Archive for category: Healthcare

Fibroids Awareness Month!

Fibroids Awareness Month!

1 / July 6, 2017 11:21 PM

July is Fibroids Awareness Month! This year, our Founder, Sateria Venable , also celebrates her 10th anniversary as a fibroid advocate. We’ve made encouraging strides as we seek a #cureforfibroids. Although we have much work to do, it’s great to […]

Virtual Reality and Women’s Health

Virtual Reality and Women’s Health

0 / January 8, 2017 3:39 PM

Are you ready for the future of virtual reality? How will Virtual Reality (VR) impact women’s health? The jury is out, but one can only imagine… -IMAGINE VR home visits from your doctor! -CONSIDER VR augmenting fibroid MRIs It is […]

Twitter Chat with Mayo Clinic

Twitter Chat with Mayo Clinic

0 / August 9, 2016 3:00 AM

Join us this evening at 8:30 PM EST for a TWEET CHAT with Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommasi from MAYO CLINIC!  Tweet you soon!

Fibroid Registry Launch!

Fibroid Registry Launch!

0 / May 8, 2016 3:19 PM

Foundation Family, You may remember previous mention of a groundbreaking fibroid registry called COMPARE-UF. Well, today is LAUNCH DAY!  We launch as we begin National Women’s Health Week. As a member of this research effort we are pleased to embark […]

Gaining Momentum

Gaining Momentum

1 / October 5, 2015 8:37 PM

This week, The Fibroid Foundation is participating in two conferences – the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Academy Health, 2015 AHRQ Research Conference, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting. When you are working toward a goal, many days […]

Dubin Center Event

Dubin Center Event

0 / July 21, 2015 5:22 PM

I recently attended a Dubin Center talk on breast cancer that was featured in the New York Social Diary.  Like fibroid patients, breast cancer patients are focused on diet and medical care. It’s great to see multiple non-profits featured.  Hopefully […]

Supporting Other Causes

Supporting Other Causes

0 / July 14, 2015 5:37 PM

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Tiffany Jones, Executive Director of Pink Chose Me. Tiffany is a breast cancer survivor with an uplifting spirit.  Her foundation, Pink Chose Me, supports and uplifts fellow women with breast cancer diagnoses.  Tiffany’s […]

Waking Up to the Global Need for Sanitary Products

Waking Up to the Global Need for Sanitary Products

1 / February 4, 2015 3:00 AM

  Are sanitary products becoming the next focal point of social entrepreneurship?  Perhaps. In some countries, it is relatively easy to find and purchase sanitary products.  My friends and I would often joke about the monthly expense, and how it […]

Fibroids and Menopause

Fibroids and Menopause

0 / July 15, 2014 3:00 AM

  Will my fibroids shrink as I near menopause? This is a question frequently asked by women.  The correct answer is, maybe. The actual statistics are that 40-50% of women experience significant shrinkage of fibroids as a result of reduced […]

Morcellation

Morcellation

14 / May 14, 2014 4:00 AM

  Laparoscopic power morcellators can be used by surgeons to divide or shred tissue when performing laparascopic procedures such as hysterectomies.  In 2013 two law suits raised questions on the use of morcellators when patients who had received the procedure […]