She had a textbook medical condition, but it went undiagnosed for more than a year

How stereotyping diseases hurts patients. Women often have very different experiences in healthcare than men. Deposit Photos/AndrewLozovyi The myth that “younger women don’t get heart disease” points to the danger of what Dr. Katarina Hamberg of Sweden’s Umeå University has called a “knowledge-mediated bias.” While an awareness that men or women have, on average, greater or…

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