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Advances in Women’s Health addresses advances, breakthroughs and treatments for conditions related to women’s health, as well as preventive measures physicians can advise their patients to pursue. Topics will include breast health as it relates to cancer, ethnicity, fertility and pregnancy; osteoporosis; female athletes’ health and emotional issues; pregnancy and all facets related to it; aging; nutrition and health; eating disorders; alternative medicine; and sex education.

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Advances in Women’s Health addresses advances, breakthroughs and treatments for conditions related to women’s health, as well as preventive measures physicians can advise their patients to pursue. Topics will include breast health as it relates to cancer, ethnicity, fertility and pregnancy; osteoporosis; female athletes’ health and emotional issues; pregnancy and all facets related to it; aging; nutrition and health; eating disorders; alternative medicine; and sex education.

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Advances in Women's Health

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Rank #1: Linking Statins to the Suppression of Aggressive Phenotypes of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells

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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Stephen Hiscox, PhD

Though statins have long been used for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, growing evidence suggests they may also have a role in lowering the risk of breast cancer development. But how they potentially do this and whether all statins are equal to that task was the focus of Dr. Matt Birnholz’s discussion with Dr. Stephen Hiscox at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Dec 19 2019

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Rank #2: The Mysteries and Challenges of Treating Mild Cervical Dysplasia

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Guest: Enrique Hernandez, MD
Host: Lisa Mazzullo, MD

Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of death in women around the world. Many of these deaths can be avoided if women with mild cervical dysplasia are treated early. In the last few years, doctors have clarified the cytology and pathology for women in order to treat the problem effectively, while not over-treating the issue. Dr. Enrique Hernandez, chairman of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, joins host Dr. Lisa Mazzullo to talk about the treatment plan for women with mild cervical dysplasia as well as recommendations for treating the disease in the future.

Nov 13 2008

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Rank #3: New UTI Guidelines for Women

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Guest: Elizabeth Kavaler, MD
Host: Lisa Mazzullo, MD

One in 10 American women reports a medically confirmed urinary tract infection (UTI) every year. Combined with the rise of antibiotic resistance in the treatment of cystitis, this has prompted the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to amend their guidelines on traditional UTI therapy for women of reproductive age. Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, urologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, joins host Dr. Lisa Mazzullo to examine these guidelines, and to share treatment advice for urogenital infections.

Aug 21 2008

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Rank #4: Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium: What It Is & What to Expect in 2019

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Guest: William J. Gradishar, MD

Learn more about the mission of the Lurie Cancer Center’s Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium and the topics featured at the 2019 conference from Dr. William Gradishar, who’s served as the Chair of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium since its inception in 1998.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #5: Candidacy and Considerations for Endometrial Ablation

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Guest: Ted Anderson, MD, PhD
Host: Lauren Streicher, MD
What are the most important considerations for our female patients as potential candidates for endometrial ablation? Dr. Ted Anderson, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, outlines the preoperative evaluation process with host Dr. Lauren Streicher, including a review of five devices which are FDA approved for the procedure.

Nov 10 2007

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Rank #6: Gender-Specific Risks for Cardiac Disease

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Guest: Marla Mendelson, MD
Host: Lauren Streicher, MD
It is 10 times more likely that an American woman will die of cardiovascular disease than breast cancer. Yet few female patients know what they should be doing to prevent heart disease. How can we help? Dr. Marla Mendelson, director of the women’s cardiology program and assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, reviews gender-specific cardiovascular risk factors and screening mechanisms with host Dr. Lauren Streicher.

Jan 04 2008

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Rank #7: Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancers: What the Guidelines Say

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Host: Jenn Simmons, MD
Guest: Susan Domchek, MD

Anytime the topic of genetic testing comes up in the context of breast and ovarian cancers, one question that undoubtedly arises is: who exactly should be tested? That’s the FAQ Dr. Susan Domchek, Director of the McDonald Women’s Cancer Risk Evaluation Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, answers.

