New Warnings About an Herbal Remedy for Hot Flashes

Menopausal women who experience hot flashes are often desperate to find relief by any means possible, including using home remedies and herbal cures. But researchers say that one popular way some women are cooling off may be dangerous.

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Can Fitness Fight Off Cancer?

Higher levels of aerobic fitness may reduce inherited risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in Carcinogenesis. The study, conducted by researchers from Colorado State University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and the University of Michigan, linked aerobic fitness to a lower risk of breast cancer development, although the reason for the relationship is not yet clear.

The study’s authors believe that being physically fit increases the ability of cells to defend themselves against cancer.  

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Pregnancy Rash: Can It Be Prevented?

Pregnancy is a time of many changes -- fluctuating hormones, physical changes to the body as the baby grows, swelling feet and stretchmarks. It also can bring about a harmless but itchy and uncomfortable rash! The rash, known as PUPPS, happens to less than 1 percent of pregnant women, but Dr. Alquali regularly advises her pregnant patients about their risk of contracting PUPPPS, what it means and how to manage it.

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Health Tips for Women in Their 60s and 70s

In addition to providing high-quality obstetric care, Dr. Alqulali and the staff at Infinity Medical Group are here for all your regular health care needs, no matter what your age. We treat patients for regular gynecological care and as part of that care, we stress the importance of things like regular checkups, preventative screenings and vaccinations to protect your health at every stage, including your 60s and 70s.

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Birth Control: There's an App for That

Need birth control? There’s an app for that! New phone technology now promises protection against unwanted pregnancy.

A Swedish husband-and-wife team of nuclear physicists developed an app to track menstrual cycles as an alternative to current birth control options like oral contraceptives, condoms and intrauterine devices, also known as IUDs.

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