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There are real differences in men's and women's health concerns. The life expectancy gap is decreasing between men and women, but men still deal with higher rates of cardiovascular disease, prostate and testicular cancers, fluctuating testosterone levels, and fertility issues. Women’s health issues include cancer, reproductive and sexual health issues, osteoporosis prevention and management, nutrition and sports medicine. This series focuses on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of gender-specific health issues.

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There are real differences in men's and women's health concerns. The life expectancy gap is decreasing between men and women, but men still deal with higher rates of cardiovascular disease, prostate and testicular cancers, fluctuating testosterone levels, and fertility issues. Women’s health issues include cancer, reproductive and sexual health issues, osteoporosis prevention and management, nutrition and sports medicine. This series focuses on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of gender-specific health issues.

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Rank #1: Keeping Up on Matters 'Down There:' Feminine Hygiene Advice for Clinicians

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Host: Michael Krychman, MD

Feminine hygiene, though an important part of daily life, is rarely discussed openly,not even in clinical settings.

Host Dr. Michael Krychman sits down with Dr Alyssa Dweck, practicing gynecologist in New York and Assistant Clinical Professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. They give essential tips for clinicians on how to talk to patients about feminine hygiene.

Jul 18 2016

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Rank #2: Obstetric vs Gynecological Priorities in Treating Acute Excessive Vaginal Bleeding

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Host: Ana Maria Rosario
Guest: Anita L. Nelson, MD

Current clinical definitions and terminology for vaginal bleeding often fail to clarify frequency, duration, and volume. Moreover, standards of treatment sometimes differ between obstetric and gynecological points of view. Taken together, the risks for misclassifying and mistreating women with acute excessive vaginal bleeding are preventably high.

Joining host Ana Maria Rosario at Omnia Education's Women's Health Annual Visit in Pasadena, CA to discuss key considerations for acute excessive vaginal bleeding is Dr. Anita Nelson, Professor Emeritus at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Nov 16 2015

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Rank #3: Relief from Vaginal Atrophy: Restoring Sexuality through Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Host: Patrice L Basanta-Henry, MD, MHSc, FACOG
Guest: LaToya Stephens, MD

Vaginal atrophy is a painful and emotionally distressing condition affecting many women, yet many suffer in silence. For those who find traditional treatment options to be ineffective, a vaginoplasty procedure already in use for cosmetic applications has been demonstrated to help counter the most severe symptoms. Join host Dr. Patrice Basanta Henry and Dr. Benita Stephens, Board Certified Ob-Gyn and founder of Ciao Bella Medical Center & Spa in Atlanta, GA, as they discuss the benefits and risks of "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures for symptomatic vaginal atrophy.

Mar 14 2016

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Rank #4: Low Libido in Women: Ending the Conspiracy of Silence

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Host: Michael Krychman, MD

Women who experience low libido often feel embarrassed, lonely, and unsure where to turn or with whom to confide. Left unaddressed, this issue can have devastating effects on relationships.

Dr. Michael Krychman sits down with Amanda Parrish, nationally recognized patient advocate for women's sexual health, to talk about hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and the need for clinicians to foster open conversations with patients about low libido.

May 09 2016

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Rank #5: Opening the Door to Discussing Dyspareunia with Your Patients

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Guest: Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD

Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg demonstrates counseling strategies clinicians can use with their patient when discussing dyspareunia in post-menopausal women.

Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg is Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of OB/GYN at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Professor of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nov 22 2017

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: Selecting the Right Contraception for the Dyslipidemic Woman

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Host: Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA
Guest: Robert Wild, MD, MPH, D.Phil.

Recorded live at the recent Annual National Lipid Association meeting, Dr. Alan Brown welcomes Dr. Robert Wild to discuss types of dyslipidemia that clinicans may see in women of child bearing age, particularly those using hormonal contraception. The two discuss ways for clinicians to trace the source of dyslipidemia in these women, from primary to secondary causes, and how this knowledge can guide future contraception choices.

Dr. Robert Wild is Professor of OB/GYN and Adjunct Professor in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma. He is also Adjunct Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at Oklahoma State University.

Jun 06 2016

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Rank #9: Taking the Pain out of Talking to Your Patients with Dyspareunia

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Guest: David J. Portman, MD

Dr. David J. Portman demonstrates how clinicians can begin the conversation of dyspareunia with patients, as well as how to discuss the available treatment options for managing this condition in post-menopausal women.

Dr. Portman is Director Emeritus at Columbus Center for Women’s Health Research; and, Adjunct Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Oct 31 2017

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Rank #10: Breast Basics 101: What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer Risk, Screening, and Detection

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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to discuss top tips in breast cancer risk, screening, and detection is Dr. Monique Gary, breast surgical oncologist at Grand View Health in Sellersville, PA. Dr. Gary earned her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at University of Massachusetts Hospital and went on to complete her fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital.

Apr 11 2016

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Rank #11: Cesarean Section Rates and Health Outcomes For Mothers and Babies

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The most common operation done worldwide is the cesarean or C-section. Cesarean delivery is lifesaving for obstructed labor and other obstetrical emergencies; however, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks of complications and overuse can be harmful to both mothers and newborns. There were about 22.9 million cesarean deliveries worldwide in 2012. Based on older analyses from the mid-1980s, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that cesarean delivery rates should not exceed 10 to 15 per 100 live births.

In a study in the December 1 issue of JAMA, Harvard Researchers examine the relationship between cesarean delivery rates and maternal and infant death, and other adverse outcomes in children following planned cesarean delivery. The results indicate that the optimal cesarean delivery rate in relation to maternal and neonatal mortality is approximately 19 per 100 live births. Higher cesarean delivery rates were not associated with better outcomes in mothers and children.

