Expert: Women’s Equality in Medical Research

When it comes to Women’s Equality Day, your first thought is probably equal pay or fair treatment in the workplace. While these are incredibly important causes in our fight for equality, we should also consider equality in health care, starting with equal representation in biomedical research. Unfortunately, women, especially those who belong to minority communities, are less likely to be included in clinical trials then men in the United States. This becomes particularly important when you consider scientific assessments that every cell in the body has a sex, meaning the biological difference between men and women breaks down to a… Full Story

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Texas Woman’s University of Dallas receives $452,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Medical City Children’s Hospital sees a baby boom in June, with births setting a 12-year record. Healthcare.gov launches tool to help consumers determine if their insurer is providing value for premiums under new 80/20 rule. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation is examining the “gray market” impact on drug shortages. The Advisory Board Co. releases fun infographic comparing Olympic athletes to average Americans. Plus: Who’s healthiest in a hospital—nurses, physicians, or patients?