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Episodes

  • A Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Starting an Independent Practice

    Sep 8, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Lisa Dandrea Lenell Guest: Carolyn Zaumeyer Carolyn Zaumeyer, a nurse practitioner, discusses with host Lisa D'Andrea the key factors to evaluate and analyze when starting an independent practice.  Ms. Zaumeyer also provides guidance on establishing competitive charges for services, a relationship with a supervising physician, defining one's scope of practice, and the applicable state laws that define the limitations of a nurse practitioner's independent practice.
  • HIV Prevention in LGBT Adolescents: A New Center's Innovative Approach

    Sep 8, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Jennifer Caudle Guest: Robert Garofalo The Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention Center at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is the first of its kind facilty for adolescent patients.  Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcoms the center's director, Dr. Robert Garofalo. Dr. Garofalo will share the center's mission of supporting multidisciplinary academic subjects including sexual health, gender, sexuality, HIV prevention and health disparities which affect adolescent and young adult populations at risk of acquiring HIV. The Center partners with similar organizations throughout the country in creating an environment where clinicians, academics and scientists can collaborate ...
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction: Common Problem But Uncommonly Discussed

    Sep 1, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty Guest: Draion M. "Dr. Drai" Burch Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) occurs in about 20 - 60% of patients. FSD is common problem but how comfortable are clinicians in disussing this with their patients? Host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Draion "Dr. Drai" Burch, obstetrician-gynecologist and teaching faculty member at Magee-Womens Hospital of The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Drai reviews the symptoms and causes of FSD and how he counsels patients on FSD.  Dr. Drai is also Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
  • Intimate Partner Violence: The Physician's Responsive and Preventive Roles

    Sep 1, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Jennifer Caudle Guest: Jane M. Liebschutz The CDC released a report on the prevalence of sexual violence and intimate partner violence (IPV) that stated about 36% of women in the US are raped or sexually assaulted by an intimate partner during their lifetimes. About 6% experience this in any given year. The costs are burdensome to the health care system and society, estimated at 2.3 to 7 billion dollars in the first year after the assault. What can physicians do to address this public health issue? Host family practitioner Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Jane Liebschutz to answer these questions and provide insight to the important roles of the physician. Dr. Liebschutz is an Ass...
  • Clinical Applications of Emerging Tactile-Sensing Technologies

    Sep 1, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Gary Kohn Guest: Cary Kaufman Dr. Kaufman, a breast surgeon and assistant clinical professor at the University of Washington, is the past president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers and vice-chairman of their National Accreditation Program. He joins host Dr. Gary Kohn to talk about how emerging tactile sensing technology can be used as pre-mammographic testing, screening, and teaching.
  • Personalized Approaches to Initiating HRT in Menopausal Women

    Sep 1, 2014 | 18 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty Hormone replacement therapy: it's a topic that comes up daily in many practices across the U.S, but what do we really know about personalized approaches to initiating HRT in menopausal women? Joining host Dr. Prathima Setty to shed new light on this important subject is Dr. Michelle Warren, founder and medical director of the Center for Menopause, Hormonal Disorders, and Women's Health in New York City. Dr. Warren is also a professor in the Department of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
  • Bipolar Kids: Finding Calm in a Mood Storm

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Michael Greenberg Guest: Rosalie Greenberg Pediatric bipolar disorder may be more common than our diagnoses indicate. What constitutes a proper diagnosis? Host Dr. Michael Greenberg is joined by Dr. Rosalie Greenberg, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons, and author of the book, Bipolar Kids: Helping Your Child Find Calm in the Mood Storm. Dr. Rosalie Greenberg discusses the nuances and easily overlooked symptoms in children eventually diagnosed with the disorder, and shares her perspective on the challenges of bipolar disorder for children and their families.
  • Improving Pediatric Palliative Care

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Guest: Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director of the Pain and Palliative Care Program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, discusses a range of topics within the field of pediatric palliative care. In contrast to the expected standard of care for adults, many children with life-limiting and terminal diseases receive inferior treatment in this area. Given that a child's condition may last well into adulthood, effective programs embrace physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements, with a focus on enhancing the child's quality of life and providing support for their family. Dr. Maurice Pickard hosts.
  • Waterpipe Smoking Trends Among Adolescents

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: Thomas E. Eissenberg We recognize that tobacco use kills millions of people around the world each year, but most of the available research focuses on cigarette smoking. The scope of tobacco use extends well beyond cigarettes, and includes an upswing in hookah, or water pipe, smoking, which many young people believe is less harmful than other forms of tobacco use. What do we know about the growing popularity of hookah smoking? What can we do to educate our young patients about the dangers of this form of tobacco use? Dr. Thomas Eissenberg, associate professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and an expert in the behavioral pharmacology of dru...
  • Kids, Hearing, and Language Development: When Should We Be Concerned?

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Kohn Guest: Robert C. Fifer Dr. Robert C. Fifer, associate professor and director of audiology and speech-language pathology at Mailman Center for Child Development, in the department of pediatrics at University of Miami School of Medicine, talks with host Dr. Bruce Bloom about what physicians need to know about speech and language development. What are other likely causes of slow development? When should chronic otitus media be a concern?
  • Small Renal Tumors: Clinical Judgement of Partial vs. Radical Nephrectomy

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Gary Kohn Guest: Robert Thompson Small renal tumors and surgical judgement. Amongst patients with small renal tumors, what is the benefit of a partial nephrectomy vs. a total, or radical nephrectomy? Dr. Robert Thompson, a urologic oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses research published in the Journal of Urology with your host, Dr. Gary Kohn.
  • Childhood Obesity: The Number One Health Concern

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty According to the American Heart Association, childhood obesity is the number one health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking. How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? To discuss this epidemic, host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Janine Rethy, pediatrician and director of community medicine at Healthworks of Northern Virginia. Dr. Rethy has won numerous awards and grants in response to the obesity epidemic. She is founder and directs the Healthworks PALS program, a multi-disciplinary community-centered approach to pediatric obesity. Download and listen to the discussion!
  • Kawasaki Disease: A Needle in a Haystack?

