Are Pelvic Exams Necessary Every Year?

If you’re like most women, you’re probably not too excited when your annual checkup rolls around. While you may be tempted to skip this exam, before you cancel your appointment, you should remember that although it can be uncomfortable, annual exams play a critical role in protecting your health. The annual exam allows Dr. Alqulali to make sure your reproductive organs are healthy and helps her identify any conditions or concerns that may negatively impact your overall health.

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O-Shot Can Help With Female Sexual Dysfunction

Disinterest, pain and the inability to become aroused can make many women just want to avoid sex altogether. These factors can also indicate a medical condition known as Female Sexual Dysfunction, or FSD. As many as 75 percent of women experience FSD, and many women in this number think FSD happens as just another part of life caused by age or changes in hormones. As a result, way too many women suffer in silence. In fact, only 14 percent of women ever talk to their gynecologist at all about sex! Dr. Alqulali offers patients a safe place to talk about sex. She also offers the O-Shot, an injection that alleviates the symptoms of FSD.

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Know Your Risks This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international event designed to bring focus to the disease, its treatment and prevention. Dr. Alqulali believes that the best patient is an informed patient, and she works to educate patients on ways to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.

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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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