Focus on Women's and Men’s Health
About This Show
There are real differences in men's and women's health concerns. The life expectancy gap is decreasing between men and women, but men still deal with higher rates of cardiovascular disease, prostate and testicular cancers, fluctuating testosterone levels, and fertility issues. Women’s health issues include cancer, reproductive and sexual health issues, osteoporosis prevention and management, nutrition and sports medicine. This series focuses on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of gender-specific health issues.
Most Recent Episode
Implementation of Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit, a System-wide Initiative to Improve Preterm Labor Outcomes
Host: Renée Simone Yolanda Allen, MD, MHSc., FACOG
Guest: Lashea Wattie RNC C-EFM, MSN BSN M. Ed
Preterm birth is a serious problem within the United States, with approximately 12% of all live infant births occurring before term, or 37 weeks’ gestation. Given that preterm births are associated with neonatal and infant mortality, as well as several other long-term complications, it is clear that preterm birth poses a significant healthcare burden. In this special edition of Advances in Women’s Health, host, Dr. Renee Allen interviews Lashea Wattie, a nurse at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta, Georgia, to talk about implementing a system-wide initiative to improve preterm labor outcomes and how her own medical center has adopted and uses the PLAT system to diagnose preterm labor. Click here to learn more about other women's health programs in this special series.