Wall Street Journal - "Fashion Show Has A Heart"
Mount Sinai's 26th annual fashion show and luncheon raised $500,000 to benefit women's health programs at the hospital, said Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, the medical director of Mount Sinai's Cardiac Health Program. "From the bench to the bedside, we are examining how sex hormones influence heart disease, we are examining the effects of environmental toxins; and we are committed to educating all members of the community regarding gender differences in health disease risk," she said. Dr. Michael Brodman, the hospital's Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman's Chair of Obstetrics, emphasized the need for further research regarding the physiological differences between the sexes. "The big issue for me is that women don't really realize they're different from men and they need to be considered differently," he said. Dr. Barbara Murphy, Mount Sinai's chair of the Department of Medicine, said that with the advances she's seeing made in genetics and genomics, it's an exciting time to be working in medicine. "We're at the cusp of figuring out what we've known anecdotally for a very long time: men and women are completely different," she said. "It's going to revolutionize how we practice medicine overall." Learn more