Why Do We Need a Women's Health Research Registry?In the past, women have been disproportionately underrepresented in clinical research studies. Few of the many drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been adequately tested in women. More recently, scientists have become increasingly aware that medical treatments often work differently in women than in men. The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute - Center for Women’s Health & Research at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is committed to discovering and understanding these vital gender differences – with the larger goal of working to improve the well-being of future generations of women through ongoing research. We hope that you will encourage your female relatives, friends and colleagues to participate in this new initiative.
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Call to ActionJoin the women who have already signed up to further sex and gender-specific research to help researchers understand how and why illnesses develop in women, and what women can do to prevent illnesses.