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Bill Rutenberg Guest: Jane Newburger It's the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. But pediatricians often face an arduous challenge when trying to confirm a diagnosis of Kawasaki disease. Dr. Jane Newburger, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a nationally recognized expert in Kawasaki disease, discusses current clinical criteria for the disease and the protocol for diagnosing borderline cases with host Dr. Bill Rutenberg. Dr. Newburger also outlines the most effective treatment options for Kawasaki disease.
  • Peptide Stapling: A Novel Approach to Cancer Drug Development

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Bruce Bloom Guest: Loren Walensky Dr. Loren Walensky, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Oncology at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of the Program of Cancer Chemical Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute discusses the biology of cell death and how a new chemical technology is yielding a host of new tools to study and treat diseases, like cancer, that are characterized by an imbalance of cellular life and death.
  • Maneuvering Through Prenatal Screening Choices

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Thomas C. Wright, Jr. Guest: Lee Philip Shulman Host Dr. Thomas Wright chats with Dr. Lee Shulman on new prenatal screening choices.  Dr. Shulman reviews the differences between prenatal screening and diagnosis. They also discuss the improvements in screening tools in the last several years and the latest technologies available to clinicians. Dr. Lee Shulman is the Anna Ross Lapham Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Reproductive at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program and is the Medical Director of ...
  • Pearls in Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Laparoscopic Approach

    Aug 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty Guest: Kurian Thott Host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Kurian Thott, Chief of OB/GYN at Stafford Hospital, to discuss the best gynecologic minimally invasive surgery procedures in practice today. Dr. Thott has specialized advanced training in Urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, and he was awarded for outstanding laparoscopic skill in minimally invasive surgery by both the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS).
  • Eating Disorders: Recognition and Treatment in Primary Care

    Aug 18, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough Guest: Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr. Despite their growing prevalence in the US, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are still often misrecognized or undermanaged at the primary care level. Host Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Edward Mayeaux, Professor of Family Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, to discuss effective diagnostic and treatment strategies for eating disorders in general practice.
  • What Can Residents Learn From Midwives?

    Aug 18, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Lisa Dandrea Lenell Guests: Elisabeth Howard, Edie McConaughey What can a medical student or resident learn from a midwife about childbirth? Dr. Elisabeth Howard and Edie McConaughey, both certified nurse midwives at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, recently completed research on midwives as educators to medical students. They discuss with host Lisa Dandrea Lenell why it's important for these two professions to collaborate even though there may be a difference in philosophy and why midwives are good teachers for future doctors.
  • Clinical Practice of Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth

    Aug 18, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Ana Maria Rosario Guest: David Stone It's been two years since ACOG released Practice Bulletin #130 regarding the Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth. Where are we today in identifying patients who are a great risk? How can clinicians put the information into clinical practice to provide significant outcomes? Senior reporter Ana Maria Rosario welcomes  Dr. David Stone, Practicing Ob-Gyn in the metro Detroit area for over 20 years. Dr. Stone shares his clinical experience, perspective and passion regarding the every day practice of predicting and peventing preterm birth. Dr. Stone is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of several nation...
  • Transgender Health: Sex, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

    Aug 18, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty Guest: Draion M. "Dr. Drai" Burch What does transgender mean? What are common health issues found in transgender patients? Host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Draion M. Burch, also known as "Dr Drai". Dr. Drai will address these questions, as well as, information on screening, hormone therapy, and resources available for clinicians, specifically on how to make their offices transgender-friendly. Dr. Burch is a practicing physician and teaching faculty member at Magee-Womens Hospital of The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Drai is the Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of DrDrai.com, where he discusses actionable ideas and real-world strategies to help wo...
  • Alzheimer's Association: A Partner in Health Care for Physicians

    Aug 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Ana Maria Rosario Senior correspondent Ana Maria Rosario chats with Kate Williams, LMSW, from the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Michigan Chapter. Miss Williams discusses the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease, the myths and misconceptions, morbidity and mortality, especially in women. The risk of Alzheimer's disease in women is 1 in 6, compared to the risk of breast cancer, which is 1 in 12. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to visit www.alz.org to find tools and resources for their patients and caregivers. Clinicians can also call the 24/7 helpline at 800.272.3900.
  • Managing GERD, Barrett's Esophagus, and Esophageal Cancer

    Aug 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty According to the American Gastroenterological Association, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common gastrointestinal diagnosis recorded on outpatient physician visits in the United States, which is remarkable considering the vagaries of the diagnosis. What are the symptoms and updated treatments for this common ailment, and how do physicians monitor for signs of progression to more serious disease states like Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer? Host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Anish Sheth, Director of Princeton University Medical Center's Esophageal Program, to help answer these and other questions. Download and listen today!
  • Why are We Still Spending So Much Money on Healthcare?

