In May, Women’s Health at Stanford sponsored a free community forum designed to educate the public on key health issues facing women. At the event, Anne Firth Murray, author and founding president of the Global Fund for Women, delivered a keynote speech titled “Critical Issues in International Women’s Health" and discussed top medical concerns affecting women in developing nations. Murray's talk was posted online last week along with presentations from experts throughout the School of Medicine on a wide range of women's health topics.
During the presentations, Stanford experts provide gender-specific information and discuss the latest research findings and treatment options on topics such as breast cancer, skin cancer, chronic pain, miscarriage, senior and ethnic health and obesity. The talk exploring the role of negative emotion on the heart health by Jennifer Tremmel, MD, clinical director of Women’s Heart Health at Stanford, is particularly interesting.