Harrison Kronfeld Harrison Kronfeld

Harrison is an aspiring physician and Washington University in St. Louis graduate with a bachelor’s degree in the Dramatic Arts and Biology. For nearly two years he has served as an emergency room medical scribe at Lenox Hill Hospital and Lenox Health Greenwich Village, where he is responsible for seeing patients and documenting medical history. He has worked in a number of hospitals, encompassing a variety of fields, ranging from pediatric rehabilitation at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital to dermatology at Choice Dermatology.

Is There A Link Between Leaky Gut and Endo? This Researcher Thinks So

Is There A Link Between Leaky Gut and Endo? This Researcher Thinks So

Is there a link between leaky gut and endometriosis? Little research has been done in studying the two together, even though endo often invades the bowels. But Dr. Shanti Mohling, a minimally-invasive gynecological surgeon, and researcher at…

ESPN's Molly Qerim: Managing Endometriosis <br> is Like a

ESPN's Molly Qerim: Managing Endometriosis
is Like a "Second Job"

ESPN sportscaster Molly Qerim is known for her energetic and magnetic on-air presence as a host of one of the networks' hottest shows, First Take—and now she's opening up about just how hard it can be to do her job. In a recent interview,…

Why is Painful Sex so Hard to Talk About?

Why is Painful Sex so Hard to Talk About?

ShaVaughn Morris recalls the exact moment she experienced the unpleasantness of dyspareunia, or painful sex, for the first time. It happened, “Around my sophomore or junior year [of college]; [I was] about 20 to 21,” Morris tells…

Painter Ellie Kammer Channels Her Endometriosis Pain Into Paintings

Painter Ellie Kammer Channels Her Endometriosis Pain Into Paintings

(photos courtesy of instagram.com/elliekammer)   Art definitely imitates life for painter Ellie Kammer. The 27-year-old Australia native is known for her graphic oil paintings of nude women covered in menstrual blood—the inspiration…

You'll Be Mesmerized by This Fun Endo Warrior Photoshoot

You'll Be Mesmerized by This Fun Endo Warrior Photoshoot

(From left: Cait Fazio, Vera Vaz, Breanna Romaine-Guiliano, Mariel Matranga; photo credit Michael Zinn)    Now, this is one tribe we're proud to be a part of! Longtime pals Mariel Matranga and Jen Elyse Feldman recently joined…

Former New York Governor David Paterson: I've Helped a Colleague With Endometriosis

Former New York Governor David Paterson: I've Helped a Colleague With Endometriosis

(From left: Mary Sliwa, former NY Governor David Paterson and Blossom Ball Co-Chair Dr. Sandra Gelbard pose at The 9th Annual Blossom Ball in NYC on March 19) For American women with endometriosis, the workplace can be an unkind space as the…

EndoFound Co-Founder Dr. Tamer Seckin: We Are in the Midst of an Endometriosis Revolution

EndoFound Co-Founder Dr. Tamer Seckin: We Are in the Midst of an Endometriosis Revolution

The revolution will be televised! Ten years ago, Dr. Tamer Seckin and Padma Lakshmi joined forces to found The Endometriosis Foundation of America. Back then, endometriosis was hardly a headline, and the Blossom Ball galas were still…

This ENPOWR Teacher is Making a Difference One Endometriosis Lesson at a Time

This ENPOWR Teacher is Making a Difference One Endometriosis Lesson at a Time

Thanks to Victoria Aderin, more than 228 of her high schoolers know exactly what endometriosis is. Aderin is a part of The Endometriosis Foundation of America's ENPOWR (Endometriosis: Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition) Project. Since…

4 Reasons to Get Excited for the 2018 Blossom Ball

4 Reasons to Get Excited for the 2018 Blossom Ball

Party (for a good cause) over here! The countdown is on for The Endometriosis Foundation of America's 9th Annual Blossom Ball! And if you haven't already snagged last-minute seats, a few tickets are still available here. Nearly 400 guests will…

One Researcher is<br /> Turning her Suffering into Scientific Progress

One Researcher is
Turning her Suffering into Scientific Progress

For nearly three decades, Dr. Andrea Braundmeier-Fleming has fiercely fought back against endometriosis with nearly a dozen fertility sparing-surgeries. And now she's fighting back in a whole new way. Braundmeier is a researcher at Southern…