    Aug 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough Dr. Brian McDonough welcomes Charles Cleary, President and CEO of Leadership Outcomes, Inc, a healthcare management consulting firm. Mr. Cleary's specialty is in helping healthcare organizations defining outcomes to sustain the highest levels of medical & surgical quality care, patient engagement, satisfaction and retention. Their discussion centers on the ever-present mandate for higher quality care at greater efficiency and lower cost, and how individual practitioners and organizations alike can work to turn the seemingly impossible into reality.  
  • Sexuality in Elder Women: Why Physicians Need to Ask About It

    Aug 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz It is known from prior studies that healthcare professionals who wait for the subjects of sex and intimacy to be brought forth by their patients will typically not cover these important health topics at all. Nowhere is this more prominent than in elderly patient populations, particularly in women, where even the mere idea of continuing sexuality is so often ignored. Dr. Michael Krychman, Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship in Newport Beach, CA, joins host Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss counseling strategies on sexual health that physicians must incorporate into their practices for optimal care of elder women.  
  • The Art of Caring for Professional Singers

    Aug 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Michael Greenberg Guest: Anthony Jahn "A night at the opera" means more than mere entertainment for some. For guest Dr. Anthony Jahn, otolaryngologist and volunteer medical director for the New York Metropolitan Opera, it's part of a second career. Host Dr. Michael Greenberg speaks with Dr. Jahn about his practiced art of caring for professional singers, addressing several unique occupational health issues from this select population.
  • American College of Physician Policy Recommendations for Reducing Gun-Related Injuries and Deaths in the U.S.

    Aug 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Gun violence continues to be a major health care issue. What can physicians and other health care providers do to reduce firearms-related violence? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard welcomes Dr. David Fleming, the 2014-2015 President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation's largest medical specialty organization. Dr Fleming discusses the ACP's new policy paper, Reducing Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in the United States, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This paper offers strategies to address the societal, health care, and regulatory barriers to reducing firearms-related violence, injuries, and deaths in the United States. Dr. Fleming is ...
  • Treating Depression in Breastfeeding Patients

    Aug 11, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: Samantha Meltzer-Brody When treating the depressed post-partum woman who is nursing, we have two patients - the depressed woman and her infant.  How can we choose the safest medication for both? Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Co-Director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program of the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders joins host Dr. Leslie Lundt to discuss treating depression in breast feeding women.
  • The Spread of HIV Through Sexual Violence Against Women

    Aug 11, 2014 |
    Hosted by: Cathleen Margolin Guest: Stephen Lewis Women around the world are more likely to be infected with HIV, in part because of their social and economic vulnerability. The stark lack of empowerment of women in many parts of the world indicates the need for men to help protect their gender counterparts from the scourge of HIV. Stephen Lewis, co-director of AIDS-Free World, a former United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa and former deputy executive director of UNICEF, speaks about our need to address the role of sexual violence in furthering the spread of HIV with host Dr. Cathleen Margolin.
  • Skin Camouflage and Corrective Cosmetics

    Aug 4, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Steven Davis Guest: Christi Chang Patients with severe dermatologic conditions and scars are commonly concerned about their appearance in public, and physicians often become the first to be asked about methods to camouflage these issues throughout the treatment course. What are the best corrective cosmetic recommendations for these patients? Host Dr. Steven Davis is joined by Christi Chang, President and CEO of Ventura Tan, to discuss updates in corrective cosmetics.
  • Child Abuse: Detection and Reporting

    Aug 4, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Shira Johnson Guest: Walter Lambert Dr Shira Johnson interviews Dr. Walter Lambert, who has been the medical director of the Child Protection Team at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital since 1988. He has been honored by the Florida Bar Association for his many years of work as Protector of the Innocents.
  • Addressing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the U.S: Who Will Take the Lead?

    Aug 4, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz Despite numerous advances in maternal-fetal medicine over the past decades, maternal morbidity and mortality continues to plague labor and delivery wards across the U.S. What are the various clinical, social, and economic determinants of health for expectant mothers, and what partnerships exist to improve maternal care? Dr. Sarah Kilpatrick, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of Faculty Development at Ceders-Sinai Health Center, joins host Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss ways in which healthcare professionals can take the lead on this pressing issue.     
  • Genital Herpes: A Common Disease, but an Underrecognized Issue

    Aug 4, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: ReachMD Editorial Programming Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease. However, it is also one that is commonly underrecognized and misdiagnosed. Senior reporter Ana Maria Rosario chats with Dr. David L. Gandell to discuss genital herpes, from its prevalence to presentation of symptoms, treatment options, and ongoing therapy. Of particular focus within their discussion is the importance of counseling patients through the course of diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Gandell is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
  • Updates in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

    Jul 28, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough Guest: Martin Chavez Host Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Martin Chavez, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital, to highlight updates in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing.
  • Treating & Preventing Pediatric Overuse Injuries

    Jul 28, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Bill Rutenberg Guest: Paul Stricker More and more children are presenting with overuse injuries. What is happening at the cellular level and how do their bodies repair? Dr. Paul Stricker, board certified in both pediatrics and sports medicine joins host Dr. Bill Rutenberg to discuss pediatric overuse injuries. They discuss the need for individual treatment and question the decision to order an MRI. Also, find out what guidelines can you offer patients to help avoid injuries.
  • Controversies in the Use of Progestogens for Prevention of Preterm Birth

    Jul 28, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: ReachMD Editorial Programming What does the current evidence tell clinicians about the use of progestogens for prevention of preterm birth (PTB)? How should women with a previous spontaneous PTB be evaluated for risk of subsequent PTB? And what interventions have been shown to be beneficial for reducing the risk of PTB in women who do not have a history of PTB but who are found to have a short cervical length? Host Dr. Lee Shulman welcomes Dr. Baha Sibai to answer these questions and more. Dr. Sibai is Professor of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas. 
  • Rodeo Doctor: Working for Patient Safety

    Jul 28, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Michael Greenberg Guest: Mark Brandenburg Though long synonymous with American rodeos, cowboy hats will never be mistaken as safety gear for bull riders. There is, however, encouraging ongoing work toward furnishing these cowboys with bona fide safety options. Dr. Mark Brandenburg, program director and vice chair of emergency medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, details his efforts to promote new safety measures on the rodeo circuit. Find out more with host Dr. Michael Greenberg.
  • Medical Myths Even Docs Believe

    Jul 28, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Gary Kohn Guest: Aaron Carroll Turkey gets a bad rap for its tryptophan levels. Ditto cell phones for disrupting sensitive life support instruments. And what about this notion that we only use 10% of our brains? Dr. Aaron Carroll, assistant professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, and author of the article ‘Medical Myths,’ published in the British Medical Journal, dispels several common misconceptions making the rounds in modern medicine. Dr. Gary Kohn hosts.
  • Does Every Knee Need a Meniscus?

