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The Impact of Estrogen Loss on Your Health

Wen Shen

October 1, 2019
Wen Shen, M.D., M.P.H.

Lillie Shockney is joined by Johns Hopkins gynecologist Wen Shen, an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and director of the Johns Hopkins Colposcopy Clinic. Discussed is the impact of estrogen loss on your health and how a woman's body changes as our bodies start producing less estrogen and moves closer to menopause.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Vered Stearns, M.D.

October 1, 2019
Vered Stearns, M.D.

About 85% of breast cancer diagnoses occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that can happen as a result of the aging process, rather than inherited mutations. Vered Stearns, MD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Malignancies Program and co-director of the Women’s Wellness and Healthy Aging Program discusses science about breast cancer.

Bladder Cancer Awareness

Jean Hoffman-Censits, M.D.

May 2, 2019
Jean Hoffman-Censits, M.D.

May is Bladder Cancer Month.

Did you know that bladder cancer is one of the most common genitourinary cancers in adults worldwide, and it is the fourth most common cancer in men? Women should be aware that although less common in women, women tend to have a worse prognosis if diagnosed.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates in 2019:

About 80,470 new cases of bladder cancer (about 61,700 in men and 18,770 in women) will be diagnosed and about 17,670 deaths from bladder cancer (about 12,870 in men and 4,800 in women) will occur.

New Findings from the American Heart Association

Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S.

February 1, 2021
Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S.

Heart disease consistently remains the #1 killer of women! Listen to preventive cardiologist and women’s heart health expert Erin Michos review new findings on heart disease released at the most recent annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Sex Through A Woman’s Lifetime

Kate Thomas, PhD

June 1, 2020
Kate Thomas, Ph.D.

A woman's sex drive changes throughout her lifetime. Sex therapist Kate Thomas discusses the various factors that can cause changes in the desire for sexual intimacy and what can be done to address this issue.

Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Anne Marie O'Broin Lennon, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

February 7, 2019
Anne-Marie Lennon, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

Gastroenterologist and director of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Program at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Anne-Marie Lennon discusses general symptoms that women sometimes ignore that may indicate a potential underlying condition.


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Lindsay Standeven, MD

January 1, 2021
Lindsay Standeven, M.D.

Psychiatrist Dr. Lindsay Standeven discusses the typically signs and symptoms someone might experience with seasonal affective disorder, who is most likely to be affected and why, and how it differs from clinical depression or holiday blues.



Menopause: Beyond Bikini Medicine

Menopause is an inevitable stage in every woman’s life, and with responses ranging from minimal perceived effects through to a whole range of symptoms, it can be tough to navigate alone. In this online webinar, Dr. Wen Shen, co-director of the Women's Wellness & Healthy Aging Program, provides an overview of what to expect before, during, and after menopause, and how certain health conditions can be affected.

The Impact of Hormones on Our Health | A Woman's Journey

Watch gynecologist Wen Shen discuss the impact hormones have on our health.

Estrogen Revisited | A Woman's Journey

Decades following the pivotal National Institute of Health Women's Health Initiative, the hormone estrogen seems to be making a comeback. Gynecologist Wen Shen shares what medicine has learned about estrogen's benefits, including its appropriate uses for diminishing menopause symptoms and for addressing vulvar disorders, bone health, depression and cardiovascular health.

Sexual Health After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis | Survive and Thrive Video Series

The Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program presents 'Sexual Health After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis' as part of the 2021 Survive and Thrive Lunch and Learn Program.

women's mental health webinar

Women's Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Throughout their lifetimes, women will experience changes in their moods as a consequence of aging. From puberty to post-menopause, these physical, emotional, and physical changes can be confusing and concerning.

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