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The Straight Truth: Hair Relaxers and Fibroids

August 25, 2016

  The incidence of fibroids in the United States is 2-3 times higher in black women than white women, with their likelihood of developing the benign uterine tumors estimated at 80% and 70%, respectively. Researchers have spent several decades investigating   Read more…

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Do’s And Don’ts For Talking To Your Doctor About Fibroids

  Knowledge is power. When it comes to your health, your doctor has a lot of it – and a lot of empowering knowledge to share. At the same time, you know your body best. You know if things are   Read more…

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Exploring The Connection Between Fibroids And Obesity

August 10, 2016

  The relationship between weight and uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) is a complex one. However, while it is not fully understood, a link between obesity – which is typically defined by a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥24 –   Read more…

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New Directions in Fibroid Treatment: The Acessa Guidance System

July 24, 2016

  Fibroids have just become easier to treat. Why? Because a new application for an old technology has given practitioners of radiofrequency ablation the ability to target them with unprecedented precision. Earlier this year, Halt Medical (the company behind Acessa   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part V: Pharmacological Hormone Therapies

March 25, 2016

  Uterine fibroids are almost always benign, but the debilitating symptoms experienced by an estimated 30% of women with fibroids can feel far from it. The nature and severity of fibroid symptoms depends on the size, and/or classification (submucosal, subserosal,   Read more…

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