Women’s Health: A Critical Update Across the Lifespan

8232It seems obvious that men and women are different, biologically. But until the 20th century, serious women’s health research was largely neglected. It wasn’t until 1987 that the National Institutes of Health adopted guidelines to include women in clinical research.

Fortunately, things have changed.

In this new series from UC San Francisco’s Mini Medical School for the Public, you’ll discover the latest information about a woman’s unique health needs presented by UCSF faculty from the Women’s Health Center. Programs cover a wide spectrum of issues over the course of a woman’s life and address both comprehensive and integrative approaches to care.

Watch the following programs online now:

29273Every Patient is an Athlete: Using Exercise as Medicine
Dr. Carlin Senter is a primary care sports medicine doctor whose focus is to help patients of all ages stay active. She explores exercise and the athlete in every woman.

29274What’s New in Management of the Menopause?
Dr. Michael Policar, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF School of Medicine, explores what’s new in the management of menopause. From tips for living with hot flashes to hormone treatment, see what works and what doesn’t.

29275Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention: A Clinician’s Perspective
About one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer. Dr. Mindy Goldman, Director of the Women’s Cancer Care Program at UCSF, specializes in women’s health care and gynecology issues for breast cancer patients and those at risk for cancer. She presents a clinician’s perspective on screening and prevention of this all-too-common disease.

Stay tuned for these programs coming soon:

Outsmarting Stress One Breath at a Time

Breast Cancer in Marin: The Myths, The Facts & The Science

Not All Roads Point to Hysterectomy: Treatment Options for Fibroids

Browse all programs in Women’s Health: A Critical Update Across the Lifespan.