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
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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
To schedule a community health talk at your church, email Marjorie Coley at email@example.com
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
If you'd like to hold a community health talk at your church, email Marjorie Coley at firstname.lastname@example.org and to find out more about our Fibroid Fit Event, log on to www.atlantafibroidclinic.com