Entries by Dr. Tanginika Cuascud


How to Be a Successful Single Mom

Successful single moms are in constant motion. Always doing, solving, thinking, creating, juggling, producing, and responding to the never-ending demands of motherhood. In an era in which women are bearing most of the parenting load, maintaining a balance between family and work life is an ever-increasing challenge. However, for most women mediocrity and failure are […]


Urinary Incontinence After Pregnancy

As if our bodies don’t go through enough changes during pregnancy and childbirth, many of us also have to deal with urinary incontinence. For many women, sneezing, coughing, laughing or having sex—during and after pregnancy—is enough to trigger a leak. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? Here are some answers:


A Tween Guide to Puberty

When children reach age 10 they are already on the verge of becoming adolescents. Tween boys and girls (pre-adolescents ages 9-12) will experience significant changes as puberty hits and parents need to discuss these changes with them. Physical, emotional, and social changes are all part of puberty which makes this developmental time fun, confusing, and […]


Are We Overcommitting Our Kids?

It is 7:15pm and Angelo, age 10, is sitting at the dinner table. He is not eating dinner, though; he is still doing his homework. Angelo wakes up at 6 am, eats breakfast, gets ready for school, finishes his homework from the day before, and gets on his school bus. The school bus picks him […]

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): A Silent Enemy

UPDATED August 1st, 2016  Recently, I’ve had friends who have been diagnosed with HPV, or the human papillomavirus. Their reaction has been of disbelief and fear, coupled with a lot of questions about the virus and its consequences. Knowing the facts about HPV can help you prevent a case of this stealthy, and potentially deadly, […]