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On January 21, 2011, the Greater Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation presented Michelle King Robson, Founder, Chairperson and CEO of EmpowHER, with the “Best Supporting Role in a ...

Arthritis Foundation Honors Michelle King Robson at Red Carpet Event

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Joanna recalls the thyroid test she had to learn more about her developing condition.

Joanna Shares The Thyroid Test She Had (VIDEO)

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Yesterday I had my petscan and ultrasound. The petscan shows the progression or regression of the cancer. I had asked the doc to put in an order for an ultrasound for my legs to see if the blood ...

joanna commented on Melissa Waller's post A New Beginning

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Joanna explains when she found out she had a developing hypothyroid condition.

Joanna Shares When She Noticed Developing Hypothyroid Symptoms (VIDEO)

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Joanna discusses how her daughter’s ear tubes reduced the frequency of her chronic ear infections.

Joanna Shares How Ear Tubes Improved Her Daughter's Chronic Ear Infections (VIDEO)

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Apparently, the place for back surgeries in Philly is called The Rothman Institute http://www.rothmaninstitute.com/ Here are 3 surgeons who came recommended: Dr. Greg Anderson: ...

Looking for back surgeons in the Philadelphia area? I have some information that may help.

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Joanna explains why she has decided to undergo the uterine fibroid myomectomy procedure.

Joanna Shares Why She Will Undergo A Uterine Fibroid Myomectomy (VIDEO)

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Joanna discusses the research she conducted to determine which uterine fibroid procedure was best for her.

Joanna Shares How She Found The Right Uterine Fibroid Treatment (VIDEO)

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Joanna expresses her fears leading up to her uterine fibroid myomectomy procedure.

Joanna Shares Her Fears About Her Uterine Fibroid Myomectomy Procedure (VIDEO)

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Joanna offers advice for women with uterine fibroids.

Joanna Shares Advice For Women Dealing With Uterine Fibroids (VIDEO)

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Joanna explains what she has learned about uterine fibroids.

Joanna Shares What Women Should Know About Uterine Fibroids (VIDEO)

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Joanna describes recovering from her cesearean section and returning home with a new baby.

Joanna Shares Her C-Section Recovery Experience (VIDEO)

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Joanna recalls her cesearean section delivery.

Joanna Shares Her C-Section Story (VIDEO)

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Joanna describes undergoing an ultrasound.

Joanna Shares Her Ultrasound Experiences (VIDEO)

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Joanna recalls how she discovered she was pregnant.

Joanna Shares How She Found Out She Was Pregnant (VIDEO)

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Joanna discusses the difficulty she had conceiving.

Joanna Shares If It Was Easy For Her To Get Pregnant (VIDEO)

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When we last left my story, I was a couple of days out from my surgery to remove my uterine fibroid. The fibroid was partially intramuscular and subserosal and was pressing on my bladder. The ...

joanna commented on joanna's post After The Fibroid: My Post-op Story

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I am not sure whether or not to get a flu shot this year. What do you think? Are you going to get one? Why or why not?

Flu shot or no flu shot?

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Hello, I am here because a few months ago I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts and several uterine fibroids. The only cure I was told was to have a hysterectomy. That is not an option for me at this ...

joanna commented on sunnyd's post Ovarian Cysts and Uterine Fibroids --

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I know -- I want it ALL! I am looking for recipes with 8 ingredients or less that take 30 mins. or less to prepare. The dishes need to be healthy and great-tasting, too. If you have a recipe to ...

Do you know of any quick, easy, great-tastng healthy meals to cook for dinner?

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When we last left my story, I was a couple of days out from my surgery to remove my uterine fibroid. The fibroid was partially intramuscular and subserosal and was pressing on my bladder. The ...

joanna commented on joanna's post After The Fibroid: My Post-op Story

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When we last left my story, I was a couple of days out from my surgery to remove my uterine fibroid. The fibroid was partially intramuscular and subserosal and was pressing on my bladder. The ...

After The Fibroid: My Post-op Story

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I just viewed Dr. Ramsey's Video here, and interesting what she says with doctors doing a "Quick Fix". This is how I feel what was done to me. I suffer immensely for this now, and not told of ...

joanna commented on SeeDandy1's post Hysterectomy Done - Feeling Worse Than Before - Upset Done

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I just viewed Dr. Ramsey's Video here, and interesting what she says with doctors doing a "Quick Fix". This is how I feel what was done to me. I suffer immensely for this now, and not told of ...

joanna commented on SeeDandy1's post Hysterectomy Done - Feeling Worse Than Before - Upset Done

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As many of you in the EmpowHer community may already know, I have a uterine fibroid that is pressing on my bladder. Right now, I can only sleep sitting up. I have been existing on very little ...

joanna commented on joanna's post Surgery Day Is Coming Soon

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As many of you in the EmpowHer community may already know, I have a uterine fibroid that is pressing on my bladder. Right now, I can only sleep sitting up. I have been existing on very little ...

