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Scrubs brand FIGS comes under fire for ‘insensitive’ ad featuring female physician

FIGS, a medical apparel company known for its fashionable scrubs, has come under fire for an “insensitive” video that portrayed female doctors of osteopathic medicine as “dummies.”



a person holding a sign: A medical worker walks past a sign that reads "Express Care."


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A medical worker walks past a sign that reads “Express Care.”

In the marketing materials, a woman wearing a set of pink scrubs and a name tag with the abbreviation DO, for doctor of osteopathic medicine, is holding a “Medical Terminology for Dummies” book upside down. Many in the medical community criticized the since-removed ad as misogynistic and disrespectful toward female physicians and DOs.

“We are outraged that in 2020, women physicians and doctors of osteopathic medicine are still attacked in thoughtless and ignorant marketing campaigns,” the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine said in a statement. “A company like FIGS that asks us to spend money on its product should be ashamed for promoting these stereotypes. We demand the respect we’ve earned AND a public apology.”

The organization Physicians for Patient Protection said it was “dismayed” by the Los Angeles-based company’s marketing.

“Our DO colleagues are highly trained physicians, many of whom hold leadership positions in academia and have authored medical texts themselves,” the organization said in a statement to ABC News. “Many of our DO colleagues are also women. And they may wear pink scrubs, but they’ve never needed to read any textbook made ‘for dummies.'”

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FIGS apologized for the video on Tuesday, saying it had “dropped the ball.”

“A lot of you guys have pointed out an insensitive video we had on our site — we are incredibly sorry for any hurt this has caused you, especially our female DOs (who are amazing!),” the company tweeted Tuesday. “FIGS is a female-founded company whose only mission is to make you guys feel awesome.”

Dr. Stephanie Markle, DO, MPH, an ICU doctor and surgeon in Kalamazoo, Michigan, told ABC News that the “blatantly misogynistic” ad has angered many in the medical community. Markle said the ad is particularly harmful as someone who experiences sexism and has to “constantly validate” herself as a female physician.

“I have to explain to people multiple times: I’m not the nurse, I’m not the dietitian, I’m not the janitor,” she said.

Female doctors also tend to make less than men, she noted. Male primary care physicians make about 25% more than their female counterparts, according to Medscape. Among specialists, they make 31% more, it found.

“The sexism is still so prevalent that this was such a slap to the face,” Markle said.

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DOs are fully licensed physicians who take a more holistic approach to medicine, compared to medical doctors. Dr. Miranda Rosenberg, MD, a resident in the ABC News Medical Unit, said the ad was particularly insensitive “especially after so many doctors have sacrificed so much

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a person looking at the camera: Irregular and long menstrual cycles have been associated with a higher risk of major chronic diseases.


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Irregular and long menstrual cycles have been associated with a higher risk of major chronic diseases.

In fact, female doctors spend more time with patients, order more tests and spend more time discussing preventive care than their male counterparts, a team of researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“That raises the question of whether we are paying for what we really care about in health care,” said Dr. Ishani Ganguli, an internal medicine specialist at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who led the study team.

Ganguli and colleagues looked at billing and time data covering more than 24 million visits to primary care doctors in the US in 2017.

“We calculated that women were paid 87 cents to the dollar for every hour worked compared to their male colleagues,” Ganguli told CNN.

Female doctors spent an average of two minutes more per visit than men did. It doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up over time, Ganguli said. And they are not spending that time chit-chatting.

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“When you compare by visit, women actually did more during the visit,” said Ganguli, herself a primary care provider. “They put in more medical orders, they discussed more medical diagnoses and preventive care. They are spending more time per visit.”

Ganguli and her team did not sit in on visits, so they cannot say precisely what is going on. “We are using clues from billing information about what orders are put in, like for blood tests, or what diagnosis was talked about,” she said.

But other studies have indicated that patients and doctors alike prefer to spend more time in visits, and that patients do better, healthwise, when physicians spend more time with them.

“Per visit, after adjustment for primary care provider, patient and visit characteristics, female primary care providers generated equal revenue but spent 15.7% more time with a patient,” the team wrote.

“We know that all primary care doctors are strapped for time and that doctors and patients all want more time in visits,” Ganguli said.

“So it seems that female doctors are spending that time, but at a cost. Female doctors are responding to pressure from society to be kind and to pay attention and talk to patients. And male doctors are responding to pressure from society to churn through visits so they can make more money from those visits.”

Hannah Neprash, a health economist at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health who worked on the study, said the findings show the U.S. health system pays physicians using a flawed formula.

“Female physicians report the highest rates of burnout and our findings may help explain why. If longer visits contribute to feelings

The Cost of Medical Bias When You’re Sick, Black, and Female

This is Race and Medicine, a series dedicated to unearthing the uncomfortable and sometimes life-threatening truth about racism in healthcare. By highlighting the experiences of Black people and honoring their health journeys, we look to a future where medical racism is a thing of the past.


Being a doctor is a unique role. It involves knowing some of the most intimate things about a person, but not really knowing them as a person at all.

The patient’s job is to be transparent about their health, and the doctor’s job is to listen objectively to symptoms and fears to choose the most logical diagnosis. 

Racial bias in the medical field disrupts the trust needed for this relationship to function. 

A biased doctor might disbelieve symptoms or their severity and misdiagnose a condition.

