Nov 9: WOMEN'S HEALTH MATTERS: The Influence of Gender on Disease
With Dr Karen Jensen
Thursday November 9th 1:00-2:30pm -NFP Billings Bridge
Thursday November 9th 6:30-8:00pm - NFP Kanata
As a woman, do you want to be medically treated like a man? In this talk, Dr. Karen Jensen will share her experiences in treating women’s health conditions.
Did you know?...
- 80% of prescription drugs pulled from the US market from 1997 to 2001 caused more side effects in women
- Most medical protocols for treating women are based on clinical studies done on men
- Many health care practitioners are not aware of the gender bias in clinical studies and the implications for women’s health
Biological and other gender differences make women more susceptible than men to common diseases. For example, women’s heart attacks often present with different symptoms and 72% of all Alzheimer’s cases are women. However, despite the wealth of data on these differences, these factors are not sufficiently taken into account in clinical research, diagnosis, and treatment. This can lead to serious implications for women’s health.
You can choose a proactive approach by making health care decisions that promote greater health and that are intended to prevent disease. Should disease occur, being aware of this can help you and your health practitioner choose the treatments that are safe and most effective for women.
Dr. Karen Jensen is a well-known lecturer, has written extensively for health magazines, and has appeared regularly on television and radio stations across North America. She is the author or co-author of six books, the most recent of which is Women’s Health Matters: The Influence of Gender on Disease. Although Dr. Jensen is retired from practice, she continues to write books and articles on the naturopathic approach to wellness