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Menopause Videos for Women from NAMS

The North American Menopause Society NAMS) presents its comprehensive video series for women on important midlife health topics. All of the interviews in the series are hosted by NAMS Board of Trustees Member and Past-President Dr Marla Shapiro, a Canadian physician who led this exciting initiative. Dr Shapiro is also the medical consultant for CTV News and on-air medical contributor to Canada AM.

Note: The Australasian Menopause Society does not necessarily endorse the medical and scientific information provided in these videos.  As the medical and scientific information provided here might not be relevant to a particular person's circumstances and you should always discuss your health with your own healthcare provider.

Risks and Benefits of Long-Term Hormone Therapy

James H Liu, MD, NCMP

2018-2019 NAMS President
Arthur H Bill Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University Hospitals/MacDonald Women’s Hospital
Department of Reproductive Biology
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Dr James Liu discusses the risks and benefits of long-term therapy use.

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What Women Need to Know About Stress

Dr Rebecca Thurston

Director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory and Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr Rebecca Thurston discusses how stress effects overall health.

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Nonhormone Prescription Options for Hot Flushes

James A Simon, MD, CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG

Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Dr Simon explains the efficacy of nonhormone options for hot flushes.

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The Truth About Nonpharmacologic Options for Hot Flashes

Dr Risa Kagan MD, FACOG, CCD, NCMP

Clinical Professor Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences University of California, San Francisco East Bay Physicians Medical Group Berkeley, California.

Dr Kagan explains the facts and fiction of nonpharmacologic options for hot flashes. 


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Tailoring Estrogen Therapy for Maximum Cardiovascular Health

Dr Cynthia Stuenkel

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego.

Dr Stuenkel explains the importance of individualizing hormone therapy during a woman’s life stages. 

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Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Health

Dr Howard Hodis

Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Director of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Dr Hodis addresses gender differences and primary prevention for cardiovascular disease in midlife women. He also explains the new class of LDL-lowering drugs available and how they differ from statins. 

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Bone Health

Dr Felicia Cosman

Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.

Dr Cosman discusses treatment options for women with low bone density and women at high risk. In addition, she discusses what lifestyle changes are needed after diagnosis and explains osteoporosis drug classes and the importance of fall prevention. 

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Moisturizers, Lubricants, and Prasterone

Dr Nick Panay, MSc, MBBS, FRCOG, MFSHR

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Director, West London Menopause and PMS Center Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Westminster Hospitals General Secretary-Elect of the International Menopause Society

Dr Panay discusses the importance of talking about painful intercourse with your clinician. Dr. Panay explains various treatment options, including the difference between moisturizers and lubricants, and how FDA-approved nonestrogen prasterone may help if over-the-counter remedies do not.

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The Timing of Starting Hormone Therapy

Dr Peter Schnatz

Past President of NAMS and Associate Chairman and Residency Program Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Dr Schnatz discusses the benefits of beginning hormone therapy sooner rather than later, along with the cardiovascular health advantages.

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Options for midlife contraception

Dr Andrew Kaunitz

Dr Kaunitz is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Jacksonville, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health Shands Hospital.

Dr Kaunitz discusses the advantages for women taking oral contraceptives and alternative options for women at high risk.

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