Celebrate National Sunscreen Day: 3 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from Sun Damage

National Sunscreen Day--celebrated on May 27--is just a few days away. It may seem like a silly holiday, but for over 70 years, sunscreen has been saving lives and protecting people from skin cancer. For that reason alone, we think National Sunscreen Day is definitely worth celebrating--and we hope you’ll join us! To get the party started, below are a few tips on how to protect your skin from sun damage. Keep reading to check out our recommendations... Sun Protection Tip #1 - Wear … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor -After Two Different Types Of Reconstruction Over The Years, What Can I Do To Regain Some Symmetry?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I had my first mastectomy in 1991 with a tram flap reconstruction. My second mastectomy was in 2004 with an s-gap reconstruction. In the last few years, my breasts have become increasingly uneven and have shifted on my chest. Is there something I can do to my reconstructed breasts to regain some sort of symmetry? Answer:  Without knowing any … [Read More...]

3 Recipes That Transform a Salad from Dull to Delicious

One of the best ways to get a full serving of veggies and nutritious vitamins is to eat a salad. The only issue is, chowing down on lettuce leaves doesn’t always sound appetizing.If you're not a salad lover--or you’re tired of the same old salad with ranch dressing--we have good news for you. There are many things you can do to turn a boring salad into a flavor-packed meal. Keep reading to discover three tasty salad recipes that will tickle your taste buds. Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor – Would I Be A Candidate For DIEP Flap Surgery After Previous Expanders Are Removed And Will You Accept VA Insurance?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction and I am terribly dissatisfied with my care so far. 11 Months later, the expanders are still painful. I will be asking to have them removed this week. I have 2 questions for you. After I  have the expanders removed would I still be a candidate for the DIEP flap? I am still going to chemo … [Read More...]

5 Ways to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day

Moms are amazing. Between juggling sleepless nights, full-time jobs, and keeping up with household chores, it’s hard to wrap our minds around how much they do every day to ensure everyone is healthy, happy, and provided for. It’s no surprise that moms sacrifice a lot for their families--a sacrifice that we believe should be repaid with a month-long stay on a private island far away from laundry, crying kids, and boo-boos. But, we know that a private island vacation isn’t in the budget … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor – Exams Of My Implants Have Shown Nothing Wrong But Increasing Symptoms Have Me Very Worried. Is There Anything I Can Do?

This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr., MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction. Question: I have pain on the side of my breast where an implant was attached at reconstruction surgery in 1987. It has always hurt but recently has become much worse. Inflammation increases with sinus and allergy problems. The implants are still soft so my recent visit to a plastic surgeon was uneventful. As I am 75 years old, they would not remove them. … [Read More...]

What to Say to Someone with a New Breast Cancer Diagnosis

According to NationalBreastCancer.org, 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Unfortunately, this means that, over your lifetime, there’s a good chance that you’ll know a friend or family member who has breast cancer. Sadly, if you receive this type of news, it can be difficult to find the right words to say to bring comfort to the one you love. For that reason, we want to suggest 5 kind and compassionate things to say to someone who has been recently diagnosed … [Read More...]

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