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The Need For Women's Health Research: Stay Healthy, Stay Informed!

Why is Women's Health Research so important?  Simply put, because we ARE different.  

To understand women's health as far as illness prevention, diagnosis and treatment is concerned, we need to start at the foundation:  facilitating research focused on women's health-related illnesses.  Education and awareness are key to becoming an informed health advocate:  our own.   Knowing about the latest research and how it affects the women in the community further stresses the need to include gender-specific differences in current research efforts.    

 Some examples? 

According to a recent study by the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston:  Cardiovascular Disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, yet sees only about 1/3 of women as its clinical trial subjects and a little less than about 1/3 of those trials report outcomes by sex.

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