Breakthroughs in Women’s Health
"Seven years ago, when she was 60, Susan Schaalman Youdovin was jogging in Germany and “tripped over a piece of air,” as she puts it. She broke her left arm—but didn’t even realize what had happened until she visited her doctor several months later. “This [osteoporosis] is a completely asymptomatic disease,” explains Youdovin’s doctor, Beatrice Edwards, a geriatrician who directs the bone health and osteoporosis program at Northwestern’s Feinberg School. "
"'When we think of women’s health, we often think about childbirth,' says Dr. Teresa Woodruff, an obstetrician-gynecologist who is the founder and director of the Institute for Women’s Health Research at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. 'That’s not negative. Birthing is a major part of women’s lives, and it is a major health risk, even in 2010.'"
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