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Beyond the Paper Gown
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Beyond the Paper Gown, hosted by Mitzi Krockover, MD, aims to inspire, empower, and inform women with the latest information about their health and healthcare choices. Join us in each episode to take a look “beyond the health care system” as we talk to clinicians, scientists, advocates policymakers, and innovators. We explore the science, politics, and culture of women’s health, discuss how we can advocate for ourselves, and discover strategies to stay healthy and well. Beyond the Paper Gown helps women take charge of their health care and make informed decisions about their lives and their bodies.

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This is What I Eat: Exploring the Joy of Healthy Eating with Aliza Sokolow

Guest(s):

Aliza J. Sokolow

Join Dr. Mitzi Krockover on this engaging episode of "Beyond the Paper Gown" as we meet Aliza Sokolow, a talented chef, food stylist, photographer, and author of the children's book "This Is What I Eat." Aliza shares her journey from her architectural background to her passion for making fruits and vegetables fun and appealing for both kids and adults. She discusses her work with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and various community programs, highlighting how they are improving food education and access. Whether you're a parent, a food enthusiast, or just looking to enhance your meals, this episode offers practical tips and inspiration for enjoying healthy cuisine. Tune in to explore how simple it can be to create a nutritious and visually appealing plate. Don't miss this insightful discussion! Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health. SHOW NOTES: This is What I Eat https://www.sokolowphoto.com/

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Diverse Voices, Better Choices: Representation And Its Impact On Health

Guest(s):

Jayne Morgan, MD

Join us on this compelling episode of "Beyond the Paper Gown" with host Dr. Mitzi Krockover, as we welcome the trailblazing Dr. Jayne Morgan, a distinguished cardiologist and Executive Director of Health and Community Education at Piedmont Healthcare. Dr. Morgan, leveraging her profound experience as a Black female physician, explores the systemic issues affecting women's healthcare, particularly in underrepresented communities. She discusses the critical need for diversity in medical research and training, and the impact of biases in AI and healthcare delivery. Discover how changing medical education and embracing inclusive research can lead to better health outcomes for all. Don't miss Dr. Morgan's powerful insights on transforming healthcare—tune in now to learn how we can all contribute to a more equitable health system. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown to join our community and to learn more about achieving your optimal health.

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The Truth About Heart Disease in Women

Guest(s):

Suzanne Steinbuam, MD

In this important episode, host Dr. Mitzi Krockover is joined by Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a leader in preventive cardiology and a strong supporter of women's heart health. They discuss the often overlooked issue of heart disease in women, which is the number one cause of death for women in the United States. Heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined, yet it remains underestimated and misunderstood, particularly in its impact on women. This episode explores why heart disease is so deadly for women, how their symptoms differ from men, and why their treatment often falls short. Dr. Steinbaum also provides invaluable insights into how simple lifestyle changes can prevent up to 80% of heart cases. Women often face misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis because their risk of heart disease goes unrecognized. Our conversation delves into the challenges women encounter when seeking healthcare, underscoring the importance of education and self-advocacy. Whether you're a healthcare professional, a woman concerned about heart health, or just someone interested in learning more about this critical topic, this episode is a must-listen. Remember, knowledge is power — tune in to empower yourself with life-saving information and take charge of your heart health. Call to Action: Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review "Beyond the Paper Gown" on your favorite podcast platform. Visit Beyond the Paper Gown for more resources and join our community forum to share your thoughts and experiences about heart health.

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The Future of Women's Health: Exploring Oova's Hormone Monitoring Technology

Guest(s):

Amy Divaraniya, Ph. D

In this episode of Beyond the Paper Gown, host Dr. Mitzi Krockover explores the groundbreaking innovations in women’s health with Amy Divaraniya, PhD, Founder & CEO, Oova. Dr. Divaraniya’s journey from data science to women’s health advocacy led her to create Oova, a platform empowering women with personalized data about their bodies through hormone monitoring. Oova’s AI-powered tests provide valuable insights into fertility, perimenopause, and hormone fluctuations, challenging the one-size-fits-all approach to women’s health. Join the conversation to discover how Oova offers personalized solutions and empowering women to advocate for their health with confidence.

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Cannabis and Women's Health - What Should You Know?

Guest(s):

Genester Wilson-King, MD, FACOG & Lanna Last

Tune in to the latest episode of Beyond the Paper Gown featuring Genester Wilson-King, MD FACOG, a board certified ob/gyn, cannabis expert and medical advisor to AIMA, and Lanna Last, Founder and CEO of AIMA, a company creating cannabis-based therapeutics for pelvic pain as well as symptoms of menopause. Together they share insights into the therapeutic potential of cannabis, dispelling myths and highlighting its use for women’s health and delve into the “gender pain gap”. Discover their journey, from scientific research to advocacy, as they empower women to take control of their health and well-being. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation on cannabis, women’s health, and the need for more solutions to successfully address pain in women.

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Strong in Midlife: Advocating for Women through Menopause, Bone Health and More

Guest(s):

Claire Gill

In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Claire Gill, the founder of the National Menopause Foundation and CEO of the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation, to demystify menopause and bone health. Claire breaks down complex topics into understandable insights, discussing how women can navigate menopause in the workplace, effectively communicate with their doctors, and choose the right menopause products. She emphasizes the importance of early education on bone health to prevent osteoporosis and shares practical advice for women of all ages on maintaining strong bones. This episode is a treasure trove of information and encouragement for women looking to take control of their health and wellness during midlife and beyond, presented in a way that’s easy to grasp and empowering.

