American Heart Association

Coalition pushes for reduction in gender disparities in health care research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new alliance of health groups focused on bridging the gap between men’s and women’s health care stressed Thursday that the health care industry cannot abide by a one-size-fits all research system.

Women and men regularly exhibit different symptoms for the same diseases and tend to […]

FDA plan hopes to close health care disparity gap

The  Food and Drug Administration’s plan to increase the participation of women, minorities and the elderly in research trials was applauded Wednesday by four health care organizations as an important step toward closing the health care disparities gap. The groups called on the agency to implement the plan swiftly.

The […]

State of Women’s Heart Health talks research, prevention

Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute headlined a “State of Women’s Heart Health” webinar Wednesday, discussing cardiovascular diseases, the nation’s No. 1 killer of women.

The webinar was held by the American Heart Association and WomenHeart: […]