Men and women are different. Wouldn't you want your doctor to know that?
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health are developing a four-year curriculum and continuing medical education courses focusing on gender-specific medicine to better educate health care providers about the differences between men and women in medicine.
After all, Men and women respond differently to common therapies such as cholesterol medications and aspirin in prevention of heart attack and stroke.
The effects of osteoporosis hip fracture are different as are the health effects of alcohol use. Men and women even communicate differently with their physicians.
All of this and much more has led the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to designate the gender differences education of our medical students as a priority so they can better care for patients.
Former first lady Laura W. Bush was in Lubbock this Friday (Oct. 7) to show her support for the institute that bears her name….and the new lessons that will be learned there.
This new gender-specific curriculum and continuing education for current health care providers is a good thing for you, the patient, because it means your doctor will better understand the subtle differences between men and women. From the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, I'm Dr. Tedd Mitchell, and this is the President's Prescription.
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