Family-Friendly Movie Night Ideas

It’s now been several months since school has let out for the summer, and you may be scratching your head wondering what you can do to entertain your kids between now and when school starts. Fret not! We took an office poll and would like to suggest hosting a family movie night. Think about it…it’s the perfect way to spend an evening after a long day at the beach or the pool while also getting in some much-needed family chill time. With the variety of child-friendly movies available … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-My Sister Had a Mastectomy 4 Months Ago and Is Almost Done with Chemo. Is it Too Late for Reconstruction?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I have a sister whom had a mastectomy 4 months ago. She has 2 more chemo treatments left. She is now sorry she did not have reconstruction, and wants to know if it can be done-after the chemo and no flap was made. Answer:   We routinely do flap surgery breast reconstruction long after mastectomies and other treatment, sometimes many years later, with great success. I … [Read More...]

Flap Reconstruction Surgery: Important Stats and Abstract Information

If you’ve had breast cancer and are considering reconstruction surgery, it’s possible that one of the options you may be looking into is flap reconstruction surgery. Breast reconstruction utilizing “flap” techniques are procedures where body tissue is used to reconstruct the shape of your breast after surgery. While it’s a relatively common type of reconstructive surgery these days, we feel it’s important that you should learn as much as possible about the benefits and risks, and … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor-I Had DIEP Surgery that Failed and Have No Left Breast. What are my Options Now for Reconstruction?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD and James Craigie, MD of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had left implant removed due to contracture. ( double mastectomy and left radiation) Just had DIEP surgery that failed so now have no left breast. I am thin , especially now with little belly removed. What are my options for reconstruction now? Answer:  I’m sorry you are having such difficulty getting a satisfactory reconstruction. As you … [Read More...]

5 Tips for Getting Back into a School Routine

Over the summer, our schedules tend to slow down a bit. For those with kids, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to get up early and rush out the door, but after a few months of sleeping in and staying in pajamas until lunchtime, it’s easy for kids (and adults!) to get thrown off a normal routine. Now that we’ve reached mid-August, it’s important to start making some changes to get yourself and your kids into a back-to-school routine so the whole family has an easier time … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor – Does Insurance Cover Breast Reconstruction for Poland’s Syndrome?

This week, Gail Lanter, CPC of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I was wondering what insurance would cover breast reconstructive surgery that's due to having Poland Sydrome? My case I where I was born with out having my right breast muscle and a smaller areola. Answer:  I would be happy to check into your specific insurance company medical policy if you want to share that information. I’ll just need basic demographic information (I’ve … [Read More...]

3 Grilled Dinner Recipes the Entire Family Will Enjoy

Tired of eating the same foods every week? We don’t blame you. While your kids may not mind eating cartoon-shaped, cheese-covered noodles for dinner every night, we know that your more sophisticated palate may be craving a few new recipe options. For that reason, we decided to pull together 3 of our favorite dinner recipes. But here’s the best part…we’re not only giving you some new recipes to try out. We’re sharing recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and—unless you have … [Read More...]

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