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Traditionally, medical education
and research related to women's health have focused on reproductive health.
Yet, today's women are living nearly half of their lives outside their
While living longer than
men, women are not necessarily living better and are more vulnerable to certain
chronic conditions like osteoporosis, thyroid disease and depression.
Women have unique medical
needs because of their female physiology, reproductive ability and related
hormonal influences. As a result, women demonstrate different symptoms for
certain conditions and often respond to treatments differently than men.
Until recently, many
studies on the detection, treatment and prevention of disease were conducted on
men only. These results were generalized to women without proof that they
applied to females in the same way.
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Women's Health-Line: Toll-free: 888-522-1282