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A Hysterectomy Is Not the Only Option for Treating Fibroids

QUESTION: I have been diagnosed with two huge uterine fibroids. They have caused me a great deal of discomfort. A gynecologist has recommended that I should have a hysterectomy — an operation that would remove my uterus. Are there any other treatments that would permit me to keep my uterus? READ MORE HERE:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sunnybrook-health-sciences-centre/hysterectomy-for-fibroids_b_7819292.html

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5 Weird Ways Ovulation Can Affect Your Body

Your senses might seem heightened Once a month, women of reproductive age go through ovulation—the process in which an egg is released from an ovary into the fallopian tubes, which can then be fertilized by sperm. At the same time, our hormones begin to fluctuate and our brain chemistry shifts, which may be an attempt…

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Hidden reasons for your overeating

Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian and Health’s contributing nutrition editor. She privately counsels clients in New York, Los Angeles, and long distance, and is the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers NHL team and the New York Yankees MLB team. Overeating is tricky. First, you may not even realize you’re doing it.…

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This hair trend is shaking up the beauty biz

Forget the relaxers. More and more, African-American women are leaving behind chemicals used to straighten hair and accepting their natural curls. The shift to Afro, locks and other natural hairstyles comes amid health concerns about relaxers, which have been linked to fibroids, as well as worries about hair breakage and loss. Celebrities such as Lupita…

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization: A Safe and Effective Alternative to Surgery

If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, you’re not alone. The National Institutes of Health concluded that the majority of American women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives.1 With symptoms such as urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, and heavy periods that can lead to iron-deficiency anemia, fibroids take a toll both physically…

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Fibroid Treatment Options from the New England Journal of Medicine

Elizabeth (Ebbie) Stewart, M.D., chair of Reproductive Endocrinology at Mayo Clinic, says the woman has several options, but determining her best option is guided by her symptoms, the size, number and location of the fibroids, as well as where she is in her reproductive life span. These options are highlighted in a Clinical Practice article…

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South Miami Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants Participating in Fibroid Research

South Miami Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants is collaborating in a national research study to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatments for women with uterine fibroids. Research partners include Duke University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, University of California, Henry Ford Health System, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital,…

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