    Jul 28, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Mary Leuchars Guest: Scott Rodeo What are the latest research and treatment modalities orthopedic surgeons use for meniscus-deficient patients? Dr. Scott Rodeo, professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and co-chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses synthetic meniscal replacement in the knee joint with host Dr. Mary Leuchars.
  • The United Nations Relief and Works Agency

    Jul 28, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Guest: Karen Koning Abuzayd Host Dr. Maurice Pickard welcomes Commission-General Ms. Karen Koning Abuzayd for a discussion about the humanitarian needs (including medical, educational and social goals) of four generations of people who are living in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The changing political climate continues to create daunting challenges for those trying to model a stable society.
  • A Physician Who "Puts Down Fires" in More Ways Than One

    Jul 28, 2014 |
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: Steven Dubovsky As Chairman of Psychiatry at a major medical school, Dr. Steven Dubovsky is used to fighting proverbial fires on a daily basis. So guess what he does in his spare time? Join host Dr. Leslie Lundt as she welcomes Dr. Dubovsky to discuss his second career as a fire fighter.
  • The Henrietta Lacks Foundation Gives Back

    Jul 21, 2014 | 2 min
    Hosted by: Bruce Japsen Guest: Rebecca Skloot In 1951, cancer killed an impoverished young African American mother named Henrietta Lacks. Cells biopsied from her tumor, without her or her family's knowledge, went on to be critical in establishing an important cell line, known as HeLa, that has been part of a medical revolution. HeLa cells have been used in the discovery of the polio vaccine, cancer treatments, and countless other discoveries. Writer Rebecca Skloot chronicled this saga of medical ethics, money, and family in a bestselling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. She talks with host Bruce Japsen about the novel foundation she established in the Lacks family's name — the Hen...
  • Preventing Injuries in Competitive Cyclists

    Jul 21, 2014 | 2 min
    Hosted by: Sherwin Ho Guest: William J. Bryan In many regions of our country, summer weather means more outdoor activities, competitive cycling among them. Though cycling is great exercise, our patients must take proper caution to limit their injury risk. Host Dr. Sherwin Ho talks with Dr. Bill Bryan, former medical doctor for the United States cycling team and an avid cyclist, about a range of cycling injuries, from carpel tunnel syndrome to the typical joint pains. What advice can you give your patients t help them avoid injury?
  • One Doctor's Extracurricular Specialty: Making (Actual) Dough

    Jul 21, 2014 | 2 min
    Hosted by: Michael Greenberg Guest: Jeffrey Hertzberg Dr. Jeff Hertzberg, President of Medformatics and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota speaks with host Dr. Michael Greenberg about a special hobby-turned second career: making artisan breads. Join in on the discussion as Dr. Hertzberg, co-author of "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes", discusses his book; a remarkable example of one doctor's published passion outside the profession.
  • Breast Cancer Screening vs Risk Assessment: How Do They Differ Today?

    Jul 21, 2014 |
    Hosted by: ReachMD Editorial Programming Breast cancer screening is not the same as breast cancer risk assessment. What are the various screening procedures, what are their respective strengths and weaknesses, and how can clinicians best assess which tools to use for their patients? Senior reporter Ana Maria Rosario welcomes Dr. William C. Dooley to provide an update on breast cancer screening. Dr. Dooley is the G. Rainey Williams Professor Chair in Surgical Breast Oncology at the University of Oklahoma Department of Surgery.
  • Women in Medicine Today

    Jul 14, 2014 | 9 min
    Hosted by: Shira Johnson Guest: Maureen Lowery Dr. Maureen Lowery discusses some of the many changes that have occurred for women entering and working in the medical profession today.
  • Thrombophilias in Women

    Jul 14, 2014 | 9 min
    Hosted by: Michael Benson Guest: Charles Lockwood Six relatively common thrombophilias can lead to serious morbidity in women particularly when combined with high estrogenic states such as pregnancy, estrogen containing contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. Learn about the prevalence, mechanisms, and laboratory diagnoses of these often hidden, heritable dangers to your patients.
  • Strategies for Communicating Bad News to Patients

    Jul 14, 2014 | 9 min
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: Alan Astrow Breaking difficult news to patients is something that, as doctors, we have to do. Are there approaches that make it easier and clearer for the patient? In this segment, Dr. Alan Astrow, director of the division of hematology and medical oncology at Maimonides Cancer Center in New York City, joins host Dr. Leslie Lundt to discuss specific case examples of how to break difficult and often complicated news to patients. Dr. Astrow has a special interest in the treatment of breast cancer, gynecological cancers and Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. He has conducted research on how to help physicians understand a patient's wishes, values and needs ...
  • Medical Advances in Women's Health: A Look at the Past 10 Years

    Jul 14, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Omnia Education In this program, Dr. Andrea Singer and Dr. Thomas C. Wright Jr. review medical breakthroughs over the past 10 years in the field of women's health. Their discussion specifically focuses on cardiovascular medicine; advances in HPV; updates on female sexual dysfunction; current issues in obesity; advances in breast cancer screening; and the shift of osteoporosis/fracture management. This program was recorded live from the 10 year anniversary kick off of the Women's Health Annual Visit CME series. Celebrate a decade of Omnia Education's Women's Health Annual Visit by registering for an upcoming program in a city near you. Visit www.OmniaEducation.com Dr. Andrea J. Sin...
  • Psychoactive Drug Research: What's New with Hallucinagens?

