How to Make Exercising More Fun

  Exercise is good for our heart, muscles, and lungs, and helps us release stress and extra energy that builds up inside ourselves. It’s something that, no matter how old or young we are, we all need to do in order to keep our bodies strong and stay healthy. Unfortunately, many people avoid exercise because they feel incapable of it, or are intimidated by it. Part of the problem is that many people believe you need to spend hours at a gym lifting heavy weights or running miles on a … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Can you you improve my issues and tell me the cost?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: Due to strong family history of breast cancer, I had a bi-lateral subcutaneous mastectomy. I had this surgery shortly after my husband died suddenly from a MI. I was in my early thirties with two young children to raise. I had such a poor result and complications from that procedure, I am now interested in using abdominal fat for both breasts. Until this year, I had no fat @ … [Read More...]

In Her Words: Moving Forward in a Post-Surgical World

 Everywhere you look, it seems there are blogs, posters, and articles that talk about how to stay positive while battling breast cancer. This is not a bad thing. It’s important for women to be encouraged and think good thoughts as they are dealing with such a serious illness. However, when our only focus becomes positive reaffirmations and fuzzy pink boas, we forget to talk about another side of having cancer—a side that needs to be discussed. We forget to talk about the ugly, dark, … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- Can you help with a radical?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: Had a radical on one side and a more common one on the other due to cancer. Can you help? Answer:  If you have some extra skin and fat on your abdomen, buttocks, or thighs, then there may be a good chance we can use that to reconstruct you. It can be very difficult or even impossible to reconstruct a radical mastectomy defect with an implant, but if we are able to use your … [Read More...]

Fun Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is commonly known as the month of love. On the 14th day of this month, many people show love to their friends, family, and significant others, while participating in Valentine’s Day activities. While we believe that you should express your love for others throughout the entire year, we also know how fun it is to plan special surprises and events on Valentine’s Day. To help you celebrate, we’ve put together a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day … [Read More...]

Ask the Doctor- What exercises will help my pain?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question. Question: I had tissue expander insertion 3 weeks ago, drain removed today, filling started last week (60 ml) and again today. I'm having a significant amount of pain in my armpit, drain site and back of shoulder above scapula. Knowing I can't raise arm above my shoulder, what exercises would help? Answer: Not sure any exercises would help. It is fairly common to have pain in armpit and … [Read More...]

3 Healthy Snacks to Bring to a Super Bowl Party

The 2017 Super Bowl is right around the corner, and football lovers all over the country are gearing up for the big game. Between coordinating game day screening locations, rounding up your friends and family, and making sure your team jersey is washed and ready, you’ve got a lot to think about. That’s why we thought you might like a few ideas on healthy snacks to bring to your Super Bowl party. After all, aside from watching the game go down and all the commercials, food is the … [Read More...]

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