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Jeannette Lager, MD, describes the complex etiology of chronic pelvic pain, including its visceral, musculoskeletal and neuropathic causes, and presents a systemic approach to the assessment of a chronic pelvic pain patient.
Jeannette Lager, MD, describes a directed pelvic examination for chronic pelvic pain, including a general pelvic exam, Q-Tip test for vulvodynia, abdominal exam (including testing for Carnett’s Sign), an exam of the pelvic floor muscles ...
Jeannette Lager, MD, details endometriosis treatment options including expectant management, hormonal medical treatments, hormonal modulating medications, pain management, integrative regimens and surgery. She also explains the importance ...
Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD, discusses how breast MRI is performed, common indications for breast MRI and advanced methods for biopsy and pre-surgical localization of tumors.
Bonnie Joe, MD explains the differences between screening and diagnostic mammography, shows evidence for screening, answers common questions about radiation risk and false positives and discusses digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.
Vineeta Singh, MD, discusses stroke in women and the relationship between gender and symptoms, risk-factors, prevalence and mortality. Dr. Singh also examines stress and depression as a possible risk factor for stroke in women.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses sex-specific risk factors in women – including oral contraceptive use, carotid disease and obesity -- and examines whether these risk factors are adequately assessed.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses the pregnancy- and post-pregnancy-associated risk factors for stroke and the management of these conditions.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses gender-specific differences in primary and secondary stroke prevention, including an examination of gender-specific issues surrounding patient consent to receive an IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Get an in-depth look at evidence for mammography as a screening tool to reduce mortality via early detection of breast cancer. Also: the value of breast density legislation, density assessments and supplemental screening options like MRI and ultrasound.
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