    Jul 14, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: Matthew W. Johnson It used to be common for researchers to study the potential medicinal uses for hallucinogenic drugs, including psilocybin, ecstasy, and LSD; however, the 60's left a blemish on legitimate research and it grinded to a halt. Host Dr. Leslie Lundt welcomes Dr. Matthew Johnson, a psychopharmacologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who is studying psychoactive drug effects in human participants.
  • Window to the Diabetic Patient's Life: An Endocrinologist's Shared Experience

    Jul 14, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty As health care providers, despite our knowledge and empathy of patient experiences, we may become distanced from the day-to-day life of coping with chronic diseases such as diabetes. Host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Svetlana Katsnelson, an Endocrinology Fellow from Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York to discuss her experience in living the life of patient with diabetes for one week. Dr. Katsnelson provides a "behind-the-scenes" account that led her to better understand how patients cope with strict timelines for eating and medicating, as well as complying with complicated devices that monitor blood glucose levels. Through this brief jo...
  • Golden Rules for the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    Jul 14, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Robert Lamberts Are your patients always honest with you about their symptoms and related conditions? Do they treat your staff with the proper level of respect and courtesy? We all know that both patients and physicians are equal contributors to the doctor-patient relationship, yet this partnership isn't always as constructive and amiable as either side would hope. Are there simple rules we can encourage our patients to follow toward making a positive impact on this relationship? Dr. Rob Lamberts, board-certified internist and pediatrician, and author of the popular blog Musings of a Distractible Mind, prioritizes several keys from the patient's perspective tow...
  • From the Military to Civilian Medicine and Beyond: A Locum Tenens Physician's Career Path

    Jul 7, 2014 | 10 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty Host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes CompHealth physician Dr. John Thieszen to discuss his unique career path from the military to civilian hospitalist practice and on to leadership within his own consulting group. Tune in to hear this locum tenens physician's realized goal of maintaining flexibility and autonomy in his career, and how these decisions have positively impacted his family life. Dr. Thieszen is a hospitalist based in Fort Collins, Colorado.  
  • Dyslipidemia: Optimizing Outcomes for the Complicated Patient

    Jul 7, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz Guest: Gregory Pokrywka Primary care is the mainstay for managing patients with hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia. But in practice we don't often encounter it in isolation; comorbid conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease follow dyslipidemia like common catch phrases, so it becomes necessary to understand this problem in the context of complicated patients. What do we need to know to optimize patient outcomes? Host Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dr. Gregory Pokrywka, Director of Baltimore Lipid Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, to discuss this issue.
  • The Mountain Rescue Doctor

    Jul 7, 2014 | 10 min
    Hosted by: Andrew Krakowski Guest: Christopher Van Tilberg Dr. Andrew Krakowski welcomes Dr. Christopher Van Tilberg, emergency wilderness physician and author of "Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature." Dr. Van Tilburg recounts his experience as a member of the Crag Rats, a mountain search-and-rescue team. Started in 1926, the Crag Rats are a group of extremely skilled, highly organized volunteers, who confront blizzards, darkness, freezing water, and other extreme conditions to help rescue sports enthusiasts lost or injured while on the mountain. Dr. Van Tilburg shares personal stories of harrowing rescues and suspenseful recovery missions, including the 200...
  • The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine's Keys to OB/GYN Success

    Jul 7, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) has long been dedicated to the optimization of pregnancy and perinatal outcomes; but according to Dr. Vincenzo Berghella, President of SMFM and Professor of OB/GYN at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, this mission is continually challenged by ongoing issues such as maternal morbidity and mortality, preterm birth, lack of updated practice guidelines, and OB/GYN burnout. Dr. Berghella speaks with host Dr. Matt Birnholz about SMFM's response to these and other issues, and includes his recently published 6 keys to physician happiness on behalf of practicing OB/GYNs everywhere.     
  • Care of HIV-Positive Women in the U.S.

    Jul 7, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Guest: Mardge Cohen Women in the United States who have contracted HIV are more open in coming forward to seek care and building a network of support than in years previous. Yet the various personal ways in which these patients originally contracted HIV presents a wide array of issues and stresses which physicians must address concurrent to providing good medical care. Dr. Mardge Cohen, Director of Women's HIV Research and founder of the Women and Children HIV program at Stroger Hospital in Chicago, discusses methods to address these challenges with patients. Hosted by Dr. Maurice Pickard.
  • Empowering Women to Improve Their Physical and Mental Health

    Jul 7, 2014 | 8 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty Host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Julia Schlam Edelman, author of two books, Menopause Matters and Successful Sleep Strategies for Women. Dr. Edelman will discuss how she conducted her research for these books and the importance for female patients to understand how menopause and sleep disorder affect their overall health. Dr. Edelman is a board-certified gynecologist, certified menopause clinician, a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Brown Medical School. Download the podcast and listen today!  
  • Breastfeeding: Much More Than Just Good Nutrition

    Jul 7, 2014 | 8 min
    Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Lori Feldman-Winter Mothers in the United States have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the developed world. What are the immediate and lasting benefits of breastfeeding for infants and their nursing mothers? How does breast milk compare to formula, in terms of the baby's nutrition and long-term growth development? Host Dr. Jennifer Shu welcomes Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, division head of adolescent medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, and an executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics section on breastfeeding.
  • Writing About Our Patients: Who's Story Is It?

