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A Woman’s Journey: Conversations that Matter

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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One event on April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm

On the second of each month from 7-8pm, Johns Hopkins Medicine hosts a live Q&A moderated by Kelly Geer Ripken, A Woman’s Journey’s national chair.

Endometriosis: March 8, 2022. Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic disease where endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterus and in other parts of the body.  It can be a source of severe pain and infertility. Oftentimes endometriosis can occur concomitantly with other chronic disorders such irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches, painful bladder syndrome, pelvic floor myalgia, and TMJ.  Gynecologist Karen Wang, M.D., discusses the complexity of the disease, the methods of diagnosis and treatment options for the condition.

What to Know About Diabetes: April 12, 2022. Endocrinologist Thomas Donner, M.D., who is the director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center, discusses revised guidelines defining type 2 diabetes, as well as new medications and devices to help manage glucose levels. Also, learn about research on late onset of type 1 diabetes, and the relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer as well as other diseases.

Bone Up: Osteoporosis: May 10, 2022. Eight million U.S. women have osteoporosis, 50% of women will have a fracture in their lifetime and 25% of women will die in the first year following hip fracture. Menopause is a time when women’s bodies change significantly, with associated losses in bone strength and an increased risk of osteoporosis. Endocrinologist and metabolic bone specialist, Kendall F. Moseley, M.D., provides an enlightened discussion on osteoporosis risk factors, as well as the diagnosis and management of bone loss to prevent fracture.

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