A patient may come to mistrust the doctor, not attend appointments, not follow instructions, or stop sharing key information because history tells them they aren’t taken seriously. 

Reducing bias is critical to eliminating health disparities, especially for Black women.

My run-in with bias

Several years ago, I experienced medical bias when I started having headaches multiple times per week. I had had migraine before, but this was different. 

I felt like I was dragging my body through heavy resistance, like encountering an undertow. I was losing weight. No matter how much water I drank, I was always thirsty and rushing to the bathroom around the clock. 

It seemed I could never eat enough to feel full. When I tried to avoid overeating, I became fatigued, my vision blurred, and I had so much trouble focusing it was hard to drive.

My primary care physician (PCP) cut me off when I tried to explain.

She congratulated me for losing weight and said I just needed to let my brain adjust to food deprivation. When I explained I wasn’t dieting, she sent me to a headache specialist. 

The headache specialist prescribed a medication that didn’t help. I knew they weren’t migraine headaches, but no one listened, even as my fatigue and disorientation increased. 

Once, I even had trouble finding my own house.

By my sixth visit, the symptoms were massively disrupting my life. I wondered if I had type 2 diabetes because of family history. My symptoms seemed to match. 

I knew of a test called HbA1c that provides a snapshot of blood sugar levels. I insisted on being tested. My doctor said she would order labs based on my demographics. 

I thought I was finally getting somewhere — but when the receptionist at the lab printed the list of tests, HbA1c wasn’t present. Instead, it was tests for common STDs. 

I was humiliated, overwhelmed, and no closer to having answers. In the parking lot, I broke down and cried. 

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The Ultimate Female Fitness Trainer?

Physical fitness is to the human physique what high-quality-tuning is to an engine. All too usually individuals simply benefit from the pool for the comfort, and but the swimming pool is one of the best place on the planet for train. She is an authorized fitness coach, boot camp teacher, determine model and figure competitor. IFBB Fitness Skilled Karen Konyha was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

If I would add a benefit of swim fitness would even be “coronary heart completely satisfied” – as a result of hydrostatic strain our resting heart price drops giving us the pleasure of working tougher without feeling the complete exertion. Apart from doing fitness modeling, Ava has been in a number of determine competitions as properly.

I do not like the feminine bodybuilders, however the fitness fashions are nice. This is IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model, Khanh Nguyen. The eating regimen plan embraces a holistic life-style method and includes a diet (in fact), weight-training, stretching and respiration workout routines.

Determine is much like fitness, however they do not have the fitness routines, and extra emphasis is positioned on symmetry and muscle tone. In 2010 she came in twelfth at the 2010 IFBB Europa Show of Champions and 14th at the 2010 IFBB California Pro Determine.

Whereas not usually considered as an important component of bodily fitness, flexibility is extraordinarily necessary for muscle force generation and may never be uncared for by an athlete. The ony drawback with this, in real life, we often don’t use our muscle groups in an isolation manner.…

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In case you are dedicated to your health and fitness, but are sick and tired of the time it takes to work out at the fitness center you might want to look into getting used fitness tools to your home. She started coaching with IFBB Professional Carla Sanchez and the Performance Prepared Crew and look at her now. Feminine fitness mannequin, IFBB Figure Competitor, IFBB Bikini Professional and attainable future MMA fighter Monique Minton. The necessity for folate to be added to the diets of pregnant ladies is an additional response to folks with light skins living in areas the place they’ve excessive UV exposure destroying the folate in their bloodstream.

These machines provided a wonderful cardio exercise along with lower physique energy training. Wanting to be sure that I was not damaging the machine or making the issue worse, I requested to have an official Life Fitness upkeep skilled come by and take a look at the downside.

Wow I did not realize how enticing girls with muscles can be. This young woman had put numerous effort and time into her body and it really reveals. That is IFBB Figure Pro Angela Terlesky. Here is my fourth article about female fitness fashions and feminine fitness rivals.

Protection from UV radiation – Nature has chosen for folks with darker pores and skin in tropical latitudes, particularly in non forested areas, the place UV radiation from the sun is often more intense. Mindi Smith came in 1st on the 2010 IFBB Phoenix Pro, 4th at the 2010 IFBB Arnold Basic, Ms. Worldwide, Fitness Worldwide and Determine Worldwide, and seventh on the 2010 IFBB Europa Tremendous Show.

Excess fat serves as further baggage for the physique to hold and serves as a limiting factor to all other flexibility is affected by extra body fat because it limits the vary of motion of muscle groups. Quite a bit folks love this look and that introduced many merchandise on to the market that will help you obtain this look without going by way of the ordeal of stripping away bodyfat.…

The Final Female Fitness Coach?

Whereas the worlds of sports activities and fitness are intertwined, it was not until the 1970s that in style culture was ready to simply accept fitness as eagerly as it had accepted sports. Health-related or normal fitness includes those elements of fitness that exhibit a relationship with well being standing on account of common exercise, correct weight loss plan and vitamin, and proper relaxation for bodily restoration within obligatory parameters.

Katelynn Sue Cashin is a fitness mannequin, glamor mannequin and bikini model from Hayward California. The occasions had been marketed in Muscle Builder journal and feminine bodybuilders wrote again stating that they would be competing. Not only is she a fitness model and figure competitor, but she’s a stunt-performer as well.

Monique began out doing some runway modeling when she was just