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.

9 Strategies to Stop Overeating

Experts discusses 9 strategies to stop overeating.


Do Birth Control Pills Increase a Woman's Breast Cancer Risk?

In this video, Jame Abraham, MD, comments on this controversial topic and offers insight about a recent study associating oral contraception use with higher breast cancer risk. The amount of estrogen women take is a key factor, he says.


4 Simple Exercises for Back Pain

Got back pain? Try ‘superman’ and 3 more exercises. Back pain is often a result of the aging process for many people, but there are steps you can take to keep your back strong and healthy. Try these four back stretches at home today.

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Vitamins and Supplements for Heart Disease

Experts discusses vitamins and supplements for heart disease, and what you should know.

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The Truth Behind Flu Myths

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

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Annual OB/GYN Appointments are Critical to a Woman's Health

Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses the difference between pap smears and pelvic exams. She recommends women still see their doctor every year whether they need a pelvic exam or a pap smear.


What is Perimenopause?

Dr. Holly L. Thacker explains what perimenopause is and when women are in perimenopause. She explains classic symptoms and signs you are entering perimenopause and making the transition to menopause.


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.


Deciphering Pelvic Floor Medical and Surgical Interventions

Host Michael Krychman, MD

Bladder leakage is one of many health-related issues that our female patients deal with. There are newly available treatment options, including non-surgical options, to help remedy the problem. Host Dr. Michael Krychman welcomes Dr. Holly Thacker to decipher the pros and cons of the various options available. Dr. Holly L. Thacker, nationally known for her leadership in women’s health, is the founder of the Cleveland Clinic Women’s Health Fellowship and is currently Professor and Director of the Center for Specialized Women’s Health at Cleveland Clinic and Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She is also author of two books: Women’s Health: Your Body, Your Hormones, Your Choices and Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause.


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.