Like! Meet The Women Behind That Viral #1in10 Campaign

Like! Meet The Women Behind That Viral #1in10 Campaign

We are hitting like on this one! The viral I am #1in10 campaign that has taken social media by storm is all thanks to Endometriosis Coalition founders Natalie Archer and Jenneh Bockari. To date, the hashtag has racked up an impressive 15,000…

World Endometriosis Society's Lone Hummelshoj: America Is Not The Leader In Treating Endo

World Endometriosis Society's Lone Hummelshoj: America Is Not The Leader In Treating Endo

As the Chief Executive of the World Endometriosis Society (WES), Lone Hummelshoj has a birds'-eye view of the issues affecting the estimated 176 million women worldwide living with endometriosis. She has held the post since 2005 and during…

How Did Endo Awareness Month Begin? Five Fast Facts

How Did Endo Awareness Month Begin? Five Fast Facts

Each March, millions worldwide observe Endometriosis Awareness Month in recognition of the estimated 176 million women suffering from the disease. But how and where did it all begin? For those answers and more, The Blossom did a little digging,…

Why Is It So Hard to Find an Endometriosis Specialist?

Why Is It So Hard to Find an Endometriosis Specialist?

If you're having trouble finding an experienced endometriosis specialist, you're not alone. An estimated one in 10 women suffer from endometriosis, and yet those who choose to go under the knife to manage their symptoms face a disproportionately…

British Actress Sacha Parkinson Reveals She Has Endometriosis:

British Actress Sacha Parkinson Reveals She Has Endometriosis: "I Had Period Pains Every Single Day"

On Feb. 23 actress Sacha Parkinson took to Instagram to reveal to her 67,000 fans that she has endometriosis and recently underwent an excision surgery. Parkinson, 25, was a star on the hit British soap opera, Coronation Street, the world’s…

New Padman Movie Brings Periods to the Big Screen

New Padman Movie Brings Periods to the Big Screen

Grab the popcorn: Bollywood is bringing bad periods to the big screen! Perhaps for the first time in a major motion picture, periods are the plotline in newly released indie film Padman. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the life of…

Sex Tips for the Endo Girl

Sex Tips for the Endo Girl

Getting in the mood can be a complicated thing to do when you have endo. Many suffer from dyspareunia, or painful intercourse, which can disrupt a woman's chance of having a fulfilling and active sex life. Sex and relationship therapist Carli…

Moms With Endo: Early Detection for Daughters Is Key, Says Expert

Moms With Endo: Early Detection for Daughters Is Key, Says Expert

As many women with endometriosis can attest, a lengthy delay in diagnosis is one of the most vexing aspects of the disease. A decade or more wait after the initial onset of endometriosis symptoms isn't uncommon, as doctors can miss the mark,…

Could a Saliva Test be the Future of Diagnosing Endo? A Q&A With DotLab Creator Heather Bowerman

Could a Saliva Test be the Future of Diagnosing Endo? A Q&A With DotLab Creator Heather Bowerman

Bioengineer and entrepreneur Heather Bowerman is the CEO and founder of DotLab, and is developing what she claims to be the “first non-invasive test for endometriosis,” DotEndo. A non-surgical form of diagnostic endometriosis testing…

The Experts Weigh In: Is a Hysterectomy an Effective Endometriosis Treatment?

The Experts Weigh In: Is a Hysterectomy an Effective Endometriosis Treatment?

After news spread of Lena Dunham’s total hysterectomy to treat her endometriosis, a global conversation began to unfold: Is a hysterectomy an effective form of endometriosis treatment? “There is no certainty that a hysterectomy…

Endo Have You on Pins and Needles? An Acupuncturist May Have Your Answer

Endo Have You on Pins and Needles? An Acupuncturist May Have Your Answer

If the idea of finding inner balance while living with endometriosis seems oxymoronic, you may want to give the ancient art of acupuncture a try. Recently, The Blossom sat down with Meghan Van Dina, who not only runs her practice, North Nassau…