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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.
Using data from four previously published studies and using mathematical models to extrapolate data to the current year, researchers at Johns Hopkins contended that medical errors were now the third leading cause of death in the US today.
Surgeons perform approximately 800,000 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgeries globally each year.
A recent analysis of past studies has shown that loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for both stroke and coronary heart disease with stroke showing a slightly greater association.
More good news on the Mediterranean diet, this time from the Mediterranean.
Encouraging results from a small study suggest that a combination of compounds found in grapes and oranges could help treat diabetes and protect against cardiovascular disease in obese patients.
A randomized trial found no benefits — and several large drawbacks — in the use of ablations guided by focal impulse and rotor modulation in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Researchers report that patients with psoriatic arthritis face significantly higher risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity compared with the general population.

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