According to the latest data, 1 in 7 US women experience perinatal depression, described as depression occurring during pregnancy and up to one year after childbirth. There is compelling evidence that perinatal depression can have short and long-term effects on both women and their children. The USPSTF has published new recommendations encouraging clinicians to screen pregnant and postpartum persons for depression and provide those who are at increased risk of perinatal depression with counseling interventions. (Grade B recommendation).
In a recent study of postmenopausal women in the WHI Observational Study who consumed > 2 ASB per day, there appeared to be an association between increased intake of ASB with increased risk of ischemic stroke, CVD, and all cause mortality. Join us as we discuss these findings, what it adds to our knowledge about ASB, and potential strategies to apply this new evidence into your practice.
Conflicting evidence-based guidelines and medication risks have complicated the care of individuals with low bone density. The Endocrine Society just released its most recent recommendations for pharmacologic management of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Their goal was to address the most challenging aspects of low bone density management with clear evidence-based guidance. Join us as we review their new recommendations, compare them with other guidelines, and discuss their impact on your practice.
Join us as we discuss barriers to physical activity and how providers can help to address these issues, particularly in women with large breast size.
Multiple organizations have issued guidelines on breast cancer screening, but these guidelines are often conflicting. Recently the American College of Physicians (ACP) reviewed the data supporting 7 different guideline recommendation and issued new guidance on breast cancer screening for average risk women. Join our discussion of the ACP’s summary recommendations to help develop a consistent approach to breast cancer screening in your practice.
Postmenopausal women experience vulvovaginal symptoms that in 50% of the population go untreated. Join us as we discuss a randomized trial that compares common treatments available to this population and help you determine best practice options.
Join us as we discuss a new guideline for women with recurrent UTIs.
Join us as we discuss breast density and the use of supplemental imaging to assess risk for advanced breast cancer.
Bisphosphonates help prevent fractures in elderly women with osteoporosis, but their benefit in women with osteopenia has been unclear. A recent trial showed that a yearly injection of zoledronic acid can reduce fractures in women with osteopenia.
This session will review best practices for counseling patients with an unintended pregnancy. With practical examples of patient-centered counseling techniques, the faculty will present approaches to counseling an ambivalent patient. You will learn to provide evidence-based answers to both common and challenging questions about parenting, adoption, and abortion. After this lecture, you will have unbiased referral resources for information and support on all pregnancy options to share with your patients.
This talk will discuss three topics that affect women as well as other individuals: osteoporosis, menopause, and breast cancer screening. (1) In the osteoporosis-focused portion of this update, you will recall risk factors, review current guidelines for screening, and learn more about risk reduction and disease prevention. (2) Peri- and post-menopause syndromes have great societal impact and healthcare burden, and the faculty will discuss them in the context of the most recent clinical guidelines and medical evidence. (3) The last part of this lecture will examine breast cancer screening guidelines and their lack of consensus among various medical societies. From this update, you will receive guidance on the ethical challenges of breast cancer screening and shared decision-making.
Research consistently shows that sexual satisfaction is a critical component of relationship and life satisfaction. Yet sexual dysfunctions are common, and they impact relationships, self-esteem, and quality of life. Clinicians often feel inadequately trained to address these issues. In this talk, faculty will present on several key topics regarding sexuality and sexual dysfunction: approaches to discussing sexual issues with patients, common sexual problems for men and women, treatment of sexual dysfunction, and indicators for specialist referral. The faculty will also review the changing socio-sexual climate today and how these trends may impact the lives of your patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.