Archive for 2012


Tips prior to endometriosis surgery
31 July 2012

Tips for preparing for endometriosis surgery (laparoscopy): learn about the procedure, use guided meditation, and ask questions of your surgeon, nurse, and anaesthetist. Keep a healthy diet and relax!

Interstitial cystitis
31 July 2012

John Dulemba MD explains that interstitial cystitis is part of an immune system dysfunction that allows the protective coating of the bladder to be denuded in small areas. Diagnosis and treatment options are explained in this comprehensive article.

ESHRE2012: Lifestyle factors associated with infertility and IVF success rates
9 July 2012

Coffee, certain dietary fats, and smoking may impact infertility, lower live birth rates, and increase risk of ectopic pregnancy. Important considerations for women with endometriosis.

ESHRE2012: Common genetic variants underlie endometriosis and obesity-related traits
4 July 2012

Dr Rahmioglu presented first ever data supporting commonality in genetic variants underlying endometriosis and obesity-related traits. Presentation shortlisted for ESHRE Prize!

Heather Guidone honoured by National Women’s Health Foundation
13 June 2012

NWHF has honoured Heather Guidone for her work as an endometriosis advocate at their annual red-carpet event on 7 June 2012: “Fighting below the belt for pelvic health”.

The UNHysterectomy
22 May 2012

This excellent book, “UNHysterectomy”, provides a step-by-step guide for women seeking relief from heavy bleeding and/or endometriosis, and who wish to avoid the drastic step of having a hysterectomy.

Mentionitis: educating others about endometriosis
7 May 2012

We need to mention endometriosis often to raise awareness of the disease and educate others about its impact and cost. Think “mentionitis” when you have the opportunity to talk about endometriosis!

Endometriosis: Science and practice
26 April 2012

“Endometriosis: Science and Practice” is the most complete compilation of everything known about endometriosis from basic science, therapeutic outcome, and impact of the disease. A must read for everyone interested in moving the field of endometriosis forward.

Launching the Boston Center for Endometriosis
18 April 2012

The Boston Center for Endometriosis has been launched with a $3M donation from the Marriott Foundation. Joint chiefs, Marc Laufer and Stacey Missmer, announce an undertaking to discover causes, promote prevention, and develop new treatments.

Cost of endometriosis is driven by pain
10 April 2012

First ever prospective study on the cost of endometriosis shows that cost of loss of productivity due to pain is twice that of direct health care costs.

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