Monday, February 05, 2007

Project PCOS is Revolutionizing How We View PCOS

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On February 1, Project PCOS will unveiled a brand new website and campaign designed to bring PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) education, support and resources to the PCOS patient, professionals treating PCOS and the public.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWeb) February 2, 2007 -- Realizing there was a strong need for women and girls to be able to connect and find reliable resources about PCOS, Ashley Tabeling began development of Project PCOS in late 2006. Collaborating with leaders of the PCOS Community, including Linda Harvey of PCOS Today Magazine;Tarra Hartl, a long time PCOS Advocate and co-founder of PCOS Living; Tammy Dolak, a PCOS community advocate; Cynthia Johns, a PCOS advocate and RN and Branden Simbeck, an IT specialist and PCOS Advocate, Tabeling and her partners are creating a new experience that will revolutionize the way PCOS information, professionals treating PCOS, and the PCOS community come together.Up to 10% of women and girls worldwide have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and it is estimated more than half go undiagnosed. The syndrome is a complex hormonal disorder for which there is no cure. If left untreated, PCOS can be a precursor to many life threatening conditions including type II diabetes, hypertension, endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney problems.Dennis Gage, M.D., medical advisor for Project PCOS, states that the syndome is frequently mislabeled and the consequences to women and girls with PCOS is that the serious complications of metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes can be missed and undiagnosed. Therefore there is a need for a centralized resource and database to make all persons aware of potential consequences of the syndrome.This new site and campaign will be able to offer a site to provide patients with avenues for one-on-one communication with professionals treating PCOS. Through online chats, forums, educational programs, featured newsletters, directories, links, podcasts, downloadable filesand much more, women with PCOS will be able to find everything they need in one place, free of charge.Among the leading experts and personalities taking part in shaping this innovative site are: Dr. Charles Glueck (Director, Jewish Cholesterol Center); Dr. Dennis Gage (author: "The Thinderella Syndrome"); Julie Lenz (PCOS coach); Dr. Katherine Sherif (co-director, PCOS Center at Drexel); Monika Woolsey ("After the Diet"); Kelly Bliss (; Drs. Deborah and Spencer Ward; Hansi Halloway (Ms. Plus Sized NC 2004); Tulin Reid (founder, PCOS Living and plus-size model); Dr. Shahab Minassian (Director Drexel Fertility), Dr. Samuel Thatcher (Author:"PCOS The Hidden Epidemic") and the great -granddaughter of Dr. Irving Stein (Stein-Leventhal Syndrome).The Project PCOS site will go live Feb. 1, and can be accessed through For more information about Project PCOS, to partner as a medical professional, or to volunteer, please contact Project PCOS via email. Executive Director LindaHarvey can be reached via email or via (785) 410-5160. You may also contact Director of Operations, Ashley Tabeling by email.
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