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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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May 2021 Newsletter Travel Tips

Oh, the Places We’ve Been!

It’s been a long year of not traveling. While more of the population is getting vaccinated and renewing their passports, we are revving up to get away again. Symposia Spotlight asked our Faculty to share some of their favorite Symposia Medicus places they have traveled to. We are already packing our bags! Big Sky, Montana…

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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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April 2021 Newsletter Recipes

Rosie’s Dairy-Free Banana Bread

by Roselynn Granados In her journey toward reducing her blood pressure, increasing her energy, and improving her overall health, Symposia Medicus Administrative Assistant Roselynn Granados takes family-favorite recipes and gives them a healthy and clean twist. One such recipe is her dairy-free banana bread. Perfected over the years, Roselynn has replaced traditional components with cleaner,…

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April 2021 Newsletter

Sexual Health & General Health Intertwined

Dr. Michael Krychman is Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health & Survivorship Medicine in Newport Beach, California and Co-Chair for this year’s 6th Annual Conference on Challenges in Sexual Healthcare being held in Napa, California this June. Reflecting on the past year and how social isolation has affected healthcare workers and…

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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 Get to Know Newsletter

Dr. Puffer’s Perspective

A profile piece on one of Symposia Medicus’ longest serving faculty. Symposia Medicus’ venerated faculty member, Dr. James C. Puffer, has worn many hats. He has been a family medicine physician, American Board of Family Medicine president, Head Team Physician for the US Olympic Team, and a Symposia Medicus speaker for over 40 years. In…

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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…