Author Affiliations: Dr DeAngelis is Editor-in-Chief
and Dr Glass is Deputy Editor, JAMA.
The March 21, 2001, issue of JAMA1 was
devoted to women’s health and featured articles on physical activity
and coronary heart disease, hormone therapy and cognition, risk of dementia
in postmenopausal women, estrogen therapy and ovarian cancer mortality, the
treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, depressive symptoms among HIV-seropositive
women, enhanced surveillance for pregnancy-associated mortality, and cervical
cytologic and histologic interpretations. Since then a number of important
studies, including several from the Women’s Health Initiative2,3 and the Heart and Estrogen/progestin
Replacement Study,4,5 have been
published. Studies already published and many currently under way can provide
important information to improve the health of women. To assist and enhance
this initiative, the editors of JAMA will devote
a theme issue in March 2006 to articles pertaining to women’s health.
DeAngelis CD, Glass RM. Women’s Health: A Call for Papers. JAMA. 2005;293(21):2662. doi:10.1001/jama.293.21.2662