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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.

Skin and Hair Changes During Menopause

Dr. Holly L. Thacker explains skin and hair changes during menopause. The culprit for the post-menopausal changes in your hair and skin is the lower levels of the hormone estrogen circulating in your body. Loss of estrogen makes your skin thinner and more delicate, and can cause your hair to thin out. Watch for helpful tips.


Hormone Replacement Therapy's Effect on Breast Cancer Risk

Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses the latest study on hormone replacement therapy and the affects it has on a woman's risk for breast cancer.


Urinary Leakage in Women

Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses how women can treat and prevent urinary incontinence.


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.


How to Get Your Sex Drive Revved Up as You Age

If you feel like you've lost your libido, there's a lot to consider. Sex drive and the things that affect it are complicated. It is also dependent on personal relationships. Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses the how to get your sex drive revved up as you age.


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.


Untreated Hot Flashes Leads to More Doctor Visits

August 2014 - Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses the relationship between untreated hot flashes and the increase in outpatient doctor visits and healthcare costs.

For more information on this study, read Yale University's press release.


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.