On Ice: Longest-Frozen Embryo Born in 2017

A female human embryo frozen in 1992 was successfully born last November in Tennessee.

The embryo was frozen for 24 years, making it the longest known frozen human embryo in the world.

The healthy 6-pound, 8-ounce baby girl named Emma was born on November 25 to a 25-year old mother, meaning the baby was conceived just one year after her mother's birth, a startling fact even to her parents.

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Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

Are you considering a breast augmentation but have not scheduled your consultation with Dr. Alqulali because you're afraid of the recovery? If this is the case, have no fear - with a little planning before your procedure, your recovery will be smooth sailing.

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Learn About the Symptoms of PCOS

Nearly 5 million women in the U.S. suffer from painful polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), making it the most common hormone abnormality condition in women of childbearing age. PCOS is also the cause of infertility in many women, and recent research has linked it to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Dr. Alqulali counsels and treats many women struggling to understand PCOS and its many life-altering symptoms.

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Post-Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Opioid Use

A study published in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, says that 10 percent of women who undergo mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction depend on opioid pain relievers months after surgery.

Opioids are a class of pain relievers that include oxycontin, hydrocodone, codeine, fentanyl and morphine.

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Are Artificially Created Ovaries the Next Treatment for Menopause?

Lab-made ovaries may be the end of menopause.

Researchers at Wake Forest University's Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are testing an artificially created ovarian tissue in rats with the ability to release estrogen and progesterone.

These artificial ovaries may mean a new way to treat or even prevent menopause in women.

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