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Health Care Lags In Treatment Of LGBTQ Patients

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Medical professionals need to be ready to treat patients of all sizes, shapes, and backgrounds.  But there appears to be a gap in their ability to treat LGBTQ people. 

Holly Hinson studies this at Oregon Health & Science University, OHSU.  Dr. Hinson points out that gender identification and sexual orientation can have a bearing on medical care. 

Example: hormone treatments can interact poorly with anti-seizure medication.  These and other findings are published in the journal Neurology.  Holly Hinson visits to talk about the work.   

 

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