class="pagetitle"> Women’s Health

Chest Pain: The Many Causes of Women’s Heartaches

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Presented by: Abha Khandelwal, MD, MS; Eryn Bryant, MSN, NP-C; Valerie Hoover, PhD May 4, 2017 Chest pain can be a mystery. Sometimes it’s the tipoff to a heart attack. Other times it’s a clue that heart disease is slowly, gradually, choking the major arteries that deliver blood to the heart.

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Why Weight? Advances in Obesity Treatment

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Presented by John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Chief, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery April 13, 2017 An obesity crisis still grips America, leaving 1 in 3 people obese. Rates of adult obesity have doubled in the last 20 years. When doctors go looking for the cause, they see multiple villains.

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Dying to Know: What Patients and Families Want to Know about End of Life Care and Issues

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Presented by Kavitha Ramchandran, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine March 2, 2017 One of the most common questions doctors get from patients with advanced cancer or other serious illness is this: “How much time do I have, doc? Tell it to me straight,” said Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, in a lecture at the Stanford Health [...]

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Aging at Home with Chronic Illness

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Presented by: Bryant Lin, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine February 9, 2017 Aging can be a challenge for anyone. Chronic disease can magnify the challenges as people pass the age of 60, 70, or 80. But with grace and grit, people can avoid some pitfalls and minimize others. Bryant Lin, MD, had a pack [...]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Emerging Treatments for Hair Loss

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Presented by: Anthony Oro, MD, PhD Professor of Dermatology January 19, 2017 Think of a head of hair as a matter of seed and soil. Hair follicles are seeds, and the soil is your scalp and body. Every seed comes with a “warranty,” or lifespan. Once gone, it’s replaced by a new seed that takes [...]

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Making Sex Comfortable Again After Menopause: Laser Treatment for the Vagina

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Presented by: Eric Sokol, MD Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology October 19, 2016 When production levels of the female sex hormone estrogen drop, many women experience vaginal atrophy—a condition in which the vaginal tissues become thinner, drier, less elastic, and more fragile. Hormonal changes stem from menopause but also can be caused by childbirth and [...]

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How to Identify Individuals at Enhanced Risk for Developing Statin-Associated Type 2 Diabetes

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Presented by: Gerald Reaven, MD Professor of Medicine (Active Emeritus) September 15, 2016 More than 200 million people around the world take statin drugs to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Statins interfere with the synthesis of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol that is a prime suspect in heart [...]

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