Nov 15 2019

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Rank #8: Abstinence-Only Sex Education: Failing Teens?

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Guest: Lorie Chaiten, JD
Host: Lauren Streicher, MD

For the past 25 years, the U.S. government has funded abstinence-only sex education in public schools.  Still, 47 percent of high school students report having had sexual intercourse and 70 percent are sexually active by age 19.  Lorie Chaiten, director of the Reproductive Rights Project for the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU of Illinois, talks with host Dr. Lauren Streicher about the implications for young people's sexual health when they are denied access to complete and accurate science-based information.

Oct 03 2008

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Rank #9: Prenatal Screening vs. Prenatal Diagnosis

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Guest: Lee Philip Shulman, MD, FACOG, FACMG
Host: Lisa Mazzullo, MD

Prenatal screening and diagnosis are often used interchangeably, confusing both patients and physicians on the actual meaning of these two very different genetic testing options. This uncertainty has caused a growing concern in pregnant patients and a desire for greater clarity in their genetic screening options. Join host Dr. Lisa Mazzullo, assistant professor of OB-GYN at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and her guest, Director of the Reproductive Genetics Department and Distinguished Physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lee Shulman, MD, as they review the difference between screening and diagnosis in addition to discussing the newest and most accurate forms of prenatal genetic testing options.

Jan 04 2008

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Rank #10: Unmasking Preeclampsia, the Great Masquerader

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Host: Mario R. Nacinovich, Jr., MSc
Guest: Kara Rood, MD

A recent study following 346 pregnant patients found that 63 percent of the women were admitted into the hospital for uncertain diagnosis or delivery—all because preeclampsia has many of the same symptoms of other diseases. The good news, however, is that there’s a new test currently underway that could make the diagnosis and treatment of preeclampsia easier in order to prevent potentially dangerous outcomes for the mother and baby, as OB/GYN Dr. Kara Rood explains.

Apr 23 2019

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Rank #11: Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

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Guest: Brian Kaplan, MD
Host: Lauren Streicher, MD
Prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders has traditionally involved testing of an established pregnancy by utilizing chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. In the event that an abnormality is detected, pregnancy termination is then offered as an option. Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is an option that can be utilized during In Vitro Fertilization to avoid the transfer of abnormal embryos. PGD may have the additional value of improving pregnancy rates when undergoing assisted reproductive technologies. Dr. Kaplan discusses thestate of the art of PGD including current and future applications.

Dec 21 2007

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Rank #12: Having the Talk: Painful Sex Due to Menopause

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Guest: Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD
Guest: Brooke M. Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC,NCMP, IF
Guest: Risa Kagan, MD, FACOG, CCD, NCMP
Guest: James A. Simon, MD, CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG

An average of 37.5 million menopausal women in the US between the ages of 45 and 64 experience symptoms such as hot flashes and joint pain, but there are other symptoms that we rarely talk about: symptoms like vaginal dryness and dyspareunia.

Featuring a patient and a panel of experts, this discussion reviews strategies that can be used to help patients feel comfortable in bringing up their struggles with menopause along with how we can help relieve women from their pain.

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Oct 04 2019

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Rank #13: Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence in Women: A Very Treatable Problem

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Guest: Elizabeth Kavaler, MD
Host: Lisa Mazzullo, MD

A large number of women suffer from pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence in the United States, many of these women are postmenopausal.  Statistics show that one in nine women will undergo surgery for this issue. Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler a urologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York joins host Dr. Lisa Mazzullo to discuss the best  ways to treat and prevent the issue of pelvic relaxation.

Aug 21 2008

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Rank #14: Sexuality During and After Pregnancy: Distinguishing Facts from Fiction

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Host: Michael Krychman, MD

Many clinicians think that one of the most dangerous things a woman will ever do in her life is to carry and conceive a child. Stemming from this belief, several misconceptions have risen within the medical community, and by extension the general public, concerning risks of sexual activity during pregnancy. Joining host Dr. Michael Krychman at ACOG's annual scientific meeting to clarify the facts versus myths on sexuality during and after this important life event is Dr. Haywood Brown, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center.

