Show: June 30, 2013:
- Who will be able to buy Plan B over the counter?
- Doc Chat: Can vinegar detect cervical cancer?
- Could ultrasounds be used to boost your mood?
- How will one new medical school convince more students to enter primary care?
- Doc Chat: Why should medical schools revise their curricula to address sex and gender differences?
- Why should we include white vegetables in our diet?
- Why are doctors taking art classes?
- Drawing with Doctors
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Doc Chat: Why should medical schools revise their curricula to address sex and gender differences?
Interview: Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D., associate professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine. She sees patients at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.
A recent article in the Journal of Women’s Health argues that medical schools need to incorporate the role of sex and gender in determining appropriate patient treatments in their curricula. According to "Sound Medicine" healthy living expert Theresa Rohr Kirchgraber, M.D., dementia, coronary artery disease and cancer affect men and women differently; she agrees with the journal’s position that an increase in gender education for medical students and current medical professionals will decrease mortality and morbidity.