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, 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.














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