Speaking of Women’s Health offers informational women’s health videos that discuss a variety of topics. Join us as Holly L. Thacker, MD, Director of Center for Specialized Women’s Health at Cleveland Clinic, offers her insights about health myths and helpful tips and tricks about health issues that affect women every day.


Dr. Silvia Perez-Protto Inspired to Lead End of Life Care

Silvia Perez Protto, MD, is the director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for End of Life Care. The role fulfills her passion to provide patients comfort in their final days — something she learned from her father, whose end-of-life wishes were unknown to his family. Dr. Perez-Protto praises the collaboration and support from her fellow caregivers at Cleveland Clinic as she leads this important work.


Moms: Treat Yourself to Good Health Year-Round

Women, especially moms, are often in the business of taking care of everyone and everything - except themselves.

It's always a great time to encourage moms to treat themselves to good health. Dr. Holly L. Thacker encourages women to put themselves first year-round! She says once a year women need to hit several checkboxes to ensure good health.


Keeping Mom Healthy from Head to Toe

It's easy for women to get caught up in family & career responsibilities, but Dr. Holly Thacker says it's important women care for themselves as well - and knowing some key numbers is a good place to start.


The Truth Behind Flu Myths

An infectious disease expert sets the record straight when it comes to common flu myths.

Cleveland Clinic

Should You Worry About Shrinking as You Get Older?

One of the common changes for women as they grow older is to lose a small amount of height -- most women will lose up to an inch. Dr. Holly L. Thacker says this happens because you lose the space in the discs that support the bones in your spine.

To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential to maintain strong bones, but they cannot reverse or treat bone loss, which is called osteoporosis.

It’s time for concern when your physician has documented a loss in height that exceeds an inch and a half.


Women, Testosterone Levels and Sex Drive

Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses the pros and cons of testosterone prescriptions for women with low sex drive and trouble climaxing.


Health Tests For Women

Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses what health tests women should be considering in 2015.


Health Tips for Midlife Women

Dr. Holly L. Thacker, a women's health expert, talks about the specialized needs of women at mid-life. Learn the must have tests, exams and issues that women should focus on.


Health Tests Women Need in the New Year

Speaking of Women's Health Executive Director Dr. Holly L. Thacker offers a short list of "things to do in the new year" for women.


Health Screenings For Women In Their 70s

Dr. Holly L. Thacker shares what screenings women in their 70s should be getting at their women's health appointments.


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