Join us the second Tuesday of each month for a live discussion and Q&A moderated by Kelly Geer Ripken. Register for one or more of these complimentary webcasts below, and visit the on-demand library for past conversations.
New Findings from the American Heart Association
January 12, 2021
Preventive cardiologist and women’s heart health expert Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S., reviews new findings released at the most recent annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
New Treatments to Improve Mental Health
February 9, 2021
For some people who suffer with severe treatment-resistant depression, there’s good news. Esketamine is a groundbreaking therapy that may provide relief from major depression within hours. Psychiatrist Erica Richards describes who is a candidate for esketamine, which is derived from an anesthetic called ketamine, and how it works. Psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths focuses on psilocybin research and risk factors of the drug.
Chair and Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Sibley Memorial Hospital Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Oliver Lee McCabe, III Professor in the Neuropsychopharmacology of Consciousness Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
March 9, 2021
Did you know that women are more likely than men to have the two common forms of arthritis? Rheumatologist Dana DiRenzo, M.D., M.H.S., reviews the various types of arthritis, how arthritis can be diagnosed, its symptoms and risk factors, and what can be done to minimize and treat the pain.
April 13, 2021
High blood pressure can be life threatening, and it is ubiquitous in the U.S., affecting 108 million American adults. The American Heart Association estimates that among African Americans, high blood pressure often develops early in life, and that more than 40% of non-Hispanic African American men and women have high blood pressure. Cardiovascular nurse epidemiologist Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Ph.D., M.H.S., talks about the causes of hypertension in various populations, new guidelines and how to get your blood pressure under control.
Reducing Your Risks of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer
May 11, 2021
Join internist Selvi Rajagopal, M.D., M.P.H., as she discusses ways to implement a holistic approach to achieve health goals through sustainable weight loss and weight maintenance, and with key elements of nutrition, exercise, mental health and medication management.
Sunshine on a Rainy Day — Avoiding Melanoma
June 8, 2021
The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States in 2020, more than 100,000 new melanomas will be diagnosed and approximately 6,850 people will die of the disease. Before hitting the beach to celebrate summer, listen as oncologist William Sharfman, M.D., reviews the risks, signs and symptoms of melanoma. Sharfman also discusses melanoma research and treatment protocols, as well as novel therapies for high risk patients with advanced melanoma.