Women's Health

Detours and traffic cones sprout every year but what is the economic impact of all that highway construction? Wednesday on First Coast Connect, Melissa Ross spoke with Jeff Sheffield, executive director of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization; Alan Mosley from Jax Chamber; and Lisa Robert, executive vice president at transportation architectural firm RS&H. As part of our ongoing Community Thread program we heard from Dr. Marcus De Carvalho from Beaches Recovery about the opioid epidemic and the treatments being used for recovering addicts. Comedian and actor Tom Arnold spoke about his upcoming concerts in Jacksonville and we heard about next week’s ‘Girls Days Out’ conference promoting a healthy lifestyle for women. We heard from event chair Dr. Patricia McFall Calhoun from Baptist Health and local dermatologist Kristen Stewart. WJCT is co-sponsor of the event. 


Expert Says Gender Gap Exists in Medical Research

Jun 5, 2015

Research shows women should receive different care than men for some health conditions.

During an appearance on WJCT's “First Coast Connect,” Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, a national expert on the intersection of gender and medicine said, “One of the biggest myths is that we assume that our providers are giving us healthcare based on our sex and gender — whether we’re male or female, woman or man  — and that’s really not correct.”