Healthy Conversations that Matter: Webcasts

Join us from 7 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month for a live discussion, including Q&A moderated by Kelly Geer Ripken, A Woman’s Journey’s national chair. Register for one or more of these complimentary webcasts below, and visit the on-demand library for past conversations.

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Upcoming Webcasts

Managing Your Microbiome: How It May Help Your Health

December 12, 2023

Learn from infectious disease and cancer researcher Cynthia Sears what the microbiome is and what changes it, and learn about the emerging discoveries on its broad impact on health and disease. Sears will discuss her research on ‘“driver bacteria” and early approaches to using the microbiome as a modifiable tool to improve colon cancer detection and patient responses to cancer immunotherapy.

Cynthia L Sears, M.D.

  • Bloomberg-Kimmel Professorship of Cancer Immunotherapy

Expertise: Diarrheal Disease, Infectious Disease, Infectious Diseases

Strategy to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

January 9, 2024

Ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate, and its cause and prevention strategies are being researched. Gynecologic oncology surgeon Rebecca Stone will address the role of the fallopian tube in a new prevention strategy.

Rebecca Lynn Stone, M.D., M.S.

  • Director, The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service
  • Director, Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program
  • Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Fertility Preservation and Innovation Center

Expertise: Cervical Cancer, Cytoreductive Surgery, Fertility Sparing Surgery, Gynecologic Cancers, Gynecologic Oncology

Surprising Tips to Reduce Heart Disease

February 13, 2024

The American Heart Association says cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiologist Sabra Lewsey outlines the role of genetics and our environment in heart disease and shares surprising tips to reduce heart disease.

Sabra Chrystina Lewsey, M.D., M.P.H.

Expertise: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Heart Failure

Walking on Pins and Needles

March 12, 2024

More than 20 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy that can be caused by diabetes, chemotherapy and other health conditions, and can result in motor, sensory and autonomic nerve damage. Neuromuscular expert Ahmet Hoke defines peripheral neuropathy and discusses ways to diagnose and treat it.

Ahmet Hoke, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Director, Neuromuscular Division
  • Director, Neuromuscular Pathology Laboratory

Expertise: Neurology, Neuropathies

Time to Play — Shoulder

April 9, 2024

With spring comes outside sports — from pickle ball to golf, from tennis to lacrosse — that rely on use of the shoulders. Join orthopaedic surgeon Edward McFarland as he describes the causes of shoulder injuries and what we can do about them.

Edward George McFarland, M.D.

  • Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Director, Division of Shoulder Surgery

Expertise: Arthritis of the Shoulder, Elbow Injuries, Elbow UCL Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Regret (You Won’t Regret Watching!)

May 14, 2024

Regret is a powerful emotion. Psychiatrist Karen Swartz delves into this emotion, its effect on us and what we can do to deal with the negative impact it may have on our lives.

Karen Lee Swartz, M.D.

Expertise: Adult Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Depression, Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders in Pregnancy and Post-Partum

June 11, 2024

Hormone changes during pregnancy can profoundly affect the mother’s mood, including long after delivery. Learn about the causes of post-partum depression from psychiatrist Lindsay Standeven, who is the clinical and education director for the Johns Hopkins Reproductive Mental Health Center.

Lindsay R Standeven, M.D.

  • Clinical and Education Director of Johns Hopkins Reproductive Mental Health Center

Expertise: Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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