Author Archives: Joy

About Joy

The Founder of Fibroid Relief.

Clinical Trials: Participate and Spread the Word

At Fibroid Relief we have been promoting awareness of and access to the full range of treatment options, which has come from our own awareness that women are not given adequate and thorough information to make a decision about their … Continue reading

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Health Reform, Women, Learning More…and doing something!

I’ve taken to funneling these rants into reading and learning more about the reform initiatives but more importantly, how I can be one of the many that together can affect change in this system for women. The National Women’s Law Center has some fantastic facts and information, as well as ways to get involved by Contacting your Congress-person.

I was particularly interested in their Why Women Need Health Reform Fact Sheet that emphasizes that “Women Struggle to Find Coverage for the Benefits They Need”….most of you out there know exactly how true this concept is….sigh…. Continue reading

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These boots were made for walkin….through the SNOW!

At Fibroid Relief we’ve been snowed in off and on for much of the month.  It’s in this weather we find ourselves in a funk over the unexpected changes this creates for our schedules…no cars, no clear roads, canceled workdays, … Continue reading

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Health Reform & Fibroids

Discussions about Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) were not commonplace conversation just over a year ago, but as the Health Care Reform initiative has progressed, it seems that nearly every single day we hear something about CER. Recently, Medical Devices Today … Continue reading

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Great Wall Street Journal Article on Fibroid Treatments Today

There is a great focus piece in this mornings Wall Street Journal on uterine fibroids.  It’s main focus is on Radiofrequency (RF) ablation, a minimally invasive treatment which ablates fibroids in a manner similar to Focused Ultrasound, yet the author … Continue reading

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2010 – the Year of WELL

Hi Everyone! Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions…and as usual, I’m thinking wellness. But for once it’s not so much about LOSS or MORE (weight-loss & exercise more), but being WELL. To me this means being mindful of what … Continue reading

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Our Amazing Advisory Board…and welcoming our new member, Dr. John Lipman

We’re very fortunate to have such a phenomenal Advisory Board at Fibroid Relief and if you haven’t noticed, please take a look at the people who help guide our growing organization. Last week I visited a new addition to our … Continue reading

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New Clinical Trial with Focused Ultrasound and Fibroids (Europe & Asia)

Recently a new posting popped up on ClinicalTrials.gov for Focused Ultrasound and Uterine Fibroids.  This study is recruiting patients (estimated at 24) in France, Germany, the Republic of Korea and the Netherlands.  Eligibility and Criteria are listed below and more … Continue reading

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To Share or not to Share….

We all wonder whether or not we should share personal information with other people… How will I feel? How will they react? Am I “over-sharing?” Is this “too much information?” Will I be embarrassed? So many reasons for each and … Continue reading

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Feelings on…Fibroid Relief At Last Event, Chicago – Next week!

With one week left till our Event in Chicago, I find myself feeling a flurry of different things. There’s a little bit of those nerves of excitement and anticipation one feels before a first date – hoping they show, hoping … Continue reading

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