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Women’s Health

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Women's Health

  • Format: Podcast
"Hosted by the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the National Summit on the Future of Women's Health commemorated the 20th anniversary of the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 - a landmark law that required all NIH-funded biomedical research to include women and minorities. National leaders issued a strong call to action on how to improve women's health and achieve health equity for all." Watch Dr. Paula Johnson, Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, TED talk, "Gender in Medicine: Getting Both Sides of the Story. Read their report on gender inequity in biomedical research, and learn how you can affect change.

FDA - Women in Clinical Trials

  • Source: FDA
  • Format: Poster
Women in Clinical Trials Poster (2016)

Sex/Gender and Clinical Research

  • Source: TED
  • Format: Website
"Every cell in the human body has a sex, which means that men and women are different right down to the cellular level. Yet too often, research and medicine ignore this insight — and the often startlingly different ways in which the two sexes respond to disease or treatment. As pioneering doctor Paula Johnson describes in this thought-provoking talk, lumping everyone in together means we essentially leave women's health to chance. It's time to rethink."

Stroke Statistics for Women and Racial-Ethnic Minorities

  • Source: National Stroke Association
  • Condition: Stroke
  • Format: Website

"Women, Hispanics and African-Americans in the U.S. have higher stroke risks and lower recognition of stroke warning signs compared to any other population.

Some risk factors for stroke, such as genetics or family history cannot be controlled. Other risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes can go unrecognized and untreated. Minorities and Stroke video, available in English and Spanish educates the public about risk of stroke and the need to act FAST.

Get the facts and learn how you can manage stroke risk. Watch this video infographic then share with your family and friends."

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