Forgetting the Pill? Try an IUD Instead

Do you have problems remembering to take your birth control pill at the same time every day? Nervous about using natural family-planning methods? If you are looking for a form of birth control that you do not have to think about every day but that is still safe and effective, you may want to consider talking to Dr. Alqulali about getting an IUD, or intrauterine device.

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Put Off Plastic Surgery Until After Pregnancy

Kylie Jenner will have to put off lip-enhancement procedures for the time being, according to a plastic surgery expert.

The U.K.’s The Metro reported that a plastic surgeon who has worked with Jenner in the past recommends that the star give up dermal fillers during her pregnancy.

Jenner, who is famous for her plump pout, is widely speculated to be expecting her first child.

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Meeting About Menopause

Women’s health researchers from around the United States, Canada and Mexico recently gathered for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society to discuss and present topics and new treatments concerning menopause and women’s health.

The Women's Health Initiative 

Topics and takeaways from the summit included updates on the Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term health study funded by the U.S. Health and Human Services' National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The WHI was established in 1991 to address the top three causes of death, disability and quality-of-life issues for postmenopausal women in the U.S.: cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis.

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Consume Seafood Safely When Pregnant

One of the most common questions Dr. Alqulali hears when treating moms-to-be is, "What can I eat?" And more specifically, "Can I eat shellfish or fish while pregnant?" Dr. Alqulali advises patients to eat a healthy diet during their pregnancy and to follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendation regarding consumption of fish and shellfish during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The ACOG recommendation bases its advice on updated U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines.

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Skip the Online Search: Call a Doctor Instead

A bump on the labia, unusual discharge, strange cramping or mystery pain. It happens to all of us, and chances are it has probably happened to you, too. When these things or other abnormal occurrences arise, it is very tempting to reach for your laptop to search for a diagnosis from Dr. Google instead of reaching for your phone to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Alqulali. In fact, Google search stats say that one in every 20 searches is regarding health information. While the Internet is an excellent resource for many things, it is not the place to get a medical diagnosis or treatment.

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