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.
Surviving/Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
October 12, 2021
Advances in medical science and treatment are enabling many women to thrive despite a diagnosis of breast cancer. For many, this feared disease is treated as a chronic illness. Join medical oncologist Karen Smith, M.D., and former administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and two-time breast cancer survivor Lillie Shockney, M.A.S., as they discuss new treatment and management strategies, including medications that improve both the quality and length of life for patients with breast cancer.
November 9, 2021
We take our hands for granted. What happens when they no longer provide us with the same dexterity, and even cause daily pain? Orthopaedic surgeon Dawn LaPorte, M.D., reviews causes of numerous conditions such as arthritis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, and treatment options including surgical and nonsurgical procedures to relieve pain and regain maximum use of our hands.
Warning Signs for Pancreatic Cancer
December 14, 2021
Researchers have found that pancreatic cysts can be precursors to pancreatic cancer. Gastroenterologist Anne Marie Lennon, Ph.D., underscores why this is so important, reveals how pancreatic cysts can evolve into cancer and discusses research conducted at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
HPV Cancers and Vaccines
January 11, 2022
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections can lead to development of various cancers, including ovarian and cervical cancer as well as oral cancers. Learn about development of oropharyngeal cancers — the most common HPV-related cancer in the United States — from head and neck oncologist Carole Fakhry, M.D., M.P.H. Also, gynecologist and pathologist Cornelia Trimble, M.D., will talk about new guidelines for the HPV vaccine, which is effective in preventing the deveopment of cancers among women of all ages.
Gender Differences in Heart Surgery
February 8, 2022
Heart disease remains the #1 killer of women in the U.S. Symptoms of heart disease can differ between men and women. But did you know there are also gender differences regarding heart surgery? Jennifer Lawton, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine, explores these gender differences and what women can do to help ensure better surgical outcomes.
March 8, 2022
Endometriosis, a disease in which tissue of the uterus is on the outside of the uterus and in other parts of the body, can be a source of severe pain and infertility. Endometriosis is caused by a hormonal immune system that may also contribute to many other conditions including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches, allergies, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disorders and heart disease. Gynecologist Karen Wang, M.D., discusses the complexity of diagnosis and treatment of the condition.
What to Know About Diabetes
April 12, 2022
Endocrinologist Thomas Donner, M.D., who is the director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center, discusses revised guidelines defining type 2 diabetes, as well as new medications and devices to help manage glucose levels. Also, learn about research on late onset of type 1 diabetes, and the relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer as well as other diseases.
Bone Up: Osteoporosis
May 10, 2022
Eight million U.S. women have osteoporosis, 50% of women will have a fracture in their lifetime and 25% of women will die in the first year following hip fracture. Menopause is a time when women’s bodies change significantly, with associated losses in bone strength and an increased risk of osteoporosis. Endocrinologist and metabolic bone specialist, Kendall F. Moseley, M.D., provides an enlightened discussion on osteoporosis risk factors, as well as the diagnosis and management of bone loss to prevent fracture.