Category: Education

Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

August 10, 2021

Working from the Ground Up to Impact Gender Disparities in COVID-19

Guest: Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H. (@clkejd)

Host: Anjali Bhagra, M.D. (@anjalibhagramd)

Anjali Bhagra, M.D., and Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H., discuss the narrative they recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which outlines and highlights the further widening of preexisting gender disparities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What can we do to identify and mitigate these issues?

Additional resources:

  • Nordhues, HC. Bhagra, A. Stroud, NN. Vencill, JA. Kuhle, CL. COVID-19 gender disparities and mitigation recommendations: a narrative review. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 April 20; 96(7): 1907-1920. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2021.04.009

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August 25, 2020

Regenerative Medicine Takes on Hair Loss

Guest: Alison J. Bruce, M.B., Ch.B. & Shane A. Shapiro, M.D. 

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006

Androgenic alopecia can have a significant impact on women across a spectrum of age. The psychological and social impact of hair thinning and hair loss can significantly decrease quality of life. Dr. Alison Bruce breaks down different types of hair loss, who’s a candidate, and new therapies on the horizon. Dr. Shane Shapiro will discuss the application of regenerative medicine to this condition and how platelet rich plasma has demonstrated efficacy at regrowing hair. 

Deeper Dive: 

  • A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma to Topical Minoxidil Foam for Treatment of Androgenic Alopecia in Women doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002168 

Episode transcript: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/d545pv/Ep_185-Regenerative_Medicine_Takes_on_Hair_Loss.pdf

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April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 13: Mayo Clinic Q&A - Pregnancy and COVID-19

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in April 2020.

To claim credit visit: https://ce.mayo.edu/covid19podcast

Guest:  Nipunie S. Rajapakse, M.D., M.P.H. (@nrajapakseMD)

Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar)

How is SARS-CoV-2 affecting pregnant women? Is breastfeeding safe? How can a pregnant woman protect herself from the disease? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, will discuss COVID-19 and pregnancy.

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September 3, 2019

Sexuality in the Elderly Female

Guest: Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H. (@clkejd

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

A decline in sexual activity and an increase in sexual dysfunction commonly occurs in the elderly, but do you ask you patients about it? What questions should you be asking them? What are the reasons a decrease in function or desire occur? Dr. Carol Kuhle steps through the common causes, questions, and treatments encountered through her work and research at the Mayo Clinic Center for Women's Health (https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/womens-health/center-for-womens-health/overview or on Twitter @WHMayoClinic). 

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Deeper Dive:

  • A Study of Sexuality and Health Among Older Adults in the United States August 23, 2007 N Engl J Med 2007; 357:762-774 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa067423
May 28, 2019

Preventive Therapies for Breast Cancer

Guest: Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. (@DrSandhyaPruthi)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

How can we help women at high risk of breast cancer manage their risk? How do you rank these risks and approach their management? Dr. Pruthi discusses what you can do and tools that you can use to help calculate risk and what to do with the information you have.

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May 27, 2019

Meeting the Needs of Our Female Veterans

Guest: Ashley Laganiere, CVSO 

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

Female veterans can face significant barriers to receiving proper care. As the number of female service members increases, what can we do to help address these barriers and facilitate access to the care they need? What resources exist and how do we identify this population if they do not readily self-identify as veterans? 

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April 9, 2019

Time’s Up Healthcare: Accelerating a Safe, Equitable, Dignified Workplace

Guest: Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D. (@SharonneHayes

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

The healthcare system is not immune to bias, harassment, and discrimination. How do we create a climate of mutual respect? How do we empower bystanders to step up? How do we create systems and procedures to ensure consistent messaging and action when these things occur? Listen in as Dr. Sharonne Hayes discusses the Time’s Up Healthcare movement and what you can do to get involved. 

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February 12, 2019

Breast Cancer: Screening versus Diagnostic Imaging and the Appropriate Utilization of Genetic Testing

Guest: Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. (@DrSandhyaPruthi)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a breast disease specialist in Mayo Clinic’s Breast Diagnostic Clinic, discusses why we don’t use ultrasound as a primary screening test for breast cancer. Listen in for the pros and cons of different types of imaging studies and which are used for screening versus diagnostic testing. Also discussed is the role genetic testing should play in breast cancer screening, who should have testing done, and what tests are available, including when a care plan should include a genetic counselor.

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November 27, 2018

Benefits and Risks of Hormone Therapy in Women

Guest: Ekta Kapoor, M.B.B.S. (@Ektasinghkapoor)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

For years, healthcare providers routinely prescribed hormone therapy for the management of women with postmenopausal symptoms as well as to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and the treat osteoporosis. Then, in 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative was published and our views of hormone therapy changed. Parts of the study’s findings were criticized leading to confusion as to whether hormone therapy was as effective as we assumed as well as whether hormone therapy was exposing women to excessive health risks. To help us sort out the benefits and risks of hormone therapy in women, we’re joined by Dr. Ekta Kapoor, a Mayo Clinic internist and specialist in the Menopause and Women’s Sexual Health Clinic.

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October 30, 2018

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Approaches from the Menopause & Women’s Sexual Health Clinic

Guest: Jacqueline M. Thielen, M.D. (@JacquelineThie5)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Hypoactive sexual desire in females is one component of sexual dysfunction in women. It’s a sensitive topic and one that doesn’t often get discussed in the clinician’s office. What’s the best way to ask about this problem and how do we manage it once we know it exists in our patients? We’ll discuss these issues with a women’s health specialist Dr. Jacqueline Thielen, a Mayo Clinic general internist in the Menopause & Women’s Sexual Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

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August 14, 2018

Sexual History Taking–Why Sexual Health Matters

Why is it important to talk about sexual history? What questions should we ask to get a detailed sexual history? Today we’re talking about sexual history taking and why sexual health matters. Presented by Dr. Suneela Vegunta, a physician in the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Center, today’s special episode is an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Update held in Scottsdale, Arizona. This annual conference addresses a variety of health issues that are unique to women while highlighting medical conditions that may cause different symptoms in women. The Mayo Clinic 15th Annual Women’s Health Update will be held at The Scott Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 28 - March 2, 2019. We invite you to network with your colleagues and Mayo Clinic faculty by registering at ce.mayo.edu.

January 19, 2017

Sexuality in the Aging Female

A review of sexuality changes in woman related to aging and chronic disease. Discussion includes assessment of sexual functioning along with sexual wellness in aging women and what practitioners can do to help patients enhance their sexual wellness.

December 21, 2016

Menopause Management in 2016

This week’s talk, Menopause Management in 2016, was presented by Dr. Stephanie Faubion at the Clinical Reviews conference held on November 14, 2016 in Rochester, MN. ©2016 Mayo Foundation of Medical Education and Research