The COVID-19 pandemic has marginalized the homeless community, causing a concern of possibly spreading the virus. But some “love” is hitting Atlanta’s streets to help some of the people in most need at this time. “This is a community right now that is being overlooked,” said Erica Wright, founder of the nonprofit Project U First. … Read moreDr. John Lipman Will Provide Sanitary Napkins to Homeless Women via Project U First for the Rest of 2020
The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended that women stop using 5-mg ulipristal acetate (Esmya, Gedeon Richter, and generics) for uterine fibroids while a new review of liver injury risk is ongoing. “No new patients should start treatment with the medicines, which will be temporarily suspended throughout the EU [European Union] during the review,” … Read moreEMA Suspends Use of Ulipristal Acetate for Fibroids Pending New Review [Medscape Feature]
“I have fibroids but not any symptoms. My girlfriend said she read about fibroids bursting and told me to see a doctor for this and have them removed. Is that correct?” Uterine fibroids are very common; particularly in adult African American women (~80%). Some women with fibroids do not have symptoms and do not need … Read moreAsk Dr. John Lipman: Can Fibroids Burst?
For many, 5-minute fix is anything but… by Kristina Fiore, Shannon Firth, and Elizabeth Hlavinka,MedPage Today StaffJanuary 29, 2020 Tanya Perry was looking for relief from heavy bleeding during her period when her ob/gyn suggested endometrial ablation with the NovaSure device in May 2017. Her doctor told her it would be a quick and easy procedure, and she’d … Read moreWomen Burned by Quick Fix for Heavy Periods [Medpage Today Feature]