Posts Tagged: Women’s Health

MD for Moms Radio | Dr. David Younger | Lyme, PANDAS & more | March 22nd 2017

Photo attribution: Every Wednesday 1pm (ET) on The BBM Global Network and TuneIn Radio. This week on MD for Moms, I'll be interviewing  Neurologist Dr. David Younger about disorders triggered by infection and autoimmunity that can impact the children's nervous systems. Examples include Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS). Everyone has likely heard of Lyme Disease, but did you know that it can affect the brain? This is one of several causes of PANS. Symptoms can be vague, so it is often misdiagnosed. Have you ever heard of PANDAS? It isn't referring to the cute bears in the zoo! PANDAS is a syndrome resulting from strep throat. Children wake up one morning with new tics, or psychiatric symptoms like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Behavior often changes drastically and children can have significant issues in school and at home. Scary! Dr. Younger will share how these infections impact the body, common symptoms and treatment options. Dr. Younger will share a balanced review and will explain some of the medical controversies surrounding these illnesses.

Have questions about Lyme Disease, PANS or PANDAS? Ask Dr. David Younger LIVE on air: 855-856-1380

Learn more about my guest, Dr. David Younger: Dr. Younger completed a three-year medicine residency before completing his training in neurology, followed by three years of fellowship before joining Columbia’s faculty as Assistant Professor. He was recruited to three Manhattan hospitals where he served as Chief of Neuromuscular Diseases for over almost two decades, already an established editor and author of several textbooks and over 200 research articles. Almost 35 years after graduating from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Younger, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, completed a Master of Science degree in epidemiology, and a Master of Public Health degree at NYU, writing his thesis on PANDAS.  His research recognized the beneficial effect of immune modulatory therapy in PANDAS, employing intravenous immune globulin. It was not until he returned to postgraduate training in public health that he discovered that he had an interest and talent in epidemiology research. Recognizing that there are many disorders that impact children that do not neatly fit into the designation of neurologic or psychiatric, Dr. Younger has paved the way for a doctorate degree in public health this fall to contribute to the emerging field of childhood inflammatory brain diseases.">Neurologist Dr. David Younger discusses Lyme Disease, PANDAS and more on MD for Moms - Wed 1pm est 855-856-1380 with host Dr. Carly Snyder. Listen live on TuneIn radio and the BBM Global Network or anytime via BBMglobalnetwork.com/md-for-moms

Neurologist Dr. David Younger discusses Lyme Disease, PANDAS and more on MD for Moms – Wed 1pm est 855-856-1380 with host Dr. Carly Snyder. Listen live on TuneIn radio and the BBM Global Network or anytime via BBMglobalnetwork.com/md-for-moms

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MD for Moms Radio | MDOC: Dr. Valerie Gafori | V-literate | March 15th 2017

Photo attribution: Every Wednesday 1pm (ET) on The BBM Global Network and TuneIn Radio. This week on MD for Moms, I'll be interviewing  OB/GYN Dr. Valerie Gafori about all things pregnancy and vagina related. Women tend to be shy about discussing what occurs between our legs. Why are we so often uncomfortable discussing symptoms that so many of us share? Times may be slowly changing, (ahem, anyone see those billboards for undies if you pee when you cough or laugh?), yet we still remain pretty prudish. This is often to our detriment because the more we know of vaginal health, the calmer we can be about normal things and the faster we can get help for the abnormal. Similarly, during pregnancy women often don't ask the question 'why'. Why do I need this test? Why another ultrasound or blood draw? Many keep quiet because of a misguided thought they should know and will look silly asking. Enter Dr. Gafori, who will explain all different symptoms women commonly and not-so-commonly experience, the reasons for tests in pregnancy, and so much more.

Have questions about your baby bump or about the land down under? Ask Dr. Valerie Gafori LIVE on air: 855-856-1380

Learn more about my guest, Dr. Valerie Gafori Dr. Gafori received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from MIT in 1993, a master’s degree in Biology from Stanford University in California in 1995, and her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: NJ Medical School in 1999. She went on to pursue her post-graduate training at George Washington University in Washington DC graduating in 2003. She enjoyed private practice at Northern Virginia Gynecologists for one year specializing in general gynecology and obstetrics, before relocating to San Diego and accepting a position at Infertility, Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group. Dr. Gafori is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Her practice at IGO encompasses the full breadth of women’s health, with interest in both general obstetrics including high risk care, and gynecology, particularly laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Gafori is fluent in Spanish and Farsi and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Infertility, Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group  ">OB/GYN Dr. Valerie Gafori is answering your questions on MD for Moms - Wed 1pm est 855-856-1380 -Part of the MDOC series with host Dr. Carly Snyder. Listen live on TuneIn radio and the BBM Global Network or anytime via BBMglobalnetwork.com/md-for-moms

OB/GYN Dr. Valerie Gafori is answering your questions on MD for Moms – Wed 1pm est 855-856-1380 -Part of the MDOC series with host Dr. Carly Snyder. Listen live on TuneIn radio and the BBM Global Network or anytime via BBMglobalnetwork.com/md-for-moms

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