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STD Spike for Post 50 Crowd

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: People in their post 50s are in denial about the need to practice safe sex.
Air Date: 11/9/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Lisa Oldson, MD
Lisa Oldson HeadshotLisa Oldson MD, has been practicing internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago since 1998. She earned her B.S. at the University of Illinois, and her M.D. from Rush Medical College. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Oldson served on the Leadership Council and Joint Operations Leadership Committee of Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, a primary care multi-specialty group of 125 physicians and other providers and has served as the Medical Director of their Call Center.

Dr. Oldson served on the Medical Advisory Board for the Discovery Institute of Medical Education and is a former board member of the Illinois Science Council.

In 2009, Dr. Oldson was recruited by Analyte Health, and was later named their Medical Director. She strives to improve sexual health through education and a modern online approach to medical services.
STD Spike for Post 50 Crowd
British researchers have reported that rate of sexually transmitted diseases have skyrocketed among people ages 50 to 90. There have been increased reports of cases of Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in the UK, US and Canada among 45 to 64 year olds.

Dr. Lisa Oldson discusses what could behind this recent spike and if there is enough awareness of STDs among older adults.

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