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Susan Orloff: Taking Steps to Bridge the Gender Gap in Gastroenterology Leadership Roles
As more women take leadership roles in gastroenterology and other specialties in medicine that can go a long way in helping to bridge the gender gap in that field and others down the ladder.
As with many areas of medicine the ratio of male doctors in gastroenterology to female counterparts is considerable although work is being done to lessen that gap across the field. The gap is even more noticeable in leadership positions across the medical community.
Philip J. Mease, MD, and John D. Reveille, MD, outline the unmet needs and educational gaps in spondyloarthritis, including collaboration, under-diagnosis, and recognizing signs and symptoms.
John D. Reveille, MD, and Philip J. Mease, MD, provide insight on the evolution in classifying spondyloarthritis, including a review of the criteria.
With the month of May dedicated to skin cancer awareness, new research brings to light more cases of skin cancer being diagnosed than breast, colon, lung, and prostrate cancers combined.
Andrographis paniculata, available as an herbal medicine, helped patients with MS in a double-blind placebo-controlled study.
As with all surgical procedures there are risks that come with gastric bypass surgery. While the procedure itself is not new there is work being done to make it more effective and longer lasting for patients who utilize this valuable weight loss option.
Obesity remains a growing problem and while gastric bypass surgery has become a viable option for many patients there is still work being done to improve the procedure.
MyCounterpane, an online gathering for the multiple sclerosis illness community, was recently featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. MyCounterpane also offers an illness community for those with mental illnesses and another for veterans.

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