    Jun 30, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Sayantani DasGupta Guest: Courtney Davis Courtney Davis, Nurse practitioner and award winning poet, is the author of four books and has co-edited two collections of poetry written by nurses. She joins host Dr. Sayantani DasGupta to share some of her work, discuss narrative medicine's rise in healthcare and society, and comment on the clinician writer's creative process.
  • Millennials Teaching Millennials: The Next Generation of Clinical Education and Practice

    Jun 30, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz The Millennial Generation, including those born between 1981 and 1996, has grown to incorporate the current cohort of young medical professionals in teaching positions. How do clinicians from this age group perceive best practices in medical education and patient care, and what challenges exist for colleagues of other age groups who prioritize different methods of communication and training? Dr. Jennifer Prats, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, addresses these important questions from the vantage point of a Millennial teaching other Millennials in hospital wards and primary care clinics.  ...
  • Women in Dermatology

    Jun 30, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Michael Greenberg Guest: Wendy Roberts Dr. Michael Greenberg speaks with Dr. Wendy Roberts about her involvement with the Women's Dermatologic Society and how the organization is working to support both men and women in the specialty.
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction

    Jun 30, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Shira Johnson Guest: Domeena Renshaw Dr. Domeena Renshaw, Professor of Psychiatry and Founder/Director of the Sexual Dysfunction Clinic at Loyola University School of Medicine, discusses female sexual dysfunction.
  • HIV and Breast Feeding: Worldwide Perspectives

    Jun 30, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Michael Benson Guest: Susan Cu-Uvin For women with HIV in the US, nursing is not an option. Yet is nursing their babies a better choice for women with HIV in other countries? The answer may surprise you. Today our guest is Dr. Susan Cu-Uvin, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and Medicine at Brown Medical School. She is also Director of the Miriam Hospital's Immunology Center in Providence Rhode Island, which provides comprehensive care to over a thousand women and men living with HIV/AIDS. She is doing NIH-funded research on the prevalence and transmission of HIV among women during pregnancy.
  • Lack of Support For a Mother's Postpartum Experience

    Jun 30, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Bruce Japsen Guest: Maureen Corry New data suggests that nearly one in five women suffers postraumatic stress following labor and delivery; however, the postpartum experience of new mothers runs the gamut, oftentimes meaning little or no support. Maureen Corry, executive director of the Childbirth Connection, tells host Bruce Japsen of the Chicago Tribune about issues facing these women and their medical care providers.
  • Rethinking Risk of Bilateral Oopherectomy With Hysterectomy

    Jun 23, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Mark Nolan Hill Guest: William Parker For many years, bilateral oopherectomy has been a routine part of hysterectomy. After a certain age, we reasoned that the role of the ovaries in helping women achieve hormonal balance was outweighed by the risks for ovarian cancer, thus offering women their best odds of long-term survival. Yet new evidence on the risks of routine bilateral oopherectomy challenges this conventional wisdom. Is it time we change our practice? Host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill examines the findings with Dr. William Parker, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, and a faculty member of th...
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and the Obstetrician/Gynecologist

    Jun 23, 2014 | 19 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz Dr. Andrew Wagner, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, joins host Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss the roles of the OB/GYN as both primary care providers and specialists in screening, diagnosing, and treating hereditary cancer syndromes in women. Their discussion covers cancers of the breast, ovaries, endometrium and cervix, as well as related heriditary conditions such as Lynch Syndrome.   
  • Avoiding Physician Burnout: Top Tips for Young and Seasoned Clinicians

    Jun 23, 2014 | 19 min
    Hosted by: Jennifer Caudle The journal Academic Medicine recently reported that medical students, compared to age-matched fellow college graduates, reported significantly higher rates of burnout. What is happening to our 80,000 US medical students? Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Richard Gunderman to discuss the issues of burnout in our young doctors, exhaustion in our more seasoned physicians, and the impacts both trends have on our healthcare system. Dr. Gunderman is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Indiana University, with faculty positions in pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, philanthropy, and liberal arts.
  • Integrative Oncology

    Jun 23, 2014 | 19 min
    Hosted by: Susan Dolan Guest: Lucille Marchand Lucille R. Marchand BSN, MD, is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. She also practices integrative and palliative medicine at the University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hear Dr. Marchand as she discusses integrative oncology.
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction: Updates from Omnia Education's Women's Health Annual Visit (WHAV)

    Jun 16, 2014 | 10 min
    Hosted by: No Host Featured from the Omnia Education live activity entitled "Women's Health Annual Visit" (WHAV) are Dr. Andrea Singer, Associate Professor of Medicine and Obsetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center, and Dr. Susan Kellogg-Spadt, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Drexler University College of Medicine. They will review the biopsychosocial management and treatment of sexual disorders in women, including recommendations for improving patient counseling and overcoming the barriers to managing a patient with sexual dysfunction.
  • HIV During Pregnancy: Myths and Prejudices

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Michael Benson Guest: Susan Cu-Uvin Before the Hepatitis B vaccine, up to one-third of obstetricians had been infected with Hepatitis B—chiefly from needle sticks or other exposures to bodily fluids. However, our modern day plague, HIV has no vaccine. What are the risks to doctors and nurses from providing care to HIV patients? In this segment host Dr. Michael Benson discusses HIV during pregnancy - the myths and prejudices of both patients and health care providers - with. Guest Dr. Susan Cu-Uvin. Dr. Cu-Uvin is professor of OB/GYN and Medicine at Brown Medical School. She is also Director of the Miriam Hospital's Immunology Center in Providence Rhode Island, which provides compr...
  • Hold the Sunscreen: Your Body Needs that Vitamin D

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Lauren Streicher Guest: Michael Holick It seems these days patients know more about the benefits of Vitamin D then 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.
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome & Insulin Resistance

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Michael Benson Guest: Leon Speroff Dr. Leon Speroff discusses the symptoms corresponding to a diagnosis of PCOS, its high rate of occurrence among overweight women, and its correlation with insulin resistance.
  • Your Patient's Mother: Is She in the Exam Room?

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: Stephan Poulter Your patients' mothers continue to play a constant role in their lives, no matter how old they are.  What are the types of mothering styles and how do they influence our psychology?   Clinical psychologist and author of The Mother Factor, Dr. Stephan Poulter joins host Dr. Leslie Lundt to describe how mothering styles may affect patients' current lives.
  • New Treatments in Cosmetic Dermatology: Are The [Wrinkle] Lines Blurring?

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Larry Kaskel Guest: Jodi Ganz Dr. Larry Kaskel speaks with Dr. Jodi Ganz from Olansky Dermatology Associates about the burgeoning field of cosmetic dermatology and its increasing impact on several unexpected aspects of men's and women's health.
  • The Patients We Must Not Miss: Recognizing Depression in Primary Care

    Jun 16, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty According to the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, major depressive disorder (MDD) is the leading cause of disability in the US for people ages 15-44. Primary care physicians see this problem every day, yet many struggle with recognizing warning signs, diagnosing, and treating the disorder. Joining host Dr. Prathima Setty to address this issue with key clinical considerations and approaches for patients with MDD is Dr. Gina Perez, former Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Perez currently serves on the Behavioral Health faculty of t...
  • In the Wake of 9/11: Research in Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Jun 9, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Bruce Japsen Guest: Bob Baltera In the United States, almost 50,000 new cases of pulmonary fibrosis — a disease that causes progressive scarring of the lung tissue — are diagnosed annually, including among some first responders to Ground Zero in New York. There are no treatment options, but early research has begun in hopes of one day treating this deadly disease, as Bob Baltera, chief executive officer of Amira Pharmaceuticals explains to host Bruce Japsen. Amira Pharmaceuticals is a San Diego-based company focused on the discovery and early development of compounds to treat inflammatory disease.
  • From Disease Management to Preventive Medicine: Dr. Jonathan Burg's Story

    Jun 9, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz For modern healthcare practitioners, the philosophic change from managing disease to focusing on prevention and wellness isn't always easy or clearcut. The life and career story of Dr. Jonathan Burg, Internist, Physical Medicine & Rehabiliation specialist, and Founder and President of Cornerstone Wellness, encapsulates this experience in ways that are at once intuitively familiar and unmistakably unique. Join Dr. Burg as he shares his facinating story with host Dr. Matt Birnholz.   
  • The Economics of PA Employment

    Jun 9, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Lisa Dandrea Lenell Guest: Roderick Hooker How does a doctor know when it's the right time to add a physician assistant to the office staff? There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when making the decision to add new employees. Dr. Roderick Hooker, co-author of the book Physician Assistant Policy and Practice, 3rd Edition, joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss the cost effectiveness and productivity of the PA in a primary care practice, as well as how to build a cooperative relationship between a supervising doctor and a PA.
  • Cockroaches & New Real-World Clues to Asthma

    Jun 9, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Guest: Daniel Remick While many patients with asthma are allergic to pollen or pet dander, new evidence suggests inner city asthma patients may be most allergic to cockroach remains found in household dust. Dr. Daniel Remick, chair and professor of pathology at Boston University School of Medicine, discusses his new research demonstrating the relationship between household dust from city buildings and asthma. What implications for treatment does this research provide? Will there be an attempt to desensitize children to this cockroach allergen in the future? Dr. Maurice Pickard hosts.
  • How to Help Family Caregivers

    Jun 2, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Patients who receive care from close family members are on the rise; however, the needs of family caregivers are often neglected. Host Dr. Maurice Pickard welcomes Joanne Lynn, MD, Director of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at the Altarum Institute to discuss strategies clinicians can use to ease the various physical, emotional, and financial burdens for family members who take on caregiving roles. Download and listen today!  
  • Breaking Inter-Generational Cycles of Disease Determinism: The DOHaD Project

    Jun 2, 2014 | 20 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz "We are what our parents and grandparents ate, and how they lived," says Dr. Mark Hanson, Director of the Academic Unit of Human Development and Health at the University of Southhampton in the United Kingdom. This chilling but increasingly recognized prospect concerning intergenerational passsages of disease risk helped found the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) study, a worldwide collaboration aimed at better understanding environmental to genetic determinants of health across multiple generations. In this discussion with host Dr. Matt Birnholz, Dr. Hanson highlights the science behind broadening our scope of individualized care to include both pa...
  • Addressing Sexual Dysfunction Issues

    Jun 2, 2014 | 2 min
    Hosted by: Michael Greenberg Guest: Sharon Mitchell A patient tells you that they have a sexual issue. Do you get queasy? Do you know how to guide this patient to a specialist who can help them? Dr. Sharon Mitchell, founder of the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation and a former actress in adult films, aims to help us maintain our commitment to addressing our patients' needs, including those issues that might make for a slightly uncomfortable discussion. How should you respond if some of these concerns are presented to you during a routine office visit? To whom can you refer those patients who would benefit from an opportunity to speak with an expert on sexual issues? Dr. Michael Gr...
  • The History of Female Sexual Dysfunction

    Jun 2, 2014 | 2 min
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: Mary Roach "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" was written by Mary Roach and follows the winding history of science and its exploration of human sexuality, going back as far as Aristotle and finally ending with recent discoveries about the origination and anatomy of the female orgasm. In this discussion with host Dr. Leslie Lundt, Roach focuses on female sexual dysfunction, the historical precedents leading to this diagnosis, and the science behind antiquated to modern treatment methods.
  • The Fertility Nurses Forum: A Review

    Jun 2, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough It is important for fertility nurses to ensure that the patient is well-informed of the probable cause(s) of infertility, the treatment options available, and the risks and benefits of those therapies. Program Director of the upcoming 1st Annual Fertility Nurses Forum, Monica Moore, MSN, RNC addresses some common questions and issues facing fertility nurses. Monica is a nurse practitioner and nurse manager at RMA of Connecticut in Nowalk, Connecticut. This Clinician's Roundtable segment is sponsored by Omnia Education
  • Goals for Initiating and Continuing Breastfeeding

    Jun 2, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Lori Feldman-Winter Despite ambitious recommendations that new mothers breastfeed their infants for at least one year after birth, very few mothers meet this objective. Knowing there are barriers to breastfeeding--social, economic, and beyond--how can we help mothers get past these difficulties, where possible? Further, how can we allay the guilt many mothers feel when they're unable to breastfeed? For answers, host Dr. Jennifer Shu talks with Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, division head of adolescent medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., and an Executive Co...
  • Fertility Preservation Options for Women

    May 26, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Prathima Setty Fertility preservation technologies have become more advanced and more accessible over the past several years. Joining host Dr. Prathima Setty to discuss current options for women to protect their fertility is Dr. Naveed Khan, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist in Leesburg, VA. Dr. Khan practices with Shady Grove Fertility, the nation's largest fertility center, and is also a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.    
  • Updates From The Women's Dermatologic Society

    May 26, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Michael Greenberg Guest: Mary Lupo Dr. Michael Greenberg speaks with Dr. Mary Lupo about her involvement with the Women's Dermatologic Society and how the organization is working to support both men and women in the specialty.
  • The Utility of Medical History in Clinical Training

    May 19, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz What can in-depth exploration of medical history topics teach and inform us about current trends in clinical practice? Dr. Peter Marcus, Associate Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Yale University School of Medicine, joins Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss various ways in which scholarship in medical history fosters greater aptitude for patient care. 
  • Somatic Symptoms in Women

    May 19, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: Paul Markovitz Fibromyalgia, migraines, IBS, TMJ, PMS and neurodermatitis are common illnesses in women. Dr. Paul Markowitz discusses neurobiochemical similarities between these various problems and a theoretical parsimony of diagnosis, and how this may inform medication choices.
  • Getting to the Root of Women's Hair Loss

    May 19, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Lisa Mazzullo Guest: Lisa Ishii Hair loss can be a troubling situation for women. More than 30 percent of women of all ages suffer from some type of hair loss, either due to medication or medical issues. Dr. Lisa Ishii, an assistant professor of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, talks with host Dr. Lisa Mazzullo about how to evaluate and treat hair loss for women.
  • A NASA Flight Surgeon's Recollections of the Challenger Mission Disaster

    May 19, 2014 | 11 min
    Hosted by: Mark Chyna Guest: Patricia Santy Dr. Patricia Santy, former Medical Officer for NASA, reviews the responsibilities and roles of a NASA Flight Surgeon. In particular she discusses the Challenger Mission, her role, and the implications of this disaster for the American space program.
  • Placebo & Psychological Factors in Pain and Illness

    May 19, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Leslie P. Lundt Guest: David Spiegel Several studies have found that over half of all physicians have used placebos in their practice. Is there scientific validity to the prescribing of placebos? Dr. David Speigel, associate chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, joins host Dr. Leslie Lundt to review the science behind placebos. Dr. Spiegel has extensively studied how psychological factors affect the brain's response to pain and illness.
  • Insulin Resistance & Colorectal Cancer

    May 19, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Gary Kohn Guest: Andrew Flood The risk association between diabetes and colorectal cancer: what is the mechanism driving the correlation? What methods are used to study the relationship? Dr. Andrew Flood, assistant professor of epidemiology, University of Minnesota, and adjunct investigator at the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics discusses the relationship and his research with host Dr. Gary Kohn.
  • Breastfeeding: Much More Than Just Good Nutrition

    May 12, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Lori Feldman-Winter Mothers in the United States have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the developed world. What are the immediate and lasting benefits of breastfeeding for infants and their nursing mothers? How does breast milk compare to formula, in terms of the baby's nutrition and long-term growth development? Host Dr. Jennifer Shu welcomes Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, division head of adolescent medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, and an executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics section on breastfeeding.
  • Teaching Physicians to Lead

    May 12, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Guest: Donald J. Palmisano Dr. Donald Palmisano, past-president of the American Medical Association and clinical professor of surgery and medical jurisprudence at Tulane University School of Medicine, discusses his book, On Leadership, Essential Principles for Success which includes lessons about leadership, resiliency and preparedness that come from experiences in the ranks of healthcare workers.
  • Clinical Applications of Emerging Tactile-Sensing Technologies

    May 12, 2014 |
    Hosted by: Gary Kohn Guest: Cary Kaufman Dr. Kaufman, a breast surgeon and assistant clinical professor at the University of Washington, is the past president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers and vice-chairman of their National Accreditation Program. He joins host Dr. Gary Kohn to talk about how emerging tactile sensing technology can be used as pre-mammographic testing, screening, and teaching.