In order to provide answers to your most pressing health care questions, the clinicians at Women & Infants participate in an ongoing series of Q&A-style interviews. These interviews also include links to more detailed information on our site as well as links to external resources.
Women's Cancers and Breast Health
Clinicians from the Program in Women's Oncology and the Breast Health Center answer questions about genetic predisposition for cancer, symptoms of other breast problems, and ways you can adjust your lifestyle to lower your risk. Women's Cancer's and Breast Health
Depression And Pregnancy
Each year, thousands of pregnant women face the difficult decision of whether or not to treat their Major Depressive Disorder with medication. Dr. Amy Salisbury addresses the long and short-term effects of SRIs on both mother and child and treatment options she is investigating as part of her research.
In Vitro Maturation (IVM)
One of the latest developments in infertility treatment is in vitro maturation (IVM), a process by which immature eggs are harvested from the ovaries and matured in the laboratory. Women & Infants' Center for Reproduction and Infertility has been designated as a Center for IVM Excellence. Here is an Q&A to help you decide if in vitro maturation is right for you.
Women & Infants and other hospitals across the nation have initiated measures to ensure patient safety. Raymond Powrie, MD, Women & Infants' senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness, discusses important patient safety issues.
Hereditary Cancers/BRCA Analysis
One of the newest tools in the fight against breast and ovarian cancers is genetic testing. Jennifer Scalia Wilbur, MS, clinical program manager and cancer genetic counselor with the W&I Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Program discusses hereditary cancers and the BRCA Analysis test.
Kyle Wohlrab, MD, of Women & Infants' Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery answers some basic questions about different urogynecological issues facing women.
Women's Digestive Disorders
Morning sickness isn't the only gastrointestinal ill that strikes women. Specialists from the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Disorders answer your questions surrounding GI health care for women.
Women's Behavioral Health
Depression and mental health issues affect women differently than men. Find out more about how women might be affected and what can be done to help in this month's Q&A with specialists from Women & Infants' Women's Behavioral Health.
Immunizations are one of the best ways to protect our children against life-threatening diseases. Dr. Peter Kriz answers your questions and concerns regarding childhood immunizations.
Reproduction and Infertility
John Buster, MD, a physician with the Women & Infants' Center for Reproduction and Infertility, discusses infertility and some of the options available to couples today.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses in the United States. Specialists from Women & Infants' Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Disorders share important information regarding colorectal cancer awareness.
Do you know how many women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the next 12 months? Dr. Robert Legare, director of the Breast Health Center in the Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology, discusses the latest in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Cornelius O. "Skip" Granai III, MD, is the director of the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants. Dr. Granai talks about who is most at risk and answers questions on the important issues surrounding gynecologic cancer.
The Women's Primary Care Center (WPCC) at Women & Infants Hospital offers a full range of comprehensive reproductive health services. Lori Boardman, MD, director of the Colposcopy and Vulvar Clinics, addresses the importance of Pap smears and the newly approved HPV vaccine.
Celebrating its 30-year anniversary in 2006, the Neonatal Follow-Up Program at Women & Infants remains dedicated to providing supplemental care to infants who spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Betty Vohr, medical director of the Program, talks about the purpose, evolution and future of neonatal follow-up.
What are the risks of getting a flu shot while you are pregnant or breast feeding? Dr. Brenna Anderson from the Women & Infants' Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine answers this and other questions about getting a flu shot while pregnant.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends that pregnant women of all ages be screened for Down syndrome and open neural tube defects. This Q&A discusses the facts surrounding the latest research on Down syndrome screening and the options women have during their first and second trimesters.