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!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Join us at For Sisters Only at the Georgia World Congress Center, September 15 & 16. Look for the Got Fibroids Booth.
Dr. John Lipman is the featured speaker for the 4th Annual National Black Health and Beauty Conference at Sisters Chapel on the campus of Spelman College. Dr. Lipman speaks at 9:40am on Friday, September 21st. Go to blackhealthmag.com for conference information.
Join the Got Fibroids Team for a health fair on September 29 from 9am to 12noon at Saint Phillip Church on Candler Road in Decatur.
Join the Got Fibroids Team on October 6 & 7 for the World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show at the Georgia International Convention Center.
Join us at the Healthy Moves Health & Wellness Fair on October 13th. The event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Don't forget to RSVP for the White Pants Social, Friday, October 19 from 6 to 9pm. The event will be held at Paschal's Restaurant, 180-B Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA. This event is FREE!!! Call 678-861-7787 to reserve your seat!!!
Join Dr. John Lipman for a free community health talk on October 20 from, 10am to 12noon at Allen Temple AME Church. A hot breakfast will be served. Call 678-861-7787 to RSVP.