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Health & Wellness June 2021

An Integrative Approach to Immune Health

By Anne Kennard, DO, FACOG An active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District Wellness Committee, Dr. Anne Kennard is fully immersed in the world of integrative medicine. In this article, she discusses several natural methods that can boost our immune systems and bolster our overall immune health.     During COVID-19,…

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Clinical Content June 2021

Cord Clamping

By Stephanie R. Martin, DO As Medical Director of Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, Dr. Stephanie R. Martin consults for hospitals and aids them in developing obstetric intensive care programs. Specializing in medical and surgical complications in pregnancy as well as critical care obstetrics, Dr. Martin has spoken for Symposia Medicus since 2008. Here, she shares…

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Health & Wellness May 2021

Poison Control: The Mother of Telehealth

By Cyrus Rangan, MD, FAAP, FACMT Assistant Medical Director of the California Poison Control System and Medical Toxicologist for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Cyrus Rangan has spoken for Symposia Medicus since 2015. Amidst the rise in telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Rangan reminds us of the vital role that Poison Control Centers can…

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COVID-19 May 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy

By Curtis Cook, MD, FACOG A reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG) and a recipient of several national teaching awards, Dr. Curtis Cook has spoken at several Symposia Medicus conferences over the last seven years. Here, Dr. Cook provides his evidence-based perspective on COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant patients. The novel coronavirus…

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April 2021 Health & Wellness

America the Healthy: Cooking the Food You Love for the Health You Deserve

By Linda D. Bradley, MD Fondly referred to as a “foodie gynecologist” by her patients, Dr. Linda Bradley has spoken at over a dozen Symposia Medicus conferences since 2007. An expert in her field and in the kitchen, Dr. Bradley attributes her passion for cooking to her father: “Dad’s hard work provided the income to…

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Health & Wellness March 2021

Gynecology During the Pandemic & Telemedicine: Are You Kidding Me?

By Gretchen Lentz, MD Professor and Division Director of Urogynecology at the University of Washington Medical Center, Dr. Gretchen Lentz has spoken countless times for Symposia Medicus over the last decade. Dr. Lentz offers her timely take on the topic of telemedicine as it pertains to gynecologic care—particularly during the pandemic.   The telemedicine gynecologic…

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Get to Know March 2021

A Doctor on a Mission: Saving the Lives of Pregnant Women & New Mothers

A revered speaker for Symposia Medicus, Dr. Cornelia Graves is an extensively published and nationally recognized expert in the field of maternal-fetal medicine. With the ever-present knowledge that the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country in the world—and that women of color experience the worst of these birth outcomes—Dr.…

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February 2021 Health & Wellness

COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women

By Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP A professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Jay Goldberg has authored over one hundred publications and lectured at countless conferences for Symposia Medicus over the last 15 years. Dr. Goldberg gives us his timely take on the topic of COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.    Although the…

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February 2021 Recipes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seed Pudding

By Lia Valenzuela Lia Valenzuela, Social Media Coordinator for Symposia Medicus, shares a food-allergy-friendly recipe fit for 4-6 people—or one teenage boy.   My son, Enzo, was only three months old when we discovered he had severe food allergies. I was breastfeeding him at the time, and as expected, I was advised to remove all…

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January 2021 The New Normal

Virtual CME Experience: Both Sides of the Coin

By Dr. Steven Anderson, MD