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Advances in Women's Health

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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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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.

Rank #1: Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Challenge For Even Experienced Clinicians

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Guest: Frank Tu, MD, MPH
Host: Lauren Streicher, MD
Diagnosing chronic pelvic pain can be difficult; managing pelvic pain is sometimes impossible. It's one of the most frustrating problems for the general gynecologist. Dr. Frank Tu of the Division of Gynecological Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery of Northwestern Healthcare discusses how to treat the patient with chronic pelvic pain.

May 30 2008

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Rank #2: Treatment of Pregnant Patients: Preconception to Postpartum

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Guest: Karen Rosene-Montella, MD
Host: Lisa Mazzullo, MD

The physiological changes that occur in pregnancy often present a series of clinical obstacles. What conditions should most concern us? How can pre-conception education ease the process? Dr. Karen Rosene-Montella, professor of medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and principal author of Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient, talks with host Dr. Lisa Mazzullo about treating this challenging patient population.

Jul 10 2008

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Rank #3: Is there a critical window to begin Hormone Replacement Therapy? Does it really exist?

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Guest: Veronica Ravnikar, MD
Host: Lauren Streicher, MD
During the 1990's multiple studies suggested hormone replacement therapy would decrease heart disease in women and prolong life. Many doctors encouraged their patients to take estrogen even if they didn't have menopausal symptoms. Dr. Veronica Ravnikar discusses optimizing cardiovascular and cognitive benefits of HRT with the early initiation of therapy.

Jun 06 2008

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Rank #4: Questions Answered About the HPV Vaccine

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Host: Lisa Mazzullo, MD
Guest: Sharmila Makhija, MD

Since the Gardasil vaccination has only been administered to young girls and teens since 2006, there are still questions concerning who should get the vaccine and under what circumstances., and the effectiveness of the vaccine if not taken according to suggested protocol. Dr. Sharmila Makhija, director and associate professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of Alabama, tackles with host Dr. Lisa Mazzullo who should receive the vaccine. They also discuss whether or not it's beneficial for patients to be typed and tested for HPV before receiving the vaccinations, and what happens if a patient becomes pregnant while receiving the vaccine.

Sep 18 2008

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Rank #5: How to Help Women with Sexual Issues

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Host: Lauren Streicher, MD
Guest: Jan Shifren, MD

Most research reveals 30 to 40 percent of women in the United States say they have sexual issues. A recent study examined how many women consider their sex issues to be a problem. With host Dr. Lauren Streicher, Dr. Jan Shifren, an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School, looks at the findings of her research. The two review the impetus for the study, questions that were asked from 30,000 participants, and what has been gleaned from the results. The two also touch on whether testosterone and Viagra should be prescribed to help women who are distressed by their sexual issues.

Nov 21 2008

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Hold the Sunscreen: Your Body Needs That Vitamin D

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Host: Lauren Streicher, MD
Guest: Michael Holick, PhD, MD

It seems these days patients know more about the benefits of Vitamin D than their physicians. Doctors are soaking up the information and making sure their patients are taking the proper levels of Vitamin D. Dr. Michael Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics and director of the Bone Health Care Clinic and the Heliotherapy, Light, and Skin Research Center at Boston University Medical Center, joins host Dr. Lauren Streicher to discuss the proper dosage, risk factors, geographical factors and benefits of Vitamin D.

Jan 16 2009

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Rank #11: How to Stay Current on Sexual Health Topics

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Guest: David J. Portman, MD

Providing the best care to your patients goes hand in hand with being aware of all the updates surrounding sexual health disorders, but unfortunately, this is often easier said than done. To help you make the most out of your limited time with patients, Founder and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Center for Women’s Health Research Dr. David Portman shares tips on how you can stay current on sexual health topics.

Jan 15 2019

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Rank #12: Rethinking Breast Cancer Screening: Weighing the Benefits & Harms

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Host: Prathima Setty, MD

What are the benefits and harms of screening women for breast cancer? How often should we screen our patients? Are there technological advancements to help our patients live better and longer? Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Russell P. Harris, Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Supported by an Educational Grant from BD Diagnostics.

ReachMD retains full editorial control of the content for this program.

Dec 22 2014

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Rank #13: Women in Leadership in Healthcare: Perspectives from Army Medicine

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Guest: Maj. Gen. Carla Hawley-Bowland, MD
Host: John Armstrong, MD

Maj. Gen. Dr. Carla Hawley-Bowland, commanding general at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, chief of the United States Army Medical Corps, and the first female Medical Corps General in the history of the United States Army, speaks about the leadership structure that afforded her the opportunity to assume this landmark post. Dr. Hawley-Bowland also touches on women's health issues in the military, and the impending formation of a national military hospital. Dr. John Armstrong hosts.

Jul 09 2008

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Rank #14: Choosing Sexual Health Products and Accessories: How to Guide Patients

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Host: Michael Krychman, MD

The market for sexual health products and accessories, from moisturizers to lubricants to self-stimulators, is very large, and this creates confusion among patients and physicians alike as to which types of products are most helpful for specific sexual health problems. To address ways to gauge the safety and efficacy of sexual health products on the market, particularly for perimenopausal patients with special needs, Dr. Michael Krychman welcomes Dr. Barb Depree, gynecologist, menopause care specialist, and founder of MiddlesexMD, a website providing information and recommended products for women's sexual health.

May 18 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: Pills, Patches and Potions: An Update On Contraception

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Guest: David Grimes, MD
Host: Lauren Streicher, MD

There are so many choices when it comes to choosing the right contraceptive for your patient that it can make your head spin.  Dr. David A Grimes, a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina Medical School helps sort out with host Dr. Lauren Streicher the latest options in contraception.  They also look at the option of male hormonal contraception and what future birth control methods may soon be available.

Aug 15 2008

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Rank #17: The Evolving Role of Radiation Oncology in Breast Cancer Care

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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD
Guest: Johnathan Strauss, MD

Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz at the 2019 Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium in Chicago, Illinois, is Dr. Jonathan Strauss to discuss the talks he’s given at this year’s conference on the evolution of radiation oncology as a field, challenging breast cancer cases, and emerging factors that support the emission of radiotherapy in invasive cancers.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #18: The Obesity Epidemic in Women: Causes and Consequences

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Guest: Sandra Carson, MD
Host: Lauren Streicher, MD

Dr. Sandra Carson, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, offers her perspective on the causes and consequences of the obesity epidemic in women. Are there common reasons for weight gain not directly linked to the ratio of food intake versus energy output? How do eating patterns, hormone replacement therapies and other medicines impact weight control? Dr. Lauren Streicher hosts.

May 30 2008

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Rank #19: The New Trend in Primary Care: Screening for STIs

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With the number of women seeing their OB/GYN steadily declining year after year, who’s protecting them from serious health threats like STIs? That’s where primary care providers come in. Take a look to see how your practice can be part of the movement.

Nov 29 2018

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Rank #20: 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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