or even more, of the things we just mentioned above. The bottom line is that we know you work hard every day to make ends meet, care for your family, and help those in need. And most of the time, you probably even do it without getting one “thank-you” in return. Well, we believe it’s time to thank yourself. And … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Is the Fat from the Stomach Area Okay to Use for Breast Reconstruction?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: Is the fat from the stomach area okay to use for breast reconstruction? Answer: If there is enough stomach fat, it is our preferred donor site to reconstruct the breasts. The exact technique used is the "DIEP flap," which does not take any muscle at all. If there is not enough stomach fat, our next choice is the buttocks, but we prefer to use stomach if it is … [Read More...]

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

On April 22, 192 countries from around the world will all celebrate a very important holiday—Earth Day! Schools will plant trees, groups will pick up trash in community parks, and thousands of people will pitch in to help clean up our earth in an effort to keep it beautiful for generations to come. This holiday is such a great reminder to all of us about how we must take care of the earth we live on. We at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction believe we should take care of our … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Is It Possible To Have a Bilateral DIEP after Having a Bilateral Mastectomy?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had bilateral mastectomy in Dec 2009. Is it possible for me to have bilateral DIEP now? Answer: Thanks for your great question! There is no limit on the time elapsed from your mastectomies for you to have DIEP flaps. In fact, it is not terribly unusual to reconstruct people who, for various reasons, have delayed reconstruction for 10-15 years. Generally speaking, they do at … [Read More...]

3 Reasons to Drink More Water

Your body is made up of about 70% water. Sounds, crazy, but it’s true! And your body depends on all that water. This large percentage of fluid helps to regulate the temperate of your body’s cells, organs, and tissues and maintain other bodily functions. Without it, we could not live. In fact, even being slightly dehydrated can cause problems, like dizziness and headaches—our bodies’ own warning signs that it’s time to rehydrate! Now here’s the million-dollar question…what … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Will My Insurance Cover a Prophylactic Mastectomy If I’ve Had Gene Testing?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I did the gene testing in February; tested positive for BRCA 2. I want to go full steam ahead and be proactive with prophylactic mastectomy. I am 31-year-old single mom. However, in regards to insurance, I am in a pickle. I just switched jobs and will be obtaining new/different insurance with new company. Will the new insurance I am obtaining most be okay with the gene testing … [Read More...]

Delicious and Nutritious Plants for Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Spring has officially sprung, and it’s time to start planting your spring garden, packed with delicious and nutritious veggies. Yum! If you’ve never planted a vegetable garden before, or are looking for some new ideas for your existing garden, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re going to share some of our favorite veggies that thrive in gardens during the cooler spring months. Even better, we’re going to share some delicious recipes you can use once your veggies are … [Read More...]

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