The Speaking of Women's Health Podcast is excited to bring you credible women's health information from host and Executive Director, Dr. Holly L. Thacker. Dr. Thacker will interview guest clinicians discussing relevant women's health topics and the latest news and tips.

The Speaking of Women’s Health Podcast

Omega-3s: Should You Take A Supplement?

Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain cell membranes and aid in brain function. But if you are taking omega-3 fish oil capsules rather than eating foods high in omega-3s, are you getting the same benefit and are there any negative side effects?

Speaking of Women's Health Podcast Host Holly L. Thacker, MD discusses the benefits of consuming foods high in omega-3s and omega-6s and shares the cons of simply taking fish oil capsules.

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What Everyone Should Know About Breast Cancer: An Interview with Holly Pederson, MD

Director of Medical Breast Services at Cleveland Clinic Holly Pederson, MD talks with Host Holly Thacker, MD about the latest breast cancer research and everything you need to know about hormone therapy, treatments, genetic testing and more.

For more information on Dr. Pederson, please visit clevelandclinic.org.

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The MIND Diet & MTHFR - How They Play Key Roles In Physical and Mental Health

The MIND diet (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) is a combination of two well-studied dietary approaches - the Mediterranean diet and DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) - with some modifications.

Researchers found those who followed the MIND diet had a 53% reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and those who moderately followed the diet had a 35% reduced risk.

Methyl TetraHydroFolate Reductase (MTHFR) is a gene that produces an essential enzyme in the body. MTHFR plays a key role with regard to many aspects of physical and mental health.

Humans contain two copies of each gene, one from the father and one from the mother, which are referred to as the alleles of a gene. One allele mutation, which occurs in 50% of the population makes it more likely that you will have migraine headaches or other low serotonin medical problems like:

  • depression
  • irritable bowel
  • fibromyalgia

Host Holly L. Thacker, MD discusses how to put the MIND Diet in action and how to treat MTHFR.

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Happy Labor Day! Pregnancy and Labor Tips

Host Holly L. Thacker MD is also taking this opportunity to share important pregnancy tips, including navigating nausea, necessary screenings and "labor" tips.

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What Is The Women's Health Fellowship?

Host Holly L. Thacker MD interviews Chad Schlesinger, Senior Program Manager for OB/Gyn Education at the Cleveland Clinic .

Chad helps recruit physicians for the multiple women’s health fellowship programs throughout the OB/GYN and Women’s Health Institute, including the Specialized Women’s Health fellowship program that Dr. Thacker started a quarter of a century ago.

If you're a physician and interested in applying for a women's health fellowship program at Cleveland Clinic, please visit clevelandclinic.org.

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Migraine Headaches and What To Do About Them

Fellow migraine sufferer and Podcast Host Holly Thacker MD talks migraines and how to know if you are having a migraine and what treatment can help.

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Is Your Skin Condition Rosacea?

Rosacea is often confused with facial acne, so many do not seek medical treatment.

Host Holly Thacker MD discusses the symptoms of rosacea, triggers to avoid and how to get the proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Dry Eyes Symptoms & Causes and How To Get Relief

Dry eyes frequently lead to eye discomfort, lower eyesight and reduced quality of life, particularly for people over age 50.

Host Holly Thacker MD discusses the causes of dry eyes, symptoms to look for and lifestyle habits and treatments to improve dry eyes.

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Maintaining a Sense of Purpose in Retirement

Speaking of Women's Health Podcast Host and Executive Director Holly L. Thacker MD talks with her dear friend and future guest podcaster Sylvia Morrison.

Sylvia is a retired Cleveland Clinic Marketing Executive who lives the Speaking of Women's Health motto Be Strong, Be Healthy, Be in Charge! She shares her secrets to living a healthy lifestyle during retirement, which include daily exercise and journaling everything she eats.

Sylvia also shares her inside tips on scheduling appointments. Call 1-866-320-4573 24 hours/day, 7 days/week to make an appointment with the Cleveland Clinic.

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Herbs and Spices For Better Health

Host Holly Thacker MD talks about how spices and herbs can be used as medicine, how they can improve certain medical conditions and how they can improve skin and your overall health.

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