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Movies, Monsters, and Munchies, Oh My! Your Guide to a Frighteningly Fun Kid-friendly Halloween Published on October 15th, 2020

Halloween’s going to be a little different this year, but instead of worrying about all the things you can’t do during the pandemic, you can put a special twist on the holiday with safe, festive activities. From pumpkin carving to indoor DIY crafts and movies, here’s a list of fun, kid-frien…

Encouraging Young People to Open Up and Speak Out About Mental Health Published on September 18th, 2020

As a mother and reconstructive pediatric surgeon, caring for young people is part of my every day, and I feel quite capable of fixing a full range of children’s physical concerns. Youth mental health, however, is an area where we can’t simply “fix” things, despite our best efforts. Parent…

9 More Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer & Breast Reconstruction Published on August 19th, 2020

Dr. Sharline Aboutanos and her colleague, Breast Surgical Oncologist Kandace McGuire, MD, held a virtual tea with the support group Here for the Girls to share valuable, in-depth information with women facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Their rich and varied conversation provided so much enlighteni…

11 Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Treatment and Reconstruction Published on July 16th, 2020

Every woman with a breast cancer diagnosis faces a myriad of decisions, to the point that it often feels completely overwhelming. We want to help as you consider information that will support you in your process. To that end, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aboutanous recently sat down w…

Have A Child That Needs Reconstructive Surgery? A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Offers 4 Tips for Success Published on June 25th, 2020

Dr. Sharline Aboutanos is a highly experienced pediatric plastic surgeon, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the accredited Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s Hospital—so it’s fair to say she has a lot of intel when it comes to pediatric reconstructive sur…