Date: October 2, 2012
Conditions that affect the brain can be trickier to treat in women than men. Hormones and reproductive concerns men don’t encounter can influence women’s neurological conditions and courses of treatment, according to a team of Northwestern Medicine neurologists.
To better serve female patients at all stages of life, including pregnancy and menopause, and to advance research in neurological conditions facing women, several Northwestern Medicine neurologists have joined forces to create The Women’s Neurology Center at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.
The center, one of only a small number of such women-focused neurology centers across the country, opened its doors in September. Patients will have the opportunity to participate in Northwestern Medicine research trials focused on female neurological issues.
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