Fibroids affect approximately three out of four American women. Many women dismiss symptoms of fibroids (also known as myomas) including, heavy monthly periods, pain or pressure between the hip bones or back of the legs, a frequent need to urinate, constipation and bloating and an enlarged abdomen. Fibroid related symptoms cause women to lose an estimated 2-4 million days of productivity a year. African-American women, and those of any race with a family history, are more likely to develop fibroids than other women. It’s estimated that between 50% and 80% of African-American women will develop fibroids. Fibroids are the #1 reason for hysterectomy in this country— up to 75% of hysterectomies done are for this non-cancerous condition that can be treated without surgery!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fibroids Team Heads to Chattanooga, Tennessee

The fibroids team packed up the car and headed north to Chattanooga, TN, home of the Hamilton County Minority Health Fair, one of the largest health fairs in the south. Nearly three thousand people turned out for the annual event which is designed to empower and educate as well Close The Gap! Over 120 vendors participated in the MHF including the Got Fibroids team. A big thanks to Chris Ramsey for inviting us. And Hats Off to Bounce TV WDEF for the wonderful TV coverage. Check out the news story by clicking on the link below.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Freedom From Fibroids Team All Around Town

The Freedom From Fibroids team has been hitting the streets all around Metro Atlanta, educating women about UFE, Uterine Fibroid Embolization. The non-surgical procedure takes 45 minutes, the patient goes home the same day with a band aid and the recovery period is about a week.

Although UFE has been available since 1995,  many women have never heard of the procedure. UFE and fibroid expert, Dr. John Lipman performed the first procedure in Georgia over 17 years ago and has performed more UFE procedures than any other interventional radiologist in the Southeast.

Women should be informed about all of their options when it comes to the treatment of fibroids. The team visited spots all around town to make sure women have the information they need to make informed decisions about their lives.

Check out the photos from our community health talk at the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library, the health fair at Atlanta City Hall, the health fair at Delta Airlines inside Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the Atlanta Business League's members expo at the 755 Club at Turner Field and the City of Atlanta Health Fair at Hartsfield Jackson Airport. We've been busy!

                                                                Community Health Talk

Atlanta City Hall Health Fair

Delta Airlines Health Fair

Atlanta Business League's Members Expo ~ 755 Club at Turner Field

City of Atlanta Health Fair at Hartsfield Jackson Airport

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Freedom From Fibroids Health Talk

Fibroid and UFE expert John Lipman, MD and his team headed South to Vienna, Georgia to present a health talk on fibroids. Over a hundred women gathered at the Vienna Church of Christ to hear Dr. Lipman speak about Uterine Fibroid Embolization, the non surgical treatment for uterine fibroids. The women attending the seminar listened closely as Dr. Lipman described how the procedure works. Many were surprised to learn the patient goes home the same day with just a band aid and they're back to work in about a week.

Lunch was served to all of those in attendance with many complimenting our catering service, Caterrific which is owned an operated by Craig Reese.

To book a community health talk at your church, contact Marjorie at

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Women & Wellness Fibroid Fit 2013

If you missed Women & Wellness Fibroid Fit 2013, presented by the Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory Adventist Hospital, you missed out on a day full of fun, fitness and fashion. Hundreds of women converged on the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain Park for the big event on Saturday, May 4th. UFE & Fibroid Expert, Dr. John Lipman urged women to empower themselves with information to make informed decisions about their health. He also discussed UFE, Uterine  Fibroid Embolization, a non-surgical treatment for uterine fibroids.

R & B Divas Star Nicci Gilbert also greeted the ladies and presented her Curvato Collection during a super charged fashion show produced by Olando Narcisse of Multi40rce Entertainment. Former Atlanta Falcons player Jamie Dukes and an instructor from the Put Up Your Dukes Foundation, presented a Chachersize demonstration. Chachersize, not to be confused with the Cha Cha Slide is an interactive exercise, designed to encourage movement as well as dance. Fitness guru Carla Fields had the ladies pumped up with excitement during her fitness demonstration. She also encouraged healthy eating.

The American Heart Association had everyone's taste buds tingling, as Chef Carolyn presented a cooking demonstration or shall I say a non cooking demonstration. The chef prepared a kale salad while Deitra Dennis of the AHA explained the benefits of being heart healthy. Motivational speaker and radio host Jennifer Keitt delivered an emotional and heart stirring message to the ladies and encouraged them to remember take care of themselves while dealing with life's challenges. Fitness Diva LaWanda Brokenborough ended the afternoon with full fledged Zumba class, complete with lots of movement, lots of sweat, and lots of burned calories. The event was hosted by veteran radio announcer Cynthia Young.

Join us for our next community health talk on June 29th at the Atlanta Fulton Public Library, SW Branch, 3665 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta, GA. Registration gets underway at 11:30am, followed by Dr. John Lipman's Freedom From Fibroids presentation at noon. Lunch will be served at 1pm followed by a Zumba Class at 2pm. Reserve your seat today! Call 678-861-7787.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Join Us For Women & Wellness Fibroid Fit!!!! RSVP Today!!!

Dr. John Lipman wows the crowd at Health Seminar in Atlanta!!!!

Over a hundred women gathered at West Side Community Church in SW Atlanta recently to hear UFE and Fibroid Expert Dr. John Lipman. Many of those attending the seminar expressed shock by the high number of hysterectomies performed in the US each year. Many of those hysterectomies were unnecessary. Dr. Lipman explained why UFE ( Uterine Fibroid Embolization) may be the answer!

To schedule a community health talk at your church, email Marjorie Coley at

Our next health talk is slated for Vienna, GA on May 11th!!! Lunch will be served. This event is Free!!!
Join us on  May 4th for Women and Wellness Fibroid Fit at 11am at the Evergreen Marriott at Stone Mountain Park. This event is Free and lunch will be served. To RSVP cal 678-761-7787.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fibroid Team Heads South to Macon!!!

Nearly a hundred women converged on New Covenant Bible Church in Macon, Georgia to hear Fibroid Expert, Dr.  John Lipman's Freedom From Fibroids Without Surgery presentation. The women of grace and the women's ministry members listened intently as Dr.Lipman explained how women who have had hysterectomies because of fibroids are putting themselves at greater risk for heart disease and stroke. Dr. Lipman talked about the non surgical method of treating fibroids, UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization) and explained how non invasive the procedure is compared to surgery. With UFE, women go home with their uterus intact. The procedure takes 45 minutes, the patient goes home with a band aid and the recovery period is about a week.

If you'd like to hold a community health talk at your church, email Marjorie Coley at and to find out more about our Fibroid Fit Event, log on to