Jun 15 2015

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Rank #15: Egg Freezing Technologies and Techniques: Practical Considerations for Clinicians

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Host: Patrice L Basanta-Henry, MD, MHSc, FACOG

Egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, can be a major relief for women who wish to preserve their fertility, allowing patients to wait for the “right time.” What are the latest advances in technology and protocol for this procedure, and who are the right patients? Host Dr. Patrice Basanta Henry welcomes guest expert Dr Kenan Omurtag to address these and other questions. Dr. Omurtag is Assistant Professor of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri.

Jan 11 2016

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Rank #16: Sleep and the Postmenopausal Woman

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Guest: Joyce Walsleben, RN, PhD
Host: Lisa Mazzullo, MD

Complaints of sleep disturbances are much more common in women than in men. In this segment we explore the etiology of insomnia that contributes to the greater prevalence of insomnia in women, especially in their postmenopausal years. Treatment modalities, alternatives to medications and tidbits on how to improve your patient’s quality of sleep is all discussed with Dr. Walsleben- a dedicated physician who has researched and cared for patients who suffer from sleep disturbances for over 20 years.

Nov 08 2007

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Rank #17: Reaching a Rapid Mycoplasma Genitalium Diagnosis

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Host: Amy Mackey, MD
Guest: Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM

Even though molecular assays are quickly becoming the standard of care for the diagnosis of Mycoplasma genitalium and other infectious conditions, there’s still much more to be shared and learned about how to rapidly identify this infection. And here to start that discussion is Dr. Maria Trent, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Click here to learn more about other women's health programs in this special series.

Aug 13 2019

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Rank #18: Reconstructive Surgery for Pelvic Floor Disorders: Benefits vs Risks for Sexual Health

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Host: Michael Krychman, MD

For women in their 40's and 50's, approximately one in four will develop a pelvic floor disorder such as urinary incontinence. By the age of 80, that prevalence rises to more than 50 percent. The struggle with a pelvic floor disorder has lasting effects on a woman's sexual health, leading to numerous psychosocial and physical consequences in turn. But of equal concern to many patients dealing with the symptoms of their disorder is the potential aftermath of reconstructive surgical treatments, such as mesh slings, due to their troubling complication rates. Are these concerns justified, and if so, how can the risks be mitigated by both physicians and patients?

Joining Dr. Michael Krychman to discuss the misconceptions versus realities of pelvic floor disorder treatments is Dr. Cheryl Iglesia, Professor in the departments of OB/GYN and Urology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Drector of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery section of Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Jun 22 2015

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Rank #19: Making Sense of Competing Breast Cancer Treatment Recommendations

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Host: Renée Simone Yolanda Allen, MD, MHSc., FACOG

Host Dr. Renee Allen welcomes Dr. Victoria Green, renowned breast cancer researcher and OB/GYN clinician. Dr. Green is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She will review USPSTF recommendations of biennial mammograms compared to ACOG's recommendations, as well as differences in how we define 'breast awareness' versus breast self-examination. Join the discussion!

Oct 26 2015

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Rank #20: Saving Grandmother’s Brain: Therapeutic Options for Maintaining Midlife Mood, Mind, and Memory

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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

Studies in the field of anthropology have shown that having a healthy grandmother plays a critically positive role in family cohesion. But the wholistic, personalized health needs of women in their elder years are not always recognized. This care disparity is all the more prominent in general OB/GYN practice, but thanks to the work of a select few, the trends may be about to change.

Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with Dr. Sarah Berga, Professor and Chair of OB/GYN at Wake Forest School of Medicine at ACOG’s annual meeting in San Francisco. They discuss maintaining grandmothers' health across both physiological and psychological spectra, and how this attention in care fundamentally changes larger family units for the better.

Jun 22 2015

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