SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/ACTIVITIES

Mark, S. et al. The Impact of Sex and Gender on Adaptation to Space.  
Journal of Womens Health (In Press).  

Mark, S. Physician Reentry.  
Proceedings from the 19th Annual Conference on Women's Health. April 2011 (Abstract).  

Bairey Merz, CN, Mark, S, Boyan, B, et al. Proceedings from the Scientific Symposium: Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease and Implications for Therapies.  
Journal of Women's Health.19/6:1-14, 2010. 

Mark, S. The Impact of Sex and Gender on the Development of Novel Therapeutics.   
Proceedings from the 4th International Congress on Gender-Based Health. November 2009 (Abstract).  

Mark, S. and Reynolds-May, M.  Impact of Sex and Gender in Endocrinology and Implications for Clinical Practice.   
Endocrine Practice. 15/6:1-4, 2009. 15/6:1-4, 2009.  

Mark, S.  From Earth to Mars: Sex Differences and Their Implications for Musculoskeletal Health.  
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 15:S19-S21, 2007.  

Mark, S.  The Impact of Sex and Gender on Human Adaptation to Challenging Environments.  
Proceedings from the 1st World Congress on Gender Based Medicine. February 2006.  (Abstract)

Mark, S.  Sex, Space and Environmental Adaptation:  Research Priorities on Sex Differences in Human Response to Challenging Environments.
Journal of Gender Medicine.  9/3:131-136, 2005.

McMillan, T. and Mark, S.  The Usage of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Menopausal Symptoms.
Journal of the American Medical Women's Association.  59:270-277, 2004.

Keenan, N.L., Mark, S., et. al.  Severity of Menopausal Symptoms and Use of Both Conventional and Complementary/Alternative Therapies.  
Menopause.  10/6:507-516, 2003.

Mark, S. and Gupta, J.  Re-entry into Clinical Practice:  Challenges and Strategies.
Journal of the American Medical Association.  288/9:1091-1096, 2002.

Mark, S. and Gupta, J.  Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis.
Journal of the New York Academy of Sciences.  949:186-187, 2001.

Mark, S. et. al.  Innovative Mentoring Programs to Promote Gender Equity in Academic Medicine.
Academic Medicine.  76:39-42, 2001.

Mark, S. and Link, H.  Reducing Osteoporosis:  Prevention During Childhood and Adolescence.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization.  77/5:423-424, 1999.

Mark, S.  Premenopausal Bone Loss and Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Administration.
International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  47:269-272, 1994.

 

Challenging 'Deadly Myths'
Saralyn Mark, MD - Washington, D.C.

USA TODAY missed a golden opportunity to dispel common deadly myths surrounding heart disease in women.  While the story's pictures depicted women whose hearts are broken by the loss or potential loss of their loved ones, basic facts on women's heart health were blatantly ignored.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women as well as for men.  Symptoms of a heart attack in a woman might differ from what a man experiences, such as crushing chest pain, and can include shortness of breath, jaw pain and fatigue.  Furthermore, stress tests and angiograms could be falsely negative in women.

So while it is challenging to make an accurate diagnosis of a heart attack in a man, the situation is much worse for a woman.  All of this can lead to a delay in appropriate therapy for women, resulting in higher morbidity and mortality rates compared with men.  Awareness about these sex differences is the critical first step toward saving lives.

USA TODAY 31 October 2006

 

 

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