01/16/24

My UFE Journey with Fibroids

Imagine living life on the edge of a precipice, each day a fight against debilitating fatigue and the constant threat of painful fibroid symptoms? Tashoryia Swain talked with Fibroid Fighters

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Be Fibroid Free
12/26/23

A Day With Shay Video:…

Shay Johnson, a powerful advocate for women’s health, is breaking the silence about fibroids in her Instagram series “A Day with Shay”. In her latest video,  “New Year Resolution: Be Fibroid

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New Years Resolution
12/13/23

New Year, New Health: Embracing…

As we approach the new year, a time for reflection and renewal, let’s turn our focus towards our health and well-being. For many women, understanding and managing uterine fibroids is

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Cramps and sleep
11/16/23

Fibroid-Fueled Cramps: How to Conquer…

Menstrual cramps can significantly impact your sleep quality, leaving you feeling exhausted and irritable. This is especially true for women with uterine fibroids, as the increased uterine size and pressure

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Fibroid sizes
11/16/23

Shay Johnson: The Different Sizes…

“The reason I want to talk about the different sizes of fibroids,” says TV personality Shay Johnson, ”is because everyone  has a different story about fibroids, the size of their

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Fibroid Insurance
10/19/23

Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)…

If you have been diagnosed with fibroids, you may wonder if treatment is covered by insurance. In this blog we will cover: Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in

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October breast cancer and fibroids
09/29/23

How Fibroids Increase Risk for…

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s crucial for women to be well-informed about the risk factors and signs of breast cancer. If you’re dealing with fibroids, you might wonder about

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Rainbow Baby Replacement
09/21/23

Rainbow Babies: Hope After the…

Rainbow babies are the children born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. Uterine fibroids can contribute to infertility and pregnancy loss, which can lead to the birth of a

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Exercise and fibroids
08/30/23

Exercise and Fibroids: Empowering Wellness…

Uterine fibroids are a prevalent concern among women, affecting up to 80 percent of those by age 50. Fibroids are often symptomless. However, some women experience fibroid symptoms like heavy

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Hair relaxers
08/25/23

News Update: Do Hair Relaxers…

In recent months there has been a deluge of advertisements on social media, radio, and television about the class action lawsuit involving hair relaxers and their potential relationship to female

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Fibroid legistlation
08/07/23

Fibroid Research & Education Act…

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and her colleagues Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Robin Kelly (D-IL) have reintroduced the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act to the House

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Fibroid Awareness
08/07/23

Advocate, Educate and Hope: Fibroid…

Purple was the color of the night at the Fibroid Fighters Foundation’s “50 Shades of Purple” reception held at the Empire Steak House in Midtown Manhattan. Over 200 guests showed

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08/02/23

Uterine Fibroids and Labor

If you have uterine fibroids, you may wonder how they will affect your pregnancy and delivery. Here is what you need to know. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow

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Fibroid Fighters Awareness Kit
07/11/23

Fibroid Awareness Tool Kit

July is Fibroid Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about this common condition. Did you know 80% of women will develop uterine fibroids by age 50? Fibroids are non-cancerous

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Fibroid Awareness Monht
06/30/23

Fibroid Awareness Month July 2023

Fibroid Awareness Month is an annual observance held in July to inform the public about uterine fibroids disease. Fibroids are benign tumors that develop in the uterus. An estimated 70

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Gender equality
05/30/23

Health Equality in Healthcare

Health equity is important in healthcare because it means increasing opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who we are, where we live, or our financial

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05/16/23

Can Diet Affect Fibroids?

The best way to prevent most chronic health conditions is a healthy foundation. That involves eating well and living an active lifestyle. The question remains, “Can you prevent or reduce

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04/25/23

Tests Every Woman Should Have

Why Health Screenings Are Important Preventive services may help prevent illnesses, diseases, and other health problems, or detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. They’re

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04/25/23

Could Yoga and Stretches Help…

You wake up on a crisp, sunny Saturday morning ready to take on the day, except for one thing. Your period cramps have hit you…hard! Whether you’re dealing with regular

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04/20/23

National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week, which runs from April 24 – 30, is commemorated to highlight the challenges people, especially women, face while dealing with infertility and accessing the required fertility

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New Study Links Fibroids to Infertility
04/12/23

New Study Reveals Fibroid Types…

New research has found evidence that uterine fibroids can hinder the process of conception and carrying a pregnancy to full term. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 26

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02/28/23

Endometriosis Awareness Month 2023

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis affects one in ten women globally in their lifetimes, regardless of their social position or ethnicity. This condition causes uterine tissue to grow outside

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02/28/23

How Can Men Support Women…

Many men often don’t speak about fibroids because they are known as a women’s condition. They feel it’s neither their right nor their place because they can’t understand how a

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02/01/23

Are Hypertension, Fibroids, and High…

If you are someone living with fibroids, there’s a possibility you feel concerned about how fibroids impact your health.Uncontrollable bleeding, unpredictable cycles, severe pelvic pain, and frequent urination are just

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12/29/22

Thyroids and Fibroids: How are…

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and Fibroid Fighters wants to encourage and empower women to take care of their bodies. Being aware of possible diseases and conditions and potential treatments

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12/29/22

What Are Cervical Fibroids?

You’ve been experiencing extremely heavy periods, discomfort when inserting a tampon, and pain during sex so you make an appointment with your doctor to find out what could be the

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12/07/22

Tips for Enjoying the Holidays…

Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year’s, Three King’s or Boxing Day, the holiday season is a time to connect with our friends and family. However, if you

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Fibroids and Genetics
12/01/22

Fibroids and Genetics

Did you know that one of the risk factors for fibroids is genetics? If have a uterus and your grandmother, mother, or sibling has fibroids, you are at a higher

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Women with Diabetes risk at Fibroids
10/28/22

Are Diabetic Women More At…

Did you know that 37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes which can lead to other health conditions?  Each year, the National Diabetes Association has a November campaign geared to increase

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Turning Red about Periods
10/07/22

Is Pixar’s “Turning Red” Movie…

In MGM’s horror film “Carrie” (1976), there’s a scene where Carrie gets her first period, and she thinks she’s dying. Of course, this happens in a scene where girls are

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PCOS Vs. Fibroids: Similarities and Differences
09/13/22

PCOS Vs. Fibroids: Similarities and…

September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. Fibroids and PCOS share similar symptoms which can make it challenging to get a proper diagnosis. If you are having irregular periods,

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State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden Receives the Fibroid Fighters’ 2022 Champion Award
08/24/22

State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden…

Michigan State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden was presented with the 2022 Champion Award by the Fibroid Fighters Foundation at their annual fibroid awareness dinner, “A Night in Purple”, held July

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Fibroid Fighters BET
08/01/22

‘Hysterectomies Aren’t Our Only Option’:…

THE GOAL IS TO FIND REAL SOLUTIONS WITH MUCH BETTER OUTCOMES. There’s a common ailment that unites a specific group of people that not enough people are talking about. There’s

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Emotional side of fibroids
05/17/22

Emotional Causes of Fibroids

Do you ever wonder about the emotional side effects of fibroids? With spring ready to spread warmth and chirping birds, some may think seasonal depression is gone for the year.

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05/03/22

Your Guide to Fibroids After…

You’ve just given birth, and you are concerned about how your fibroids may change postpartum. Fibroids, which are noncancerous tumors, often shrink after pregnancy. In one study, researchers found that,

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Eugenia Buie, Fibroid Fighter Foundation
02/14/22

Fighter Feature: Eugenia Buie

Introduce yourself and don’t forget your name! Hi, my name is Eugenia Buie, and I am a Fibroid Fighter, Survivor, and Ambassador! What are you doing for Valentine’s? How does

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Erica Taylor, Fibroid Fighter, featured by the Fibroid Fighters Foundation
01/19/22

Fighter Feature: Erica Taylor

Introduce yourself, and don’t forget your name! I’m Erica L. Taylor, Executive Producer, entrepreneur, impact filmmaker, wife, a woman of God, and a fibroid awareness advocate and ambassador. Do you

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Shay Johnson, FIbroid Fighter Feauture
12/20/21

Fighter Feature: Shay Johnson

December’s Fighter Feature is Shay Johnson. Shay is a reality TV star and model who helps spread awareness of fibroids by engaging in conversations in our Talk About “U” series

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Melissa Murphy Fighter Feature
11/18/21

Fighter Feature: Melissa Muganzo Murphy

We’re introducing our newest series: the Fighter Feature. Every month, we’ll be asking one of our Fibroid Fighters to encourage more conversations about fibroids by sharing their story and to

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Eugenia Buie Fibroid Fighter
11/05/21

Victim to Victorious: A Journey…

How Fibroid Ambassador Eugenia Buie Battled Fibroids During the Pandemic Now that we are more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it has presented numerous challenges for women dealing

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Fibroids and Breast Cancer
10/08/21

Increased Risk of Breast Cancer…

Every October, we donate to breast cancer awareness organizations, wear pink ribbons or clothing, and are grateful for our family members in remission. It’s easy to go through the motions,

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Fibroids and Hemorrhoids
09/17/21

Fibroids and Hemorrhoids

Having uterine fibroids can be a pain in the butt….literally. Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins that are located in and near the rectum that can cause pain or bleeding. There

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Fibroids and Ovarian Cancer
09/10/21

Can Fibroids Turn Into Ovarian…

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ovarian cancer is the 5th deadliest cancer for women, following cervical cancer. Close to 21,000 people are diagnosed with ovarian

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Fibroids and STIs
09/03/21

Myth Busting: Can STIs Cause…

When it comes to what definitively causes uterine fibroids, benign tumors that develop within the uterus, there are numerous myths. Over the years doctors and researchers have been able to

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Fibroids and Liver Cancer
08/27/21

Liver Disease and Periods

When you think of liver disease, you probably think of jaundice, the yellowing of the skin or eyes, as a major symptom. While this may be true, period changes such

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Coach Ella Destiny Fibroid Fighter
08/20/21

Coach Ella Destiny's Fibroid Survival…

You may be surprised to learn that nearly a quarter of Black women between the ages of 18 and 30 have fibroids. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop within

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Kidney Infection and Fibroids
08/13/21

Can a Kidney Infection Affect…

Your period has been extremely irregular for the last few months. Some months it’s so heavy you’re forced to change your super absorbent tampon every hour and others it’s almost

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Stephanie Tubbs Jones Fibroid Bill
08/06/21

Who Was Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs…

STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES Stephanie Tubbs Jones is a name to remember. Born in Cleveland, Ohio to a factory worker and airline porter, and she was the youngest of three sisters.

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07/30/21

Period Brain Fog, Migraine Headaches,…

Sitting at your nine to five desk job, you’re not sure if it’s from staring at your computer screen or something else, but you’ve been feeling spaced out and had

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Kym Lee
07/23/21

Breaking the Silence with Kym…

26 million women between the ages of 15 and 50 have uterine fibroids, which are benign tumors that develop within the uterus. Of those women, 15 million will experience severe,

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New Drug May Help Fibroid Pain
07/16/21

New Research Suggests Combination Drug…

New Fibroid Research Discovers a Possible Way to Reduce Bleeding Uterine fibroids affect millions of women in the U.S. every year. While researchers and physicians continue to make strides in

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coffee and fibroids
07/02/21

Your Guide to Caffeine and…

We all know how addicting caffeine can be. The fresh, bitter smell of coffee brewing in the morning, the sparkling carbonation of soda hitting the tongue, and the sweet subtle

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woman vaping
06/18/21

Can Vaping or Cigarette Smoking…

Whenever you go to the doctor, they ask you if you have a history of smoking, but vaping e-cigarettes aren’t really the same thing, right? Wrong. With various flavors, vaping

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Kimberly Wilson Fibroid Fighter
06/11/21

Kimberly Wilson Is Fibroid Fighter’s…

Kimberly Wilson burst into the technology health care space when her personal experience with fibroids inspired her to create a new tech start-up, HUED, to improve the patient care experience

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06/04/21

Taking Ibuprofen for Menstrual Cramps

It’s that time of the month again, your period cramps have been acting up when you’re at an important meeting at work, exercising at the gym, and going out to

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Toya Johnson
05/21/21

Toya Johnson Joins the Fight…

Toya Johnson is joining our fight against the fibroid epidemic as a Brand Ambassador for The Fibroid Fighters Foundation. Toya is widely known for her reality television appearances in “Tiny

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05/07/21

Adenomyosis: Bloating and Digestive Issues

For the last few months you’ve noticed you’re making more trips to the restroom and have been experiencing constipation more than usual. Even when you try to eat healthy foods,

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04/30/21

Uterine Fibroid Research Funding Bill

Even though around 30% of all women will get fibroids by the age of 35 and 70% to 80% of women will have fibroids by the age of 50, uterine

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genetic factors of fibroids
04/23/21

Uterine Fibroid Research: The HoxA13…

Uterine fibroids are one of the most under-researched health conditions, yet they affect nearly 26 million women in the U.S. Thankfully, more people are realizing this enormous disparity and are

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uterus
04/09/21

What Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization…

Whether you’ve experiencing painful, heavy periods or have just been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, choosing the right treatment for you can be stressful. Your doctor may have given you pamphlets

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woman discussing IUD
04/02/21

Why Does a Copper IUD…

You’re sitting at your gynecologist appointment listening to your physician explain the numerous different kinds of IUDs, which stands for intrauterine devices. It can be extremely overwhelming choosing the right

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woman discussing pelvic floor muscle dysfunction with doctor
03/19/21

Can Fibroids Cause Pelvic Floor…

Despite the fact that close to one-third of all women and 50 percent of women over the age of 50 are currently affected by pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (PFMD), people are given

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risks of tampons
03/12/21

The Risks of Using Tampons…

You’re at the grocery store and you zone out staring at the shelves stocked full of period products trying to choose the right out for you. If you regularly deal

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02/26/21

Can Changing Your Diet Change…

You’re in bed scrolling on Instagram, wishing there was a healthy way to lose some weight. You see your friends sharing their meal plans and documenting results on keto, paleo,

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11/02/20

Unusual Iron Anemia Symptoms

You’re buying boxes of tampons and pads just to control the constant, heavy bleeding you experience each month. To make matters worse, you’re ruining clothing and avoiding leaving the house

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10/05/20

Why Is My Period Heavy…

First off, how much blood is considered to be heavier than normal? If you need to change your tampon or pad less than two hours or you pass blood clots the

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09/02/20

My Fibroid Story: Leanna

We are thrilled to announce Leanna will be joining our team of Fibroid Fighters Brand Ambassadors. Leanna struggled with fibroids for years before she was finally able to get the

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08/19/20

What Your Period Color Says…

It may be weird, but your period color changes. Period blood can appear in a range of different colors from black, brown, blue, or even orange. Although it’s completely normal

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Fibroids and Sex
08/05/20

Fibroids and Sex

Fibroids can cause a variety of symptoms depending on their size and number. If the fibroids are very large, this can cause excessive pain and swelling. For fibroids in numbers, symptoms

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07/29/20

My Fibroid Story: Keona

At Fibroid Fighters, one of our main goals is to raise awareness about uterine fibroids. We also want to stress how important it is to do your research when it comes to

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