Wednesday, 18 April 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
One person dies by suicide in the United States on average every twelve minutes. The CDC estimates that 44,965 Americans died by suicide in 2016.  Suicide is the number one cause of death in 15-24 year olds and in 25-34 year olds after “unintentional accidents” some of which we know are actually suicides; 51% are
Friday, 13 April 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Paul A. Offit, MD, is Director of the Vaccine Education Center and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Offit is an internationally recognized expert in the
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Ms. Cargill, with the occasional assistance of her therapy dog, Jimmy, oversees the general health needs of residents at the Mountain Valley Treatment Center.  Licensed with the State of New Hampshire, Ms. Cargill earned both her BS and MS in Nursing from Columbia University’s School of Nursing and her MS (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) from State University
Thursday, 29 March 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Dr. Monk Bodenstab graduated from West Virginia University with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and then completed 2 years of post-graduate pediatric specialty residency training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she has been for the past 11 years as the clinical pharmacist for the 98 bed Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit. Her research interests
Thursday, 22 March 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Kim Zuber, PA-C retired after 30 years of PA practice and now spends her time teaching ’all things kidney.’ She graduated from UCSD with a bachelor’s in molecular biology and chemistry, picked up a teaching credential at San Diego State University and taught high school for many years. Deciding that medicine had to be easier
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
One of the most anticipated topics at our Contraceptive Technology 2018 conference has been Pregnancy Prevention and Family Building for Transgender and Gender Expansive Persons. Professional societies have outlined standards of care for transgender individuals that support increased access to gender-affirming HT. But as more transgender patients are accessing necessary interventions — and gender transitions
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Christine Kessler is an award-winning nurse practitioner, national/international speaker, author, researcher and consultant. After 15 years as the senior Endocrinology NP at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and Outpatient Clinics, she recently founded Metabolic Medicine Associates in King George, Virginia, providing diabetes and weight loss management, as well as general endocrine services to an underserved population.
Friday, 16 February 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Dr. Robert Hatcher is Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Emory University School of Medicine and serves as lead author for Contraceptive Technology, now in its 20th edition. He has provided expert and compassionate clinical care for thousands of patients and has helped educate generations of women’s health and family planning clinicians. For
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Patty Cason is a family nurse practitioner. She has practiced for 35 years in a wide variety of clinical settings and is an Assistant Clinical Professor and guest lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing. Patty is contracted with numerous governmental and training agencies. Patty developed the “PATH” questions: A Primer to Help Guide Reproductive Goals
Thursday, 08 February 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Michael Policar, MD, MPH, currently serves as a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He retired from practice in September, 2017, after a 34 year career as a clinician educator of ObGyn and primary care residents at the San Francisco General Hospital.