In celebration of National Women's Health Week, the Institute for Women's Health Research at Northwestern University is hosting an evening of laughter, good cheer and networking.    It will be held on May 12, 2010 at 6 pm at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts and featuring well know Chicago comedienne Patti Vasquez.   To view an invitation, click here.


I think that supporting women's health and especially women suffering of diseases like breast cancer, cervical cancer, and many many other specific female diseases is a great action. We must support the carriers of life around us!

It was a great evening and a few men did attend. I agree with your opinion that most women get it, but men are still not quite there. We still hear, \but what about men's health? Don't they know that most of our diagnostic and clinical intervention were studies primarily in males? There is a lot of catching up to do!

I hope the evening went well. Are these events for women only, or can men attend? I am of the opinion that womens' health is an issue that women are, in the main, pretty clued-up about. But it's a different story with men. Fun social events are, I believe, perfect for getting the guys involved and making them aware.

This was an incredible event. So much fun and for such a great cause. I can not wait for the next event. Supporting women's health in the this manor gives it great visibility, but keeps it lite at the same time. Make sure you sign up for their next event.

Improvements in our health and health care depend on new scientific knowledge that can be translated into practical benefits – in the form of better clinical and personal practices. Yet research to generate this knowledge on women’s health and gender-specific aspects of health has been historically lacking – becoming a focus of attention only in recent years.

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