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Based at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana, Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MS, cares for many patients with uterine fibroids.
In the search for solutions to her uterine fibroids symptoms, New Jerseyan Lorraine Abudeye has learned to question what care providers say.
After being rushed to the hospital with severe blood loss, I learned I had uterine fibroids. The problem ran in my family. I got treatment.
COVID-19 caused many people to experience post-traumatic stress disorder. But a novel form of yoga provided an effective way to respond.
My fibroids caused severe anemia, and I needed a blood transfusion. But I’ve learned to manage the condition and advocate for care I need.
After living with the pain of fibroids for 17 years, treating them was the best gift I could give myself.
Jill Cadman is a former patient advocate and educator living with HIV and Stage IV colon cancer.
The lessons I learned about the link between my locks and my body chemistry
Hepatitis C takes this storyteller from fear to action, helping others along the way.
Infertility, a result of living with uterine fibroids became a heartbreaking reality I fought to overcome.
This advocate’s call to action began with an injury, then a viral hepatitis diagnosis, then HIV.
I think when men come home from war, people allow them to be angry and aggressive, but when women come back, they are expected to be OK.
When I was diagnosed with diabetes, the first thing I did was go online and start reading everything I could about the disease.
Regardless if you were born with a silver or plastic spoon in your mouth, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C affects everyone.
Our community has to break the pain of silence and talk about mental health issues.
HIV medication is one thing, but I also credit much of my success to the support I receive from family and friends.
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