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Kelly Heslin joins VHI for Public Health Masters Internship

Kelly Heslin joins VHI for Public Health Masters Internship

This opportunity is exactly what I had hoped my public health education would offer: professional public health development in the field of endometriosis, working toward reducing the unnecessary suffering that so many women experience. Kelly M. Heslin, of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, joins Vital Health Endometriosis Center this summer
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Vital Health Launches Endo Survival Guide!

Vital Health Launches Endo Survival Guide!

The Endo Patient’s Survival Guide, co-authored by Dr. Andrew Cook, Libby Hopton and Danielle Cook, is the essential patient’s companion to living with and overcoming endometriosis and pelvic pain: from seeking help and getting an initial diagnosis to navigating treatment options and achieving optimal relief and wellness. The guide is now printed and available for order
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A Survival Guide to Bowel Preps

A Survival Guide to Bowel Preps

I just love bowel preps! ~ Said nobody ever The purpose of the pre-operative bowel preparation is to cleanse your intestinal tract so that it can be safely operated on. While this process is unpleasant to endure it is absolutely necessary in minimizing the risk of complications during bowel surgery. There are several bowel preparations
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What is Hormone Therapy and Should it be Used to Treat Endometriosis?

What is Hormone Therapy and Should it be Used to Treat Endometriosis?

The typical medical treatment for endometriosis provided by most OBGYNs consists of manipulating a woman’s hormones, primarily her estrogen and/or progesterone levels. The rationale behind this treatment is that estrogen tends to stimulate the growth of endometriosis and progesterone is believed to balance or stabilize the effect of estrogen. In a very simple example, one
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What Happens During a Diagnostic Laparoscopy?

What Happens During a Diagnostic Laparoscopy?

Diagnostic laparoscopy is a form of minimally invasive abdominal surgery that is performed to investigate potential sources of pelvic pain and infertility. During the procedure, the inside of the pelvic and abdominal cavities are carefully inspected for any abnormalities, such as endometriosis and adhesions. Diagnostic laparoscopy is typically performed under general anesthesia [1] and is
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Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women with Endometriosis & Other Pelvic Pain Conditions

Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women with Endometriosis & Other Pelvic Pain Conditions

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a common condition in women with endometriosis and other pelvic pain conditions and occurs when the muscles that form the pelvic floor have tightened in response to chronic pelvic pain. Even after the original source of pelvic pain has been resolved, PFD persists as an acquired or secondary source of
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