Things Your Ob-Gyn Wants You to Know Before Your Appointment

Keeping up with a gynecologist visit is something every woman has to do. Considering the underlying concerns around it, however, some women are understandably apprehensive to book an appointment. Ladies, I totally understand where your concerns are coming from. Many of you feel self-conscious about what to expect or what …

Will Smith Proved That Colonoscopy Isn’t a Luxury for Black People, It’s Required Self Care

Last November 6, Will Smith announced on his vlog that he had his first colonoscopy and it revealed precancerous lesions (polyps) which were successfully removed. I was so happy to hear that these polyps had been detected early but then, as I read the details, I became somewhat concerned. Why …

“The Talk, Part 1”: Teaching Little Boys About Sexuality In The #MeToo Era

In this modern age, in an effort to promote public discourse that resonates across boundaries, including across marginalized communities, we have witnessed how powerful it is to express our opinions and commentaries on social media. In just one click, anything can go viral. We all want to be heard — …

Dr. Cindy Duke: How to Empower Women through Podcast

Did you know that you can actually preserve your voice and live up to a thousand years? It sounds impossible but ever since the recording was invented, you can make it happen. From phonograph to modern smartphones, the evolution of audio recording happened so fast that you can already store …

Debunking PCOS Myths, Because You Deserve the Truth

Certain medical conditions can potentially change your lifestyle and even your fertility. While some disorders can truly affect your wellbeing, some people, unfortunately, also fall ill due to the disease of misinformation and misconception. Some people lament over myths while others endure nonexisting symptoms due to self-diagnosis that is rooted …

Six Powerful Routines to Daily Wellness

These are simple steps to improve your health and quality of life. What is your daily routine? What takes up most of your time? What keeps you active and productive? Maintaining your productivity during the pandemic is tricky. With the lockdown and stay-at-home policies in place, almost everyone is having …

What is Considered to be Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Healthcare Workers, in the Age of COVID-19?

In their pristine white coats and protective gear, they’re fighting on the front lines of a war, against an invisible enemy. Every day, they risk their lives to tirelessly perform their duties, in the service of the community. They are our modern-day heroes — our fearless front-liners — who wear …

5 Things to Know Before Your First Appointment With a Fertility Specialist

So, you’ve decided to take the initial step on your journey to parenthood? You plan to make an appointment with a fertility specialist, but you are anxious about what to expect.  That’s fine, many people have been in your position. You may feel a bit worried since this is a …

The Power of Regular Facials — What You Need To Know

All of my friends know that I am a proponent of regular facials! Indeed, I encourage everyone to get them. I even recommend that my patients who are going through puberty or suffering from hormonal disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) get regular facials. So, why do I love getting …

What is Fertility Diet? A Definitive Beginner’s Guide

One out of eight couples endures the agony of infertility, often in silence. This April, we are commemorating Infertility Awareness Month and I cannot think of a better time to encourage you to be proactive about your ‘fertility health’. This awareness campaign encourages people to increase dialogue about fertility issues …