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Dec 14 2015

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Rank #12: Linking p53 Variation to Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women

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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP

It's widely known that genetics, family history, race, and other factors all play important roles in cancer risk. But what kinds of roles do they play, specifically, and how can we leverage these understandings into better primary care?

Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Maureen Murphy, research scientist at the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Murphy has spent the past twenty years studying how genes affect breast cancer risk in women, particularly for African American populations. She discusses her findings on the discovery of p53 protein variants and how this advances the role for precision medicine in treating breast cancer.

Jun 19 2017

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Rank #13: Should Annual Routine Pelvic Examinations Go the Way of the Dinosaurs?

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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

Most women will readily testify that pelvic examinations are unpleasant experiences; they can be physically painful and induce anxiety. But recent studies have also indicated that examinations of asymptomatic, average-risk woman may lead to unexpectedly high rates false positives and unnecessary followup tests. So the perennial question resurfaces: are routine pelvic examinations more trouble than they're worth?

Join Dr. Matt Birnholz and guest Dr. Hannah Bloomfield, Chief of Research at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, speaking at ACOG’s annual scientific meeting. They focus on the latest research behind this question of whether routine pelvic examinations are really necessary for monitoring patient health, and the potential pros and cons of abandoning this practice in annual OB/GYN checkups.

Jul 13 2015

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Rank #14: Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV & Cervical Cancer

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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection remains one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in both females and males, with about 9 in 10 people contracting HPV at some point in their lives.

Host Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Samantha Gottlieb, medical anthropologist and author of Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV and Cervical Cancer. They explore the history of Gardasil, a vaccine developed for HPV but marketed primarily as a cervical cancer vaccine, which became embroiled in sociopolitical debates about adolescent sexuality and pediatric vaccinations.

The two discuss these precedents alongside current controversies, such as whether vaccinating both males and females will induce herd immunity, and if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Feb 19 2018

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Rank #15: STI Screening & Counseling Strategies for Transgender Patients

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Host: Matt Rosenberg, MD
Guest: Aiden Harrington, ANP, CNM

Current CDC Treatment Guidelines include transgender men and women as special populations. These guidelines recommend risk assessment based on current anatomy and sexual behaviors and screening for asymptomatic STIs based on the patient's history and sexual practices.

At a recent live event recorded in Chicago, moderator Dr. Matt T. Rosenberg welcomes Aiden Harrington, ANP, CNM from Howard Brown Health in Chicago, Illinois. Topics covered include health risks in the LGBTQ community, STI screening and treatment, and how to discuss sexuality with your patients.

Dec 12 2017

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Rank #16: How to Counsel Patients Dealing with Pregnancy Loss

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

Pregnancy loss can occur in any trimester of pregnancy and for several possible reasons. For clinicians who treat pregnant patients, delivering the bad news of pregnancy loss is an avoidable part of practice. How do health care professionals best counsel these patients and their loved ones through these difficult times? Host Dr. Renee Allen joins Dr. Jocelyn Slaughter-Moore, practicing OB/GYN at Heras Healthcare for Women and attending physician at Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe, GA, to discuss counseling and coping strategies for patients who have experienced pregnancy loss.

Nov 30 2015

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Rank #17: Examining Penile Implants for Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP
Guest: Charles N. Walker, MD

Dr. Charles Walker, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Urology at Yale University School of Medicine, shares clinical insights about penile prostheses, such as inflatable versus malleable devices, used as surgical gold standards to treat erectile dysfunction.

Jul 07 2016

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Rank #18: Obesity in the Pregnant Patient: Risks, Complications, and Management Strategies

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

In the US, more than one half of pregnant women are overweight or obese, and 8% of reproductive-aged women are extremely obese, putting them at a greater risk of pregnancy complications. In this episode, we review the magnitude of the problem, the anatomic and physiologic factors specific to the obese patient, and the maternal and fetal complications that can occur. Host Dr. Renee Allen welcomes Dr. Patrice Basanta Henry, an Ob-Gyn & MFM at Atlanta Maternal Fetal Medicine, an affiliate of Mednax National Medical Group. Dr. Basanta-Henry’s clinical interests include intrauterine growth restriction and endocrine disorders in pregnancy.

Nov 23 2015

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Rank #19: Managing Erectile Dysfunction Stemming from Diabetes and Heart Disease

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Host: Shira Johnson, MD
Guest: Charles N. Walker, MD

Dr. Shira Johnson speaks with Dr. Charles Walker, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Urology at Yale University School of Medicine. The two focus on erectile dysfunction as a common complication for patients dealing with diabetes and heart disease, and ways that clinicians can help patients manage this problem through lifestyle modifications. Dr. Walker also introduces emerging pathophysiological understandings of ED as a potential predictor of diabetes.

May 31 2016

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Rank #20: Still Birthday: The Role of Bereavement Doulas in Childbirth

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Host: Renée Simone Yolanda Allen, MD, MHSc., FACOG
Guest: Heidi Faith

Doulas have become an integral part of the obstetrics field. In recent years, a new, specialized type of doula, called the bereavement doula, has emerged. But what roles and duties are performed by this care provider?

Host Dr. Renee Allen speaks with Heidi Faith, Founder, President and CEO of StillBirthDay, a highly specialized doula program. The two talk about the unique care roles a bereavement doula can play in the labor and delivery of stillborn babies.

Jul 07 2017

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