Women's health to get more attention in Ohio.To help women's health Women's Health Definition
Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues. problems gain parity with men's, Ohio now has a state Office of Women's Health Initiatives Women's Health Initiative A 15-yr, $628 million project involving 1. An observational study of the health habits and medical Hx of ±100,000 ♀ 2. , thanks to freshman Senator Karen Gillmor. "We must develop programs that once and for all clearly define the differences between the health-care needs of men and women," she said. "As we work together to improve women's health, we will bring down the cost of health care to our citizens and benefit not only Ohio's women, but its men and children." Women's health problems do not receive half the attention men's do, according to according to
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Gillmor. Although two-thirds of every health care dollar in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. is spent on women, only 13.5 percent of the National Institutes of Health budget is spent studying women's health. Also, 48.8 percent of women die from cardiovascular diseases compared with 42.6 percent of men, yet fewer diagnostic workups are performed on women. Although women report more disabling dis·a·ble
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1. To deprive of capability or effectiveness, especially to impair the physical abilities of.
2. Law To render legally disqualified. chest pain than men, they are less likely to get cardiac catheterization Cardiac Catheterization Definition
Cardiac catheterization (also called heart catheterization) is a diagnostic procedure which does a comprehensive examination of how the heart and its blood vessels function. diagnostic tests. Breast cancer will occur in one out of eight women (compared to one out of 20, 30 years ago), yet survival rates have not changed in two decades, and treatments have not changed significantly. The office will expand existing efforts to bring public and private groups together in Ohio to set the state's women's health-care agenda, identifying problems and coordinating efforts to solve them.
Along with raising more private money to improve research, the office will act as an advocate for women's health concerns and will develop new programs. It will work with and expand existing state government-sponsored programs for intervention, treatment and education of the public on issues such as gender bias in medical research, the effect of poverty and violence on women's health, and chemical dependency chemical dependency
A physical and psychological habituation to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine.
chemical dependency in women.
Since passage of Ohio's legislation, California has approved the creation of a similar office aimed at eliminating "gender inequities" in health research for men and women.