A podcast where University Health System experts explain healthy living, caring for body and mind using best models of prevention and treatment.
info_outline Breastfeeding and pumping in the workplace 03/04/2020
Breastfeeding and pumping in the workplace When a breastfeeding mom goes back to work, it helps to have a plan. Lactation consultant Kate McLachlan explains a mother’s rights under federal law, which employers must accommodate pumping breast milk and how to check out which ones step up (check TexasMotherFriendly.org). Kate also walks us through questions about nipple confusion, bottles and pacifiers, storage and transportation, and how skin-to-skin contact during feeding can help daddies, too.
info_outline Pumping Breast Milk Tips 02/20/2020
Pumping Breast Milk Tips Lactation consultant Kate McLachlan walks us through questions of breast pump options, managing leaks, encouraging milk supply, mimicking the breastfeeding cycle and remembering that skin-to-skin contact counts more than counting ounces when you feed your baby.
info_outline Grownups, your body is changing: meds can interfere with sex 12/23/2019
Grownups, your body is changing: meds can interfere with sex A lot of medications can interfere with sexual function – meds for pain, for high blood pressure, for insomnia – the list is long. Dr. Carolyn Eaton sorts through the list and alternatives.
info_outline Breastfeeding Lifehacks 12/04/2019
Breastfeeding Lifehacks Encouraging immediate skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn is just one way we can help newborns latch on and new moms create a strong milk supply. Lactation consultant Kate McLachlan talks about delayed umbilical cord clamping, bedside bathing and other hospital practices that allow the amazing process of babies’ entry into the world to unfold naturally. She talks about how this supports baby’s physiology, and offers solutions to C-section challenges.
info_outline The HPV vaccine: the results are in and the shots win 09/11/2019
The HPV vaccine: the results are in and the shots win What if you could give your child a shot that protects them from cancer? The HPV vaccine has been available more than a decade, and the data is in: where it’s used, it’s saving lives. But where it’s not (including Texas and Bexar County in particular) the numbers aren’t good. Dr. Rob Sanders discusses the myths and facts about the HPV vaccine.
info_outline Managing pediatric asthma with fewer ER visits 08/07/2019
Managing pediatric asthma with fewer ER visits Asthma attacks can be scary, but Dr. Sanders explains how to manage childhood asthma by understanding triggers (allergens, mold, pet dander, and cigarette smoke), staying on track with medications, using inhalers and spacers, and working out an action plan with your doctor.
info_outline When to take your kids to the doc: fevers 06/18/2019
When to take your kids to the doc: fevers When kids get fevers, parents get scared. Pediatrician Dr. Rob Sanders has seen more than a few of these cases in his urgent care clinic, and he breaks down the difference between who should see a doctor, and who should be just fine with rest and chicken soup.
info_outline Grownups, your body is changing: erectile dysfunction 03/11/2019
Grownups, your body is changing: erectile dysfunction Erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual health issue male patients mention to Dr. Carolyn Eaton, a family medicine doctor. Many issues can contribute to ED, including high cholesterol. Good circulation and heart health is always a plus – testosterone supplements, not necessarily.
info_outline Grownups, your body is changing: vaginal lubricants 03/11/2019
Grownups, your body is changing: vaginal lubricants Lubricants are helpful, but which to choose? Dr. Carolyn Eaton, a family medicine doctor, describes the options and how the right pH and osmolality make all the difference in a quality vaginal lubricant (hint: keep the edibles outside).
info_outline Grownups, your body is changing: vaginal dryness 03/11/2019
Grownups, your body is changing: vaginal dryness Even before menopause women can have problems with vaginal dryness. Some issues, like common medicines, are easily managed, others call for more treatment. Dr. Carolyn Eaton, a family medicine doctor, talks about how to keep the vagina a healthy, happy place (hint: don’t douche).
info_outline Grownups, your body is changing: the overview 03/11/2019
Grownups, your body is changing: the overview Dr. Carolyn Eaton, a family medicine doctor, talks “adult sex ed” – how a healthy sex life is part of a healthy adulthood, and the most common sexual health questions she gets from her patients in their 40s, 50s, 60s and up