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A podcast bringing awareness to gynecologic cancers, women's health, and patient advocacy.

Down There Awar‪e‬ Down There Aware

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A podcast bringing awareness to gynecologic cancers, women's health, and patient advocacy.

    STRESSED?

    STRESSED?

    This week Alex and Mary sit down to talk about stress, how to spot it, how to treat it, and the role it plays in our lives. Stress can serve as a motivator, but more times than not it has a negative impact on our lives. Learn how to recognize the stress in your life and various ways to manage it.


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    • 24 min
    Science or Scents? Why Your Vagina Shouldn’t Smell Like Apricots

    Science or Scents? Why Your Vagina Shouldn’t Smell Like Apricots

    This week Alex and Mary discuss feminine hygiene and the conflict between Science and big corporations. The medical community, in particular those who deal with the female anatomy, recommend basic good hygiene in taking care of our bodies. However, big corporations have launched numerous marketing campaigns, targeting teens and preteens, planting the seed in their growing minds that their bodies should smell like flowers or fruit and, thereby, making them believe the very natural act of menstruation to be dirty or nasty. All this to make a dollar. Doctors tell us using such products is not necessary and may even prove to be harmful to our bodies.


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    • 20 min
    Let's Talk Periods

    Let's Talk Periods

    This week Alex and Mary sit down to reflect on their own menstruation stories, share some facts from an interesting article, and discuss some of the feelings and reactions to starting a period, having a period, and no longer dealing with periods at all.


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    • 30 min
    Best Laid Plans

    Best Laid Plans

    This week Alex and Mary sit down to discuss some of their best laid plans, how those plans have been interrupted, and how they responded to those interruptions. They have discovered that, oftentimes in hindsight, it’s easy to laugh at how they have responded to change, but when reacting in the moment, a sudden and unexpected detour can cause a lot of heartache, often unnecessarily. They have learned developing a mindset that accepts change, prioritizes actions, and understands how to move forward can help guide their reactions to change, presenting as more of a ripple, rather than a tidal wave.


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    • 25 min
    The Rest of the Story

    The Rest of the Story

    This week Alex and Mary sit down to discuss some of their experiences that could have (and should have) been handled better by the medical community. Their intent  is not to disparage those who work in the medical field, but rather to share these experiences and how they were resolved, hoping to be of some help to our listeners.


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    • 39 min
    Addressing Disparities in Healthcare

    Addressing Disparities in Healthcare

    This week Alex and Mary sit down to discuss disparities in health care. They share data from various resources that highlight the progress we’ve made to narrow the gaps in health outcomes but also sheds light on the fact that the goal must be to eliminate health care disparities, completely.


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Libby H2020 ,

Great podcast on women’s health and patient advocacy!

I think this is a great podcast for all women (and men) to listen to and become more aware of your body and become a better patient advocate for yourself. I’m a Registered Nurse and I enjoy listening to this podcast every week. Thank you, Alex for sharing your cancer story and journey with us. I appreciate you and your mom talking about all the tough topics and making the “taboo” topics less taboo. I hope more people will become “more down there aware” after listening to your podcast.

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