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.

Foods That Reduce Stress

Many healthy foods offer a subtle side-effect - they help relieve stress. Carolyn Snyder is a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic. A German study found vitamin C can help reduce stress and return blood pressure to normal levels, so foods like oranges are stress busters. Avocados are packed with potassium, which helps lower blood pressure, and pistachios and walnuts can have the same effect. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, help keep stress hormones at bay as well. And Snyder says to try some Thanksgiving dinner if you're feeling stressed. The tryptophan in the turkey is soothing, and sweet potatoes offer benefits too.


After-School Snacks

After school is a time when many kids go looking in the cupboards for snacks. And nutrition experts say parents need to plan to have healthy and appealing snacks ready for their kids to eat, rather than junk food.


Grandparents and Child Safety

Statistics show the number of grandparent caregivers is increasing. Grandparents provide a wealth of parenting knowledge, but recent research shows they may not known updated child safety standards.


HPV Vaccine for Your Daughter

Find out why you should get the HPV vaccine for your daughter.


Yoga for a Sore Back

Use yoga exercises for back pain relief. Certified yoga therapist Judi Bar, from the Cleveland Clinic, demonstrates four yoga positions that help treat a sore back.


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.