Research shows that bystanders are less likely to perform CPR on women than men, and experts say superficial anatomical differences may lead people to assume chest compressions must be performed differently on men and women, which is not true. The Womanikin campaign is part of a larger discussion among public health advocates working to solve this problem.
When you think about your mental health, how often do you consider that your physical health may be part of the picture? A new study suggests that a lack of physical activity has additional consequences for people with serious mental illness.
A new report reveals more women than men have been injured by a medical device, such as a metal hip implant. It urges the FDA to further investigate possible sex differences in adverse reactions to implantable medical devices to assure safety for women and men.
A large study shows women survive stroke more often than men but have worse disability as a consequence of the stroke, with possible contributors being the lower use of cardiovascular preventive medications in women.
Facebook is taking a step toward leveraging its social media platform for public health. The social giant said it’s teaming up with four national medical groups to launch a preventive health tool offering tailored advice, the ability to set check-up reminders and other actionable information.
One of the biggest risk factors for Type 2 diabetes is excess weight. But you don't have to be overweight to have the disease -- and new research revealed that some racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to have diabetes at lower weights.
Women who have frequent hot flashes early in menopause or over a long period of time may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women who don’t suffer from regular hot flashes, a new study suggests.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of research on whether runners are more or less susceptible to type 2 diabetes, says Jane Reusch, M.D., the associate director of the Center for Women's Health Research at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine.
A new national study led by Dr. Sarah M. Perman, Ludeman Center researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine at CU Anschutz School Medicine is the first to explore public perceptions of why community bystanders may not administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive women in cardiac arrest.
On Tuesday, June 4, the School of Medicine’s Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research and UCHealth jointly hosted 50 girls from high schools across the Front Range for the fifth annual Girls’ Career Day. The program featured a full day of interactive activities, lectures, and discovery across the Anschutz Medical Campus. Each year, the Ludeman Center and UCHealth tailor a unique agenda to ensure that the girls gain exposure to an array of careers in healthcare.
People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of workouts and waistlines. The findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none, and the study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us.
For women, gender bias can result in poorer diagnosis and treatment. As María Teresa Ruiz Cantero, Prof. in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alicante states, "We can no longer pursue the 'one size fits all' model based on men," as this negatively impacts the quality of health care, medical education and research.
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes already show early hallmarks of cardiovascular disease, and an intervention with a commonly used type 2 diabetes therapy can improve their vascular health and reduce future CV risk, according to a speaker at the Heart in Diabetes conference.
On Monday, researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus were awarded multiple grants from the Rose Community Foundation to advance cardiology research as well as arthritis research and treatment. The one-time grantmaking is an initiative called “Heart and Soul,” awarding nearly $1.3 million to six organizations in the greater Denver area.