Surgery Day Is Coming Soon

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In recent years, cancer policies have become more and more common. These allow for payment of benefits which can be used towards rent, groceries, medical bills and a host of other expenses when ...

joanna commented on Bonnie Diraimondo RN's post Confusion over cervical cancer terminology causing cancer claim denials.

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Joanna introduces herself explains how she knew her young daughter had an ear infection.

Joanna Shares How She Knew Her Daughter Had An Ear Infection (VIDEO)

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Joanna describes how she tried to comfort her young daughter at the doctor's office.

Joanna Shares How She Helped Her Young Daughter Feel Comfortable At The Doctor's Office (VIDEO)

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Joanna explains how frequently her daughter suffers from ear infections.

Joanna Shares How Often Her Daughter Gets Ear Infections (VIDEO)

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Joanna shares if the pediatrician recommended she bring her daughter to an ear specialist.

Joanna Shares If Her Daughter Was Referred To An Ear Specialist (VIDEO)

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Joanna explains how her daughter's chronic ear infections were helped by the ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor.

Joanna Shares How The Ear, Nose And Throat Doctor Helped Her Daughter's Chronic Ear Infections (VIDEO)

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My friend Missy was with me over the Fourth and was telling me about a new program she's trying for hypothyroidism. The website is http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/ Anyone heard of Wilson's ...

joanna commented on Michelle King Robson's post Hypothyroidism Treatment...A cure without medication?

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My friend Missy was with me over the Fourth and was telling me about a new program she's trying for hypothyroidism. The website is http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/ Anyone heard of Wilson's ...

joanna commented on Michelle King Robson's post Hypothyroidism Treatment...A cure without medication?

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For those of you following my story, you may remember I have been dealing with issues such as a slightly hypo thyroid condition, a low progesterone level and a uterine fibroid. Well, here is ...

joanna commented on joanna's post My good news and not so good news

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Joanna explains if she checks for possible developing cancers because of her extensive family history.

Joanna Shares If She Is On Guard For Cancer (VIDEO)

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Joanna recalls if cancer runs in her family.

Joanna Shares If She Has A Family History Of Cancer (VIDEO)

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Joanna shared her experience diagnosing her hypothyroid condition.

Joanna Shared Her Thyroid Story (VIDEO)

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Joanna describes what happened once her acupuncturist noticed her thyroid disorder.

Joanna Shares What Occurred After Her Acupuncturist Identified A Thyroid Disorder (VIDEO)

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Although not yet clinically diagnosed, Joanna describes her hypothyroid symptoms.

Joanna Shares Her Hypothyroid Symptoms (VIDEO)

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Joanna describes if she has always watched for a developing thyroid condition because of her family history of problem.

Joanna Shares If She Was Always On Guard For A Thyroid Problem (VIDEO)

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Joanna recalls if thyroid conditions run in her family.

Joanna Shares If She Has A Family History Of Thyroid Conditions (VIDEO)

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Joanna explains how she coped with the fear of the unknown while discovering if she had hypothyroidism.

Joanna Shares How She Copes With The Unknown (VIDEO)

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Joanna explains why she took the basal body temperature test.

Joanna Shares Why She Took The Basal Body Test (VIDEO)

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Joanna explains if she was concerned when she found out that her basal body temperature was below normal.

Joanna Shares If She Was Concerned About Her Low Basal Body Temperature (VIDEO)

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For those of you following my story, you may remember I have been dealing with issues such as a slightly hypo thyroid condition, a low progesterone level and a uterine fibroid. Well, here is ...

My good news and not so good news

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I was diagnosed with hypthothyroidism in October 2008 by my GP. She prescribed 25 mcg of levothyroxine and did bloodwork two months later in December 2008. She did not change my dose then. ...

joanna commented on Cheryl's post Need an Endocrinologist Who Takes AHCCCS, Mercy Care

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With Father's Day around the corner, wanted to hear your stories on how your fathers influenced your health. For example, my father emphasized the importance of being active and taught me how to ...

joanna commented on Tina Tran's post What has your dad taught you about your health?

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Summer is creeping up on us fast and so is mosquito season. I remember the days when Phoenix was mosquito-free but in past years I've been getting a lot of bites that turn into red itchy bumps ...

joanna commented on Michelle King Robson's post Does anyone know any natural mosquito repellents?

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The mosquitos are terrible this time of year! My son's legs look awful from all the bug bites, but I do not want to use DEET on him. I've heard of Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (sold as Repel, along ...

joanna commented on Alison Beaver's post Oil of lemon eucalyptus vs. DEET: have you found one to work better than the other at repelling insects?