episode 15. Doctoring Women: The Healers and Resistors in Plantation Sickcare

As diseases like typhoid, diphtheria and tuberculosis ran rampant through Antebellum America, it was the enslaved Black women that carried out most of the sickcare on plantations in the South. This week, we dive into plantation sickcare and the women that made it possible. From the last rung of the social totem pole in whichContinue reading “episode 15. Doctoring Women: The Healers and Resistors in Plantation Sickcare”

bonus episode 2. Let’s talk menopause & sexual function ft. Stephanie Faubion M.D., M.B.A. & Leading the Rounds

Surprise! We are back with another bonus episode for you all!  A couple of weeks ago we sat down with Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Stephanie Faubion and Peter & Caleb from Leading the Rounds to talk about Dr. Faubion’s research, work, and role as a female in medicine. In this episode we discuss menopause and sexualContinue reading “bonus episode 2. Let’s talk menopause & sexual function ft. Stephanie Faubion M.D., M.B.A. & Leading the Rounds”

episode 14. Florence Nightingale: THE nurse (& statistician & researcher & advocate &…)

From the fall of nursing in the 1800s (reference episode 1 for more info!!) to now, the profession has done a full 180. Nurses today are some of the most respected and valued healthcare workers in the field. This shift in the profession wasn’t random or a chance of luck. It was because of FlorenceContinue reading “episode 14. Florence Nightingale: THE nurse (& statistician & researcher & advocate &…)”

episode 13. Vaccines: The women that poked and prodded

There are some parts of medicine that have been around for so long we sometimes forget that they were new at some point, and the vaccine is one of them. But with the COVID vaccine at the forefront of media and conversations these days, we thought it would be interesting to take a look backContinue reading “episode 13. Vaccines: The women that poked and prodded”

episode 12. Acupuncture: Finding balance in women’s health

Imagine you’re relaxed, music is playing, the room is warm and smells good, your qi is flowing as needles are being stuck into you… wait, what is happening? Well a lot is actually happening but to put it simply, acupuncture! But what even is acupuncture? I mean more than the laying on the table withContinue reading “episode 12. Acupuncture: Finding balance in women’s health”

episode 11. Beauty & Poison: Not your typical beauty standards’ podcast

Imagine smearing white lead poison on your skin and lips as a way to be more beautiful. Sound crazy? Well this was an actual practice in the ancient world and is not that far off from what we do to ourselves today in many ways. Welcome back for seasons 2 of From Skirts To Scrubs!Continue reading “episode 11. Beauty & Poison: Not your typical beauty standards’ podcast”

bonus ep. Women’s Work: a candid conversation about specialty prestige

When you think of careers like being a teacher, firefighter, secretary or engineer, what gender do you envision those people? Many careers are associated with particular genders, and the same goes for medicine. We explore this idea in our first ever live show, where we sit down with two highly specialized female-identifying physicians and haveContinue reading “bonus ep. Women’s Work: a candid conversation about specialty prestige”

episode 10. Pandemic Women: Comparing the 1918 Flu and COVID-19

We’re living in a Covid world, that’s just a fact. But we’ve been here before in a way: in 1918 when a Flu virus took over the world. This week, for the final episode of our first season, we take a look at how a simple strain of the Flu killed 5% of the world’sContinue reading “episode 10. Pandemic Women: Comparing the 1918 Flu and COVID-19”

episode 9. The Mastectomy: Reclaim your power

The symbol of the breast is well known throughout society. Breasts symbolize sexuality, motherhood, femininity, and more. But what do breasts mean to women who lose them? In this episode, we explore the history of the surgical procedure of breast removal, the mastectomy, in the context of breast cancer. After discussing how this procedure cameContinue reading “episode 9. The Mastectomy: Reclaim your power”

episode 8. Flibanserin: Viagra’s less popular little sister

Chances are you’ve probably heard of the “ little blue pill” that gives men erections almost like magic. But have you ever heard of Flibanserin? This “female Viagra” is the topic of this week’s episode, where we talk a little science and biology but of course get into some history, learning about Erectile Dysfunction, FemaleContinue reading “episode 8. Flibanserin: Viagra’s less popular little sister”