One of every two Caucasian women in the United States will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime; one out of every 5 men in the United States will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. This activity will educate the participant on the updated guidelines to assess patients in proper diagnosis and management of osteoporosis.
A majority of women experience some emotional lability within the month surrounding childbirth characterized by crying for no reason, anxiety, and irritability. The first postpartum checkup or the first well-baby visit is an ideal opportunity for screening.
Primary care clinicians form the bastion, the driving force, in preventing birth defects and developmental problems associated with fetal exposure to alcohol, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  About 1 in 8 women report alcohol use during pregnancy, and...
One in three U.S. adults has consumed enough alcohol to be legally intoxicated at least once in their lives, and about one in four consume alcohol in amounts or patterns that pose a risk to their own health or the health of those around them.
Despite advances in contraception options, almost half of all pregnancies are unintended and about half of these unintended pregnancies result in abortion. In many cases, these women with intended pregnancies were using some form of contraception, but were using it incorrectly, inconsistently, or had stopped its use. Many new formulations and new dosing schedules have emerged in recent years. Potential benefits and safety concerns need to be taken into account. Matching a patient’s profile with the best contraceptive product to address her needs is desirable.
You all have them, you can’t avoid them. Many factors contribute to a challenging patient including those that refuse your recommendations, have coexisting conditions/multitude of symptoms, have unreasonable expectations, and may even want to take over the role of healthcare provider....
New book by Susan Hutchinson to guide women who are looking for help with their migraines, including the hormonally driven migraines that are often the most severe. The reader is given the up-to-date knowledge and insight they need to better understand and manage their migraines and it provides comprehensive information regarding migraine management.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women has been more controversial since the publication of the Women’s Health Initiative findings in 2003. Many women have stopped taking estrogen on their own, or have been told to do so by their healthcare provider, and now those women are having hot flashes or other sequelae of menopause.
Susan Hutchinson, MD, board certified in family medicine with a subspecialty in headache, has written a book for women about migraine, self-management, and how to respond to a neurologist who admits knowing nothing about hormones and an obstetrician who does not feel competent to treat migraine.
Daily behaviors account for maintaining one’s health, both physically and emotionally. In terms of mental health, 27% of Americans suffer mental health symptoms and disorders that impact families, the workplace, and quality of life.
Sexual Health: Communicate, Inquire, and Promote. Healthy People 2020 identify Reproduction and Sexual Health as a leading health indicator. Leading health indicators, or high priority health issues, list objectives to improve the health of the US population. Providers and healthcare organizations are encouraged to implement these objectives in their practice in order to meet these health care goals for the nation.
Bone Fragility Treatment. Since we first started using bisphosphonates like alendronate (Fosamax) to treat bone loss in women, our tendency has been to over treat younger women with milder bone loss and under treat older women who are at much higher risk of fracture, or in some cases recurrent fracture.
The Endocrine Society recently updated the 2007 treatment guidelines for thyroid-related medical issues before, during, and after pregnancy. In fact, it has been suggested that every pregnant woman should be screened for thyroid problems at nine weeks. Pregnancy and thyroid diseases have a...
Thyroid Disease: The Subtle, the Controversial, and the Complex. The thyroid gland impacts nearly all of the body’s metabolic processes, and its disorders cover a wide range of diseases. These conditions are usually seen first in primary care settings, but they frequently go undiagnosed. With proper diagnosis, however, thyroid disorders can usually be well managed.