IAWH 30-minute Introduction to Mindfulness with Kay Loughrey of Sweet Life Wellness
IAWH invited Kay Loughrey, RDN, LDN, MPH, of Sweet Life Wellness to introduce and help us explore how to be a more mindful eater. According to the Mayo Clinic "Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment." Mindfulness allows us to manage our eating, reduce stress, and many other health outcomes.
Caregivers: The Support That You Need For The Support That You Give
In the United States, 61% of caregivers are women, 35% are caring for a parent or parent-in-law and that 1 in 6 non-caregivers expect to become caregivers within two years? IAWH's guest speaker is Karen Lindsey Marshall, J.D., Director, Advocacy and Engagement at the National Alliance for Caregiving who speaks about navigating your role as a caregiver. We also welcome two caregivers that share their experiences: Sherelle Carper, and Lisa L. Woods. For more information visit: https://www.iawh.org/video-podcasts
Breast Health: By Any Means Necessary
https://www.iawh.org/video-podcasts The Institute for the Advancement of Women's Health (IAWH) designed Breast Health: By Any Means Necessary to provide comprehensive information to increase a woman's knowledge about breast health & breast cancer, and to respond to the question: What is expected on my breast health journey? The webinar can be used in group sessions that may gather to discuss: healthy habits, the importance of early detection, well-women exams, mammograms, and the family of clinicians that will aid in your care to include: radiology oncologist and nurse oncology navigator. Visit our website for more information and a resource guide www.iawh.org/resources
Loneliness, Isolation, and Women's Health: A Discussion with Dr. Alice T. Chen
Loneliness, Isolation, and Women's Health a Discussion with Dr. Alice Chen. Long before the coronavirus separated people from one another, loneliness was rampant.” "Loneliness is more than a bad feeling. It harms our health, our ability to perform, and our sense of fulfillment... Chronic loneliness is associated with a greater risk of heart disease, dementia, depression, and anxiety." - Alice Chen, M.D., & Vivek Murthy, M.D. #Loneliness #Social #Isolation #Connection #AliceChen #Murthy #VivekMurthy
Women's Cancers in Africa by Dr. Groesbeck Parham (LIVE from Lusaka, Zambia)
Groesbeck Parham, MD joins the Institute for the Advancement of Women’s Health to discuss Women’s Cancers in Africa. Dr. Parham is currently professor of gynecologic oncology in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Zambia. He moved to Lusaka, Zambia in 2005 to help establish the country’s #cervicalcancer #prevention program. Parham would learn that cervical cancer in Africa was not only a medical problem but a disease reflective of the deep state of poverty and powerlessness that the vast majority of women in sub-Saharan Africa negotiate on a daily basis. View the presentation and forward questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Who Faced Trauma: ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and Resiliency
The Institute for the Advancement of Women's Health (IAWH) hosted the discussion, "Resilience: Rebounding from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)", presented by Michelle Hoersch, M.S., on June 20, 2020. From experiences to hope, IAWH explored this topic from the perspective of women’s health. It is important that we pause and say that a women’s adverse childhood experiences do not have to be repeated by children in their care - start by telling your health provider that you want to find a specialist in the area of trauma-informed care”. More on ACEs Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). Several examples of ACEs include experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect, witnessing violence in the home or community, or having a family member attempt or die by suicide. ACEs also include any aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability and bonding such as: • growing up in a household with substance misuse, mental health problems, and instability due to parental separation, or • household members being in jail or prison All are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. This presentation discusses the impact of trauma and violence in living healthy lives, presents the correlation to race gaps in COVID-19 death rates and to the leading causes of death, an in-depth overview of the ACEs epidemic in the United States, and the path toward resiliency that includes the practice of trauma-informed care. Sign up here - https://bit.ly/2YZqZlo - to be the first to learn about how to share your health story, participate in focus groups, small and large discussion groups, symposia, and workshops, and receive news and information about health topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences, Anxiety, Depression, and Panic Disorders, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Overweight/Obesity, HIV/AIDS, Intimate Partner Violence and Trauma, Uterine, Cervical, and Breast Cancers.
What are Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis? Hosts: IAWH; Presented by Dr. Gabrielle Bercy (Ob/Gyn).
Sign up here - https://bit.ly/2YZqZlo - to be the first to learn about how to share your health story, participate in focus groups, small and large discussion groups, symposia and workshops, and receive news and information about health topics such as Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Overweight/Obesity, HIV/AIDS, Intimate Partner Violence and Trauma, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Type-2 Diabetes, Breast and Cervical Cancers, Anxiety, Depression, and Panic Disorders and more.