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Gender / Sex Medicine, What Makes Women Different

March 22, 20169 min
Disheartening research shows the overall health of women in Central Florida is on the decline, especially in the areas of diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.This startling reality comes at the same time research shows sex does matter in the diagnosis and treatment of many health conditions, as medical issues present and progress differently in women than in men.Dr. Lori Boardman is here to explain how early disease detection and intervention is also a major focus for our women's specialists at Florida Hospital. We emphasize education and regular examinations, including mammograms and DEXA bone density testing. Thanks to advances in imaging and treatment, early detection can significantly increase the odds of leading a normal, healthy life.

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