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.

Fibromyalgia: 3 Ways to Improve Symptoms

The combination of exercise, behavioral therapy and medication helps many fibromyalgia patients. Aerobic exercise, coping strategies and medications for sleep problems and specifically for fibromyalgia bring relief.


Potty Training: Are there any reasons not to potty train a two year old?

There are occasionally times when potty training is just not appropriate. If the family is going through a major change like a move, divorce or a sibling leaving the household, it's best to let things settle first before adding the stress of potty training. It's also best not to start potty training if a new baby is on the way. Some kids are very sensitive and won't train well if there is a small change.


What is LDL?

It's the bad guy. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is responsible for increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. That's why it's a main target for treatment. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Michael Rocco explains more in this whiteboard session.


Age, Eggs and Fertility

Dr. Cynthia Austin, MD, of Cleveland Clinic talks fertility and the effect age has on a woman's ability to become pregnant.


Protecting Your Child With the Meningitis Vaccine

Find out why your adolescent should receive the meningococcal vaccine.


When to Visit Your Doctor for Yeast Infection

When you suffer from vaginal itching, you want relief fast. Many women assume they have a yeast infection and self-treat with over-the-counter medications. But with so many options at your local drug store, how do you pick the right one? And what if yeast isn't causing your symptoms?


A Warning About Omega-3 Supplements

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements is good for your heart. But a new study finds taking these supplements may be more useful as a preventive measure.


Estrogen Therapy Benefits Women

The latest Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study shows that women who have had a hysterectomy can benefit from taking estrogen therapy. Speaking of Women's Health Executive Director Dr. Holly L. Thacker discusses how the study's findings can improve the quality and longevity of women's lives.


Aging Parents

Holly L. Thacker, M.D. shares tips for women who are caring for their elderly parents.


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.