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The trials of teaching with Endo:…

The trials of teaching with Endo: ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week

The Never-Ending PeriodWhen Dana first got her period at age 14, it wasn't too bad. But by the time she was in her early 20s, she would have terrible periods and would bleed heavily for 11-14 days. She…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Vivi…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Vivi La Vita

At 34 years old, Laura Piano has been through more surgeries than most people have in a lifetime. After years of feeling sick, Laura is “living life” for the first time, and she has a tattoo…

Warrior

Warrior

Women who are diagnosed with endometriosis seem to have an unstoppable drive to operate independently. This drive, which is often combined with an outstanding willpower, makes us appear like some kind…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: A…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: A Psychologist Who Was Told She Was Crazy

Mandy Smeetz-Klumpkens is a 28-year-old psychologist and endometriosis patient living in Holland. Mandy just joined our team to write articles not only from a psychological perspective, but also from…

Ginny is back to Zumba

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the week: Ginny is back to Zumba and she wants you all to know!

The Evolution of Ginny’s Nervous Stomach How many endometriosis patients have explained away their inconvenient bowel issues by saying, “Oh, I just have a nervous stomach!”?  Probably…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Michele…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Michele Curcio

Michele will be 47-years-old next month. She has spent the last 30 years fighting endometriosis. Her determination and perseverance throughout her battle with endometriosis is truly inspiring. Journey…

Laparoscopic Surgery for Fibroids: A Choice…

Laparoscopic Surgery for Fibroids: A Choice for Fertility

Laparoscopic Surgery for Fibroids: A Choice for Fertility By C.R. Zwolinski Uterine fibroids, non-malignant tumors in and around the uterus consisting of collagen and other soft tissue, can impede fertility.…

EndoFound's 5th Annual Blossom Ball

EndoFound's 5th Annual Blossom Ball

Celebrities Came Out to Support Endometriosis Foundation of America’s 5th Annual Blossom Ball at Capitale in New York City on March 13th. The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) hosted its…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Artist…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Artist Kyung Jeon

I am sure Kyung would agree with Pablo Picasso when he said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” As an endometriosis patient, Kyung has suffered greatly and…

Endometriosis of Incision Scar or Belly…

Endometriosis of  Incision Scar or Belly Button

Patient: What is endometriosis at your incisional scar? Dr.Seckin: This could be a highly troubling issue for the patient, as you are experiencing. The differential diagnosis of pain or mass…

From Newsweek: A Hidden Pain

From Newsweek: A Hidden Pain

Why a famous beauty like 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi is talking about a very unglamorous disease like endometriosis.For Padma Lakshmi, a former model and host of Bravo's "Top Chef," the problem began…

Blossom Ball 2012

Blossom Ball 2012

Dear Friends, As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, tax-deductible organization, The Endometriosis Foundation of America, EFA’s cornerstone efforts seek to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate…

AAGL Meeting 2011 - Tamer Seckin

AAGL Meeting 2011 - Tamer Seckin

EFA Co-Founders Dr. Tamer Seckin and Padma Lakshmi were prominent guests of the AAGL 40th annual Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Hollywood, FL during November 2011. Ms. Lakshmi addressed…

Dr. Tamer Seckin Attends World Congress

Dr. Tamer Seckin Attends World Congress

  On behalf of the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound), President and Chief Medical Officer Tamer Seckin, MD, attended The World Endometriosis Society’s (WES) 11th World Congress…

Foundation Partners with Michigan State University…

Foundation Partners with Michigan State University & Inforum Women

EFA Co-Founders Tamer Seckin, MD and Padma Lakshmi were pleased to join famed scientist Dr. Asgi Fazleabas and noted members of the Grand Rapids scientific community for a series of exciting events focused…

2nd Annual EFA Medical Conference

Endometriosis Medical Conference

Founder Tamer Seckin, MD, Teams Up with Top Medical Professionals to Talk about Sex...and Endometriosis...Seriously!"We are here today to exchange options and ideas..." - EFA Founder, Tamer Seckin, MD…

Endometriosis Causes and Initiatives

Endometriosis Causes and Initiatives

Raise Awareness Now & Win: Endometriosis Foundation of America "Take Back the Day" Essay-Writing ContestIn April, I described the Endometriosis Foundation of America's recently established, public…

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