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.
An infectious disease expert sets the record straight when it comes to common flu myths.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses how women can treat and prevent urinary incontinence.
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.
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.
Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses the pros and cons of testosterone prescriptions for women with low sex drive and trouble climaxing.