She Wears the Boots: A Podcast for Women Veterans

She Wears the Boots: A Podcast for Women Veterans

Women service members are the fastest growing groups of VA patients. This podcast is dedicated to the recognition of the unique needs of women as well as the people who may be caring for them. She Wears the Boots hopes to provide information about resources and services in the VA that can foster resiliency and life enrichment. Email comments, questions and concerns: Podcastintakerequests@va.gov

Episodes

January 12, 2022 16 min
Dr. Amanda Johnson, Director of Reproductive Health for Women’s Health at VA Central Office, returns to the podcast to discuss maternal health. Kristin Haeger, who works in the Office of Women’s Health joins as a special guest to discuss how women of color are affected by maternal mortality. For more information on maternal health and resources in the VA please visit the following sites.

Sites from the Veterans Health Administratio...
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Ms. Lelia Jackson, Director of the Office of Assault and Harassment Prevention, talks about a new training on bystander interventions through the VHA and what the VHA is doing to support Veterans who have experienced harassment or sexual assault.

Learn more at www.veterantraining.va.gov/bystandertraining/ or click on the red stop sign at www.va.gov/health.
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December 6, 2021 10 min
Dr. Radhika Narla, VA Endocrinologist discusses important information to help Veterans understand osteoporosis and the importance of preventing bone fractures.
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November 10, 2021 18 min
Dr. Erin Dursa discusses military exposures, how to obtain a registry exam, and information specific to women Veterans. Visit the military exposure website for more information. www.publichealth.va.gov
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September 14, 2021 19 min
Dr. Susan Garstang discusses common musculoskeletal concerns in women and treatments available at the VA.
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September 7, 2021 16 min
Dr. Rachel Rubin, VA Urologist & Sexual Medicine Specialist discusses important information to help Veterans with concerns about sexual health and quality of life.
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July 22, 2021 8 min
Dr. Laura Miller, Medical Director of Reproductive Mental Health Services at the VA reviews symptoms, self-help, and VA treatments available to assist with reproductive mental health concerns.
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July 1, 2021 19 min
Jennifer Deen the Associate Director for Cohort and Public Relations for the Million Veteran Program discussed what it is, what to expect by participating and how the program benefits all Veterans.
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May 19, 2021 9 min
Dr. Jennifer Strauss, Acting National Director of VA Women’s Mental Health, provides an overview of mental health services provided to women at the VA.
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Dr. Deanna Rolstead, a VA Gynecologist, reviews facts and myths about menopause hormone therapy and other tips for managing menopausal symptoms.
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May 4, 2021 19 min
Dr. Megan Gerber and Dr. Nora Keenan talk about the impacts trauma can have on your health as well as how the VA can support you in your recovery.
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March 26, 2021 16 min
Dr. Caroline Gibson, psychologist and researcher explains what happens during menopause, potential health concerns, and the importance of talking about menopause.
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Dr. Cynthia Gantt, Deputy Director, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation at VA Central Office, provides an overview of Whole Health in the VA and how women Veterans can personalize their care by engaging in the Whole Health approach.

www.va.gov/wholehealth
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February 11, 2021 13 min
Dr. Alicia Christy and Dr. Chelsea Cosby from the VA Office of Women’s Health share information regarding the COVID 19 Vaccination in women & minorities.

https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/
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February 4, 2021 19 min
Dr. Claire Duvernoy, staff cardiologist at the Ann Arbor VA, reviews facts and myths on women’s heart health and provides important information on how to love your heart.
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February 1, 2021 16 min
Dr. Sally Haskell, Deputy Chief Consultant for Clinical Operations & Director of Comprehensive Women’s Health explains the process and experience of getting a mammogram through the VA.
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December 17, 2020 13 min
Dr. Chelsea Cosby reviews facts and myths on getting the flu shot and provides important information on preventing influenza.
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Air Force Veteran, Sarah Maples shares about the knowledge and benefits she gained from participating in the WHTT. https://www.va.gov/womenvet/whtt/index.asp
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Major Alea Nadeem & Dr. Halima Ahmadi-Montecalvo discuss how the WHTT is designed to challenge misperceptions current and former Servicewomen may have regarding women’s health care in the VA. https://www.va.gov/womenvet/whtt/index.asp
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December 8, 2020 26 min
Major Alea Nadeem & Dr. Nancy Maher provide an overview of the WHTT which educates current or former women Service members on VA health care for women. https://www.va.gov/womenvet/whtt/index.asp
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