We continue our focus on Endometriosis Awareness Month with today’s post on Endo and diet. Dietary choices are potentially modifiable risk factors known to impact a number of conditions ranging from cardiovascular disease to some cancers, among others. The research reviewed this week assesses the potential impact of omega-3 fatty acids on pain associated with endometriosis.
The Creighton Model: From Skepticism to Pregnancy. This week, we share the story of how a fertility awareness-based method (FABM) helped diagnose and treat endometriosis, making it possible for a couple to conceive their first child. Kyndall Stucky, RN enjoyed interviewing this couple during the popular FACTS fertility awareness online elective we teach through Georgetown University School of Medicine.
This is a summary of an article published in 2017 in Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports titled, “Endometriosis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Clinical Management.” It was written by Jessica Cooper, a fourth-year medical student who participated in the fertility awareness online elective taught by FACTS through Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Over the past year, we have featured a FACTS-trained speaker monthly to highlight the diversity and expertise of our talented presenters. Our series continues this month with Fr. James Holland, RN, a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in Russellton, PA. He has been an active member of FACTS since 2014 and a FACTS presenter for the last three years. He is in the process of completing his education as a Marquette Model instructor. We are grateful for his support and many contributions to the success of our webinar program!
During National Endometriosis Awareness Month, we will publish several reviews of research and topical articles about this common condition. Today we begin with a post on Endometriosis in Adolescence. We are also excited to share two interviews with patients for whom using a fertility awareness-based method (FABM) supported an earlier diagnosis of endometriosis as well as effective treatment of the root cause of their symptoms. Stay tuned to FACTS throughout March for more insights!
Dr. Miranda Bacon, a fourth-year medical student, recently had the opportunity to meet Katie, a young woman who learned at a young age to know and trust her physiology and use charting as a tool to monitor her health. Dr. Bacon is now a pediatric resident eager to teach her patients about the lifelong benefits of fertility awareness. Learn more!