A tip a day for National Women's Health Week
The need for women's health research is quite clear: women are at higher risk when being diagnosed and treated based on research conducted on men. Personalized medicine needs to consider gender and sex, which ultimately starts with research at its most basic: the cellular level. By understanding the physiological, psychological and social differencesbetween men and women:
- Researchers can keep discovering new cures for disease based on the differences between men and women.
- Doctors can establish the necessary guidelines to treat illness specific to gender and sex –vs. a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
- The pharmaceutical industry can develop targeted medications that effectively treat and cure illness in a sex-specific manner.
- Men and women can be informed and become advocates for their own health and, most importantly, their family’s health.
Understanding women’s health is a win-win for all of us, don’t you think?
From the Office of Women's Health, information worth the share!
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community.