103 episodes

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.

    Investigating the Link Between Sexual Activity & Menopause Onset

    Investigating the Link Between Sexual Activity & Menopause Onset

    Host: Paul Doghramji, MD

    Guest: Megan Arnot


    Menopause is an inevitable transition in every woman’s life, but what if engaging in a basic physiological need like sex could delay its onset? Researching this potential connection is Megan Arnot, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University College London. As the lead author of the study, she walks us through her findings and the range of factors they investigated, like the type of sexual activity and whether or not women lived with a partner.

    Trends, Treatments, & Tips for the Flu Season

    Trends, Treatments, & Tips for the Flu Season

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP

    Guest: Casey Lafferty, DO


    Due to the high prevalence of influenza each winter, knowing how to treat those most at risk is essential. That's why Dr. Frank LoVecchio and Dr. Casey Lafferty are here to discuss the 2019-2020 flu season activity and patterns, along with preventive tips and treatment options you can provide to your patients.

    Treating Flu in High-Risk Populations

    Treating Flu in High-Risk Populations

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP


    The cold weather inevitably brings an increase in flu cases each year, and joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to unveil the high-risk populations—and how we can treat the members of those vulnerable populations who do get the flu—is Dr. Frank LoVecchio, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona and Principal Investigator for the Infectious Disease Network.

    Look Before You Leap: The Clinical Value of Genome-Wide NIPT

    Look Before You Leap: The Clinical Value of Genome-Wide NIPT

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Liza Kunz, MD, FACOG


    Amid the expanding noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) options, Dr. Liza Kunz joins Dr. Jennifer Caudle to discuss what differentiates genome-wide NIPT from other options, how it works, and its limitations and potential benefits.
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    Unmasking Preeclampsia, the Great Masquerader

    Unmasking Preeclampsia, the Great Masquerader

    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.

    Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV & Cervical Cancer

    Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV & Cervical Cancer

    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.

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