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August 2021

Migraine Matters: Women Navigating Wellness Across the Lifespan

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SWHR hosted a webinar featuring a panel of women who spoke to diverse patient experiences with migraine across the lifespan, from young adult and student life through midlife and post-reproductive years.

August 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

October 2021

Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause’s Effect on Health and Well-Being

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Older women laughing with yoga mats

On October 26, 2021, SWHR hosted the congressional briefing, “Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause's Effect on Health and Well-Being,” where panelists shared information about menopause, including the health risks for women during this life stage and the stigma often associated with menopause and aging.

October 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

November 2021

Focus on Fibroids Series: Tools to Navigate Optimal Care

Hosted by SWHR

https://youtu.be/NrRSBi-Bk70 Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women between the ages 15 to 50, however fibroids can affect patients across life stages from adolescence to post-menopause. With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result…

November 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

December 2021

Focus on Fibroids Series: Empowering Women through Personal Journey-telling

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOezUpbVgBA Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women between the ages 15 to 50, however fibroids can affect patients across life stages from adolescence to post-menopause. With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result…

December 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

20/20 Foresight: Understanding Women’s Eye Health and Supporting Patient Needs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6IEy-6oFrU Vision impairment is one of the most common causes of disability in the United States. More than 12 million Americans aged 40 and older are visually impaired or blind. Women are affected disproportionately more than men and certain eye conditions can present in women differently across the lifespan. Some diseases become increasingly common or burdensome with age, such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Up to two-thirds of Americans with these conditions are women. Other conditions that are…

December 16, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EST

January 2022

How Vaccines and Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvjBBZDzlpw In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and…

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

February 2022

Menopause Mindfulness: Embracing the Change of My Midlife

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb5Jb68pxaw Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after…

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

March 2022

The Fertility Journey: Understanding Options and Navigating Care

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ6sSJre2wg Infertility—defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of regular, unprotected sex—is increasingly common in the United States. Nearly 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining their pregnancy. While infertility occurs equally in men and women, women tend to bear a disproportionate focus and burden in treatment and management. Treatment options span from medications to invasive surgery and assisted reproductive technologies. About 12% of women ages 15-49 have received some type of infertility service. Navigating…

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

April 2022

Improving Lives by Detecting Sexually Transmitted Infections Early

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGQZjDg6lzg In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and…

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

May 2022

Assessing and Promoting Bone Health Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JABYDMHBEzA&feature=youtu.be   In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening…

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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Goals

  • Discuss the impacts of bone health on women’s health across the lifespan, including disparities in disease burden (i.e., osteoporosis and arthritis) and access to care 
  • Highlight diagnostic tests for bone density and fracture and key considerations for disease management   
  • Emphasizing ways to empower women and improve quality of care and healthy aging 

Panelists

Laura L. Tosi, MD
Director, Bone Health Program, Children's National
Laura L. Tosi, MD
Director, Bone Health Program, Children's National

Laura L. Tosi, M.D., is the director of the Bone Health Program at Children’s National Hospital. Her practice focuses on orthopaedic management of children with physical disabilities and birth defects. Dr. Tosi also works to increase physician awareness of bone health issues for women and children, with the goal of reducing debilitating bone injury as the population ages. Dr. Tosi also treats children and adults with spina bifida and other congenital orthopaedic problems. Dr. Tosi has lectured extensively on women’s bone health, particularly osteoporosis prevention, to women’s organizations throughout the United States. Dr. Tosi is a member of the Committee on Women’s Health Issues for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Academic Orthopaedic Society. 

Alana C. Serota, MD, CCFP, CCD
Ambulatory Care Physician, Department of Metabolic Bone Disease, Hospital for Special Surgery
Alana C. Serota, MD, CCFP, CCD
Ambulatory Care Physician, Department of Metabolic Bone Disease, Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. Serota completed training in primary care medicine in Canada. Her clinical duties and research focused on general women’s health, osteoporosis care, contraceptive technologies, and access to same. She then went on to complete a Fellowship in Women’s Health with an emphasis on gynecology and internal medicine relevant to the health of women at centers of excellence throughout Ontario. She was certified as a Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society in 2002. Dr. Serota’s second fellowship was in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease at the Hospital for Special Surgery. This further focused her interests to the study of bone health in women and men from the late teenage years onward. Her current clinical interests include maintenance and improvement of bone health throughout life, especially premenopausal and perimenopausal women, and optimization of bone health and healing before, during, and after surgical orthopedic procedure. She is committed to a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to the care of osteoporosis and metabolic bone issues. 

Sponsor

SWHR’s Value of Diagnostics within Women’s Health series is supported by an educational sponsorship from Roche. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.