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Insights That Matter: Podcasts

A monthly podcast about women's health group of women of different ethnicities

Listen at your leisure to A Woman’s Journey – ‘Insights that Matter’. A new podcast, moderated by Lillie Shockney, is posted the first Thursday of each month. These topics and a library of past podcasts can be found at or your preferred listening platform.

July – IBD
August – Lessons Learned From COVID and Future Implications
September – Music as Medicine
October – When Alcohol Becomes the Problem

November – Transgender Health
December – Relieving Sciatica/Nerve Pain
January – Psoriasis Diet: Foods to Eat and Avoid If You Have Psoriasis
February – Leaky Hearts

March – Painful Intercourse
April – Want Probiotics? Try These...
May – Your Eyes As Diagnostic Tool
June – Benefits of High-Intensity Exercise on the Heart

Combating the U.S. Blood Shortage

Steven Frank, M.D.

June 1, 2022
Steven Frank, M.D.

This month, moderator Lillie Shockney is joined by Dr. Steven Frank, professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Frank serves as medical director for the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program. He is also director of the Interdisciplinary Blood Management Program and of Perioperative Blood Management Services at Johns Hopkins for a discussion on the U.S. Blood Shortage and the role of Bloodless Medicine in combating this shortage.

The Aging Eye

Sharon Solomon, M.D.

May 2, 2022
Sharon Solomon, M.D.

In this episode, moderator Lillie Shockney is joined by ophthalmologist Sharon Solomon, M.D., the Katharine M. Graham Professor of Ophthalmology to discuss common issues from dry eye to macular degeneration, which can develop in the eye as we age.

Autoimmune Disorders in Women

Julie Paik, M.D., M.H.S.

April 1, 2022
Julie Paik, M.D., M.H.S.

With over 100 autoimmune disease affecting 23.5 million Americans and nearly 80% of those being women, moderator Lillie Shockney is joined by Dr. Julie Paik, assistant professor of medicine and the director of Clinical Trials at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center to discuss autoimmune diseases in women.

Natural Light and Skin Aging

Anna Chien, M.D.

March 1, 2022
Anna Chien, M.D.

Moderator Lillie Shockney is joined by dermatologist Anna Chien, M.D., an associate professor of dermatology and the medical director of Johns Hopkins Dermatology at Howard County to talk about the different types of light we come in contact with on a daily basis, skin aging and photoprotection.

Stress Cardiomyopathy: Stress Affecting the Heart

Ilan Shor Wittstein, M.D.

February 1, 2022
Ilan Shor Wittstein, M.D.

Moderator Lillie Shockney is joined by cardiologist Dr. Ilan Wittstein, the foremost expert in “broken heart syndrome,” also known as stress cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Dr. Wittstein and Professor Shockney talk about exactly what stress cardiomyopathy or broken heart syndrome is, its symptoms and how it differs from other heart issues.

Hernias: Types and Treatments

Gina Adrales, M.D., M.P.H.

January 3, 2022
Gina Adrales, M.D., M.P.H.

In this episode, moderator Lillie Shockney is joined by Dr. Gina Adrales, an associate professor of surgery and the director of the division of minimally invasive surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Adrales and Professor Shockney talk about various types of hernias and minimally invasive surgical options available to treat the hernias.

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