May 10 Salon: Real Talk for Women’s Health
Women and men are not the same—especially when it comes to their health risks, and the sometimes surprisingly different ways the two sexes respond to disease or treatment. From bone and cardiovascular disorders, to Alzheimer’s, stroke, depression, and sexual and reproductive health problems, women are at greater risk than men of developing specific diseases. And yet, despite growing evidence of the gender differences in disease manifestation, the medical community has been slow to acknowledge that the most effective treatments for women may not be the same as those for men. It’s time to move beyond the “one size fits all” approach and close the gender gap in healthcare.
On May 10th, in partnership with Baptist Health, TEDxJacksonville will host a Salon at the Jessie Ball duPont Center titled “Real Talk for Women’s Health.” A panel of specialists will address gender in health and health care, and discuss how women can become their own best health and wellness advocates. Tickets are $21.00. The event will take place from 6:00-8:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and a glass of wine for each attendee. We expect this Salon to fill up quickly, so please make sure to secure your seat today.
- Mona Shah, MD: Cardiology, Baptist Health Services
- Jessica Sullivan, DO: Hematology/oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Specialists
- Rob Tamargo, PsyD: Psychogist at Mayport
- Ellen Williams, PhD: Baptist Behavioral Health
Hard facts about women’s health: