Emergency medical physician's new book shows "Sex Matters" in health care

A major medical finding that showed symptoms for heart attacks for men and women were drastically different -- not the same as was previously believed -- happened when Dr. Alyson McGregor was finishing her residency at The Warren Alpert Medical School.

That breakthrough helped McGregor spearhead a campaign to find other ways in which men and women differ in reactions to sickness and disease and how they are treated in hospitals and emergency rooms. McGregor co-founded the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine at Brown and recently wrote a book, “Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health and What We Can Do about It,” to address the issue of health disparities in women.

Read more about McGregor's findings in the Brown News story.

Emergency physician shows everyday readers why ‘Sex Matters’ in health care