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HealthNewsDigest.com Publishes Fibroid Relief Article About Non-Hysterectomy Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids

A new Fibroid Relief article highlighting the various non-hysterectomy treatment options for uterine fibroids was published on HealthNewsDigest.com. HealthNewsDigest.com is a 13 year old Online Magazine that publishes news stories on the health industry. Got Uterine Fibroids? Know This: 1) You Are Not … Continue reading

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Nearly One in Five Women Who Undergo Hysterectomy May Not Need the Procedure – EurekAlert!

It is estimated that one in three women in the United States will have had a hysterectomy by the age of 60. Although the numbers of hysterectomies are decreasing, a new study of more than three thousand women in Michigan … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Pulls Hysterectomy Device From Hospitals – The Wall Street Journal

Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it was withdrawing a surgical tool that can spread cancer in women, effectively removing the device’s largest manufacturer from the market amid a contentious debate over its use. The company plans to tell customers world-wide … Continue reading

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More Than One Option When Fighting Fibroid Tumors – KY3

Pilates studio owner Tonya Amos needs her body to run her business.  But the former professional dancer started feeling intense pain. A visit to her doctor revealed the cause.  Tonya had several fibroids – one of them as large as … Continue reading

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FDA Advises Against Morcellator Use in Hysterectomies – The Wall Street Journal

Federal regulators advised doctors Thursday to stop using a surgical device used in tens of thousands of hysterectomies each year, citing its potential to spread cancer. The move by the Food and Drug Administration could change the way many women … Continue reading

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A Surgical Procedure’s Risks, Unmentioned – The New York Times

Many patients assume that, like prescription drugs, surgical procedures and instruments undergo extensive testing and must be government-approved. It’s not necessarily so. Developers, of course, do test new instruments, and practitioners often train with an expert before using them unsupervised … Continue reading

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Hysterectomy: Know Before You Go

A diagnosis of problematic fibroids, endometriosis or abnormal bleeding could lead your doctor to recommend a hysterectomy. But before you get rolled into the OR, ask questions. “Patients who regret the procedure usually aren’t presented with all their options,” says … Continue reading

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Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women, Survey Finds

But many delay seeing doctor for years because of concerns about treatmentsBy Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter http://consumer.healthday.com/women-s-health-information-34/fibroids-news-309/uterine-fibroids-take-heavy-toll-on-women-survey-finds-680933.html THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) — Women with uterine fibroids wait more than three years on average before seeking treatment, even though symptoms often interfere … Continue reading

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AARP article names Hysterectomy one of “4 Surgeries to Avoid”

…3. Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids Each year approximately 600,000 American women have hysterectomies, or removal of the uterus, and studies show that the vast majority are unnecessary. A hysterectomy is critical when the patient has cancer (which is the case for about … Continue reading

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Long term effectiveness of hysterectomy: a focus on the aging patient

Abstract of Forsgen C and Altman D. Long term effects of hysterectomy: focus on aging patient. Aging Health (2013)9(20) 179-187 and Medscape Hysterectomy is the second most common major surgical procedure performed in women worldwide and almost one in three … Continue reading

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