Tag Archives: Women

Healthcare better for women than other industries, but C-suite rep lags

Dive Brief: Healthcare has less gender disparity than other U.S. industries, but still has room for improvement at executive levels. A new McKinsey report found healthcare is one of the best industries for working women in several dimensions. Women are better represented at all levels than in other sectors, are promoted at similar rates as… Read More »

Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Reproductive eAge Women: Valproic Acid and Topiramate Common

There have long been concerns regarding the safety of the anticonvulsant valproic acid (Depakote) during pregnancy.  Back in 2009, the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society recommended against the use of valproic acid in women of childbearing age because of the various risks associated with prenatal exposure, citing significantly increased risk of congenital… Read More »

Quebec warns of cancer risk to women with textured breast implants

MONTREAL — The Quebec Health Department wants the thousands of women in the province who have received textured breast implants since 1995 to be warned of a potential cancer risk. The government has asked the province’s hospitals and clinics to contact all patients who received that specific type of implant in the last 24 years… Read More »