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Menopause Videos from NAMS

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) presents its comprehensive video series for clinicians about important midlife health topics. All of the interviews in the series are hosted by NAMS Board of Trustees Member and 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.

The Timing Hypothesis

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 starting women on hormone therapy at the beginning of the menopause transition, along with the cardiovascular health advantages.   

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Contraception in Perimenopause

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 appropriate type of contraceptive for women, including those at risk.

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Common Cognitive Complaints

Dr Victor Henderson

Past President, The North American Menopause Society Professor, Health Research and Policy and Neurology and Neurological Sciences Stanford University Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Stanford, CA

Dr Hendersen explains cognitive complaints as it relates to ageing and a decline in oestrogen as well as the cardiovascular connection. He also provides advice for when advanced cognitive testing is required.

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Hormone Therapy and Cognition

Prof Pauline Maki

Past President of NAMS, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of Women’s Mental Health Research, and Research Director at UIC Center for Research in Women and Gender at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Prof Maki discusses the hormone therapy timing hypothesis and cognition, the relationship between cognition and cardiovascular protection, and the latest cognition trials and studies.

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Hormone therapy for women aged 65 years and older

Dr Cynthia Stuenkel

Past President of NAMS, an internist, endocrinologist, and reproductive endocrinologist at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr Stuenkel discusses the safety and risk for hormone therapy in women aged 65 years and older.

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Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Bleeding

Dr. Steven Goldstein

Past President of NAMS, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Bone Densitometry and Body Composition unit at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr Goldstein discusses discusses vaginal ultrasound for postmenopause bleeding and when clinicians should refer women for ultrasound.

 

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A Clinician's Guide to Bone Drug Holidays

Dr Michael McClung

NAMS Board Member and Founding Director of the Oregon Osteoporosis Center in Portland, Oregon.

Dr McClung discusses the right timing for drug holidays from bisphosphonates for women at low risk and as well as follow-up procedures. He discusses those who should not consider a drug holiday. 

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Sleep disorders in midlife women

Dr Hadine Joffe

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Psycho-Oncology Research, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Director of Research Development, Psychiatry, Brigham And Women's Hospital
  • Director, Women's Hormone and Aging Research Program, Psychiatry, Brigham And Women's Hospital
  • Director, Division of Women's Mental Health , Psychiatry, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Dr Joffe discusses how to diagnose and treat common sleep disorders in midlife women.

 

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Tips for Taking a Sexual History

D. Sheryl Kingsberg

Chief, Division of Behavioral and Professor in the departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and President-Elect of NAMS.

Dr Kingsberg discusses the importance of and simple tips for taking a woman's sexual history.

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Assessment and Treatment Options for Cognitive Issues

Dr Pauline Maki

The North American Menopause Society President, Dr Maria Shapiro, interviews Dr Pauline Maki, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at The University of Illinois at Chicago, about ageing and memory loss.

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