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How to Make Connections Through Humor and Storytelling: A Candid Conversation With Steve Lichtenstein and Deena Baikowitz

Guest(s):

Deena Baikowitz, BA, BSW & Steve Lichtenstein

In our latest episode, we bring you a candid conversation with Steve Lichtenstein and Deena Baikowitz, where humor meets heart in a journey through life’s transitions. Join us as they open up about their unconventional paths into filmmaking and comedy, sharing hilarious anecdotes and profound insights along the way. Discover how they’ve turned laughter and storytelling into a powerful tool for advocacy. From practical communication tips on how to communicate effectively with healthcare providers, to the healing power of humor, this episode explores the intersection of health, humor, and humanity, promising laughter, learning, and a fresh perspective on living life to the fullest. Tune in now and let their contagious energy uplift and move you. Steve’s latest project, Never Too Late, is a science fiction short film that addresses themes of AI, climate change, aging, and loneliness. Click to learn more. Click here to get more of Deena ‘Fireball’ Baikowitz

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What You Need to Know About Heart Disease in Women: Part 2

Guest(s):

Rachel M. Bond, MD, FACC

Continue our exploration of women’s heart health on “Beyond the Paper Gown” as Dr. Mitzi Krockover continues her enlightening discussion with Dr. Rachel Bond, an esteemed preventive cardiologist specializing in women’s heart health. Building on the previous episode’s insights, Dr. Bond elaborates on particular cardiac conditions prevalent among women, including diastolic heart failure and irregular heartbeats, specifically atrial fibrillation.She also highlights the heart challenges faced by transgender women and emphasizes the importance of tailored interventions and comprehensive healthcare for everyone. Finally, explore the frontier of innovation with insights into precision medicine and wearable technology. Tune in now to gain valuable information about women’s heart health that everyone needs to know. You can also hear more from Dr. Bond by listening to “What You Need to Know About Heart Disease in Women”.

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What You Need to Know About Heart Disease in Women: Part One

Guest(s):

Rachel M. Bond, MD, FACC

We explore women’s heart health in our latest episode of “Beyond the Paper Gown.” Join Dr. Mitzi Krockover as she interviews Dr. Rachel Bond, a renowned preventive cardiologist who specializes in women’s heart health. Dr. Bond unravels the complexities of ischemic heart disease—the number one killer of women. Discover how symptoms, often subtle yet crucial, differ in women and men, and may delay diagnosis. They also discuss prevention strategies like risk factor management, stress reduction and mental wellness. Dr. Bond also delves into the unique risks of stroke in women, as well as specific risks for communities of color for all vascular disease. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to protect their–or their loved ones– heart health. Tune in now for empowering knowledge and practical advice. Plus, check back next week for the second part of the interview where we delve into other heart conditions experienced by women and Dr. Bond’s advocacy for policy change and cutting-edge innovations in heart health management. Tune in now to safeguard yourself and your loved ones against heart disease!

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Roadmap to Innovation in Aging: The FemAging Project

Guest(s):

Deinse Pines

Join us as Dr. Mitzi Krockover sits down with Denise Pines, award-winning documentary and TV producer, publisher, marketer, medical board member, entrepreneur and wellness advocate. Denise shares her groundbreaking research on aging and women from the women’s point of view. The FemAging Project provides Innovators a roadmap to providing solutions for women during this phase of life. She also created WisePause Wellness and Tea Botanics–ventures that offer not just products, but also support and understanding for women navigating the complexities of perimenopause. Her dedication to inclusivity shines through her efforts to ensure health solutions are accessible to all women, with a keen focus on addressing the unique challenges faced by women of color. This episode is an opportunity to gain insights from Pine’s vast experience and research and to understand the innovative approaches being taken to enhance women’s wellness during a critical stage of life. Whether you’re experiencing these changes yourself or are an entrepreneur curious about what the market needs, this podcast is for you. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that promises to inform, connect, and empower.

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Expert Insights on the Business of Women’s Health

Guest(s):

Brittany Barreto, Ph.D & Rachel Braun Scherl

In this enlightening episode of ‘The Business of Women’s Health,’ host Dr. Mitzi Krockover is joined by Rachel Braun Scherl, Co-founder & Managing Partner, SPARK Solutions for Growth, and Brittany Barreto, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer of FemHealth Insights, Host of FemTech Focus Podcast. The discussion revolves around the impactful world of FEMtech and innovation in women’s health. Throughout the episode, the conversation delves into various aspects of women’s health, ranging from menopause and workplace issues to the evolution of medical devices and the importance of proper female representation in clinical trials. The speakers highlight the challenges and taboos surrounding women’s health and emphasize the need for more inclusive and comprehensive healthcare solutions. This podcast is an invaluable resource for understanding the current landscape and future potential of women’s health and innovation. It provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges, opportunities, and groundbreaking advancements shaping the future of FEM tech and women’s health. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of health, technology, and female empowerment.

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From IVF to Menopause: A New Approach to Hormone Monitoring

Guest(s):

Eliyahu Efrat, Ph.D & Natasha Shtraizent, Ph.D

Join us while Mitzi Krockover, MD, leads a discussion with Eliyahu Efrat, PhD, Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Advisor for Women’s Health company, Aveta.Life, and Natasha Shtraizent, PhD, Co-Founder, Head Product Development at Aveta.Life, on the future of women’s health. Together they highlight the pressing need for research surrounding hormone monitoring, from IVF treatment to menopause, and explore the challenges of developing accurate at-home hormone tests. They discuss their vision of personalized hormone therapy, backed by science and integrated with clinical practice, providing women with more convenience and more appropriate dosing. It’s a peek into the future of hormonal treatment that goes beyond the “one size fits all” approach.

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