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Uterine Fibroids

Who Am I Without My Uterus? The Psychological, Social and Cultural Stigmas of Hysterectomy

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

The experiences of women who undergo hysterectomy have not been given adequate attention -- especially in the area of how reproductive organs can provide a sense of identity to women.

Feds Warn Against Surgery Device That Can Actually Spread Cancer

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsus...

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.

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...

The Common Health Problem That's Costing The U.S. Billions

Reuters | Amy Norton | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Uterine fibroids cost the U.S. billions each year in lost work days, pregnancy problems and t...

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.