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“In the Ladies’ Room with Dr. Donnica” is the only public ladies' room you can enter any time without ever waiting on line! Hosted by women’s health expert and media commentator Donnica Moore MD, the podcast will feature real conversations, with real women, about really intimate issues. They may be embarrassing, sad or funny, but they will always be
interesting & informative. You know, like the best conversations you've ever had in ladies' rooms with your best friends. . .or total strangers. . .and a physician!

With a wide variety of guests with “been there, done that” expertise, Dr. Donnica discusses the health and wellness topics women often talk with her about in the ladies’ room. . . after speaking engagements, media
briefings, at events, or just because they happen to be chatting anonymously while waiting on line or over the sink. Generally, these topics tend to be things that are embarrassing; issues Dr. Donnica calls “the Toilet Talk topics” (anything related to bowel or bladder issues, gas, bodily functions, periods, discharges, etc.); questions related to sex and intimacy; subjects women are uncomfortable discussing in public or in “mixed company”; challenges women are struggling with; or anything top of mind or in the news. In each topic, we add our Top Tips about that topic as well as a call to action.

Apr 23, 2019

Topic: “World Meningitis Day: Have Your Children Been Vaccinated for Meningitis B?”
Guests: Patti Wukovits and Alicia Stillman
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We’ve heard a lot about the measles outbreak recently. This is a travesty on so many levels because measles is a highly contagious but vaccine preventable illnesses that was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. Today, in support of World Meningitis Day, we’re going to talk about another vaccine preventable illness starting with M: meningitis.

Our guests are both meningitis B advocates for the worst possible reason: they each lost a teenaged daughter to the disease, before a meningitis B vaccine was available in the US. While the meningitis conjugated vaccines have been available for 4 other strains of meningitis since 2005 (Menactra ®  and Menveo ® ), the first meningitis vaccine was available since 1978. The meningitis B vaccine, however, only became available in the US in late 2014 (Bexsero ®  and Trumenba ® ).
Patti Wukovits is a Registered Nurse and meningitis advocate who lost her 17-year-old daughter Kimberly to Meningitis B in 2012. She has since started the Kimberly Coffey Foundation to improve awareness of meningococcal disease and the vaccines available to help prevent it.
Patti lives in Massapequa Park, NY, with her husband John. In addition to Kimberly, she has three other adult children. 
Alicia Stillman is a meningitis advocate who lost her 19-year-old daughter Emily to Meningitis B in 2013. She has since started the Emily Stillman Foundation to improve awareness of
meningococcal disease, the vaccines available to help prevent it, and to encourage organ and tissue donation. Alicia lives with her husband in West Bloomfield, Michigan, where she is the CFO of a multi-state law firm. In addition to Emily, she has two other adult children.
Patti & Alicia—and their foundations, the Kimberly Coffey Foundation & the Emily Stillman Foundation—have partnered together to launch the Meningitis B Action Project.