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Fibroids

"Hidden In My Body:" The Case Of The Unapparent Uterine Fibroid

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Aimee Gallagher, MPH, MS, Scientific Program Manager at SWHR Uterine fibroids were something that I didn't know a thing about until I walked out o...

Fibroids 101

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Fibroids are a common gynecological diagnosis, often misrepresented yet rarely ignored.

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.

Fibroids: Time to End the Stigma

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

There's no good reason for fibroids to continue to cause such a high degree of suffering. But awareness of the condition is key if women are to get prompt and appropriate treatment.

Young African-American Women Affected Most by Uterine Fibroids

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tasha Mitchell

A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.

Researchers Discover Unlikely Cause Of Uterine Fibroids In Black Women

Posted 03.27.2013 | Black Voices

While doctors haven't been able to nail down a specific cause for uterine fibroids -- the noncancerous growths of the uterus that typically appear dur...

For Women of Child-Bearing Age, What to Know About Painful Fibroids

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Fibroids are the most commonly occurring pelvic tumors, affecting as many as half of women age 35 or older. But most women with fibroids may never have symptoms or they may be so mild they never know the growths are there.

How To Know If A Hysterectomy Is Right For You

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Hysterectomy remains the second most common major surgical procedure performed on women in the United States after Cesarean section. But each patient should be treated as an individual.

A Natural Approach To Pelvic Health: Join A Research Study!

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Millions of women suffer from irregular, erratic, sluggish, heavy, lengthy, crampy, or difficult periods. It's so common that most women have been led to believe this is normal. It's not.

Guide To Fighting Uterine Fibroids

essence.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

They can be uncomfortable, annoying and downright bothersome, but fibroids need to be dealt with as soon as they become a problem. Not sure what they ...

Video: Treatment Options For Uterine Fibroids

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

Dr. Jacoby describes the symptoms and indications for hysterectomy and also about uterine artery emobolization, a method of shrinking fibroids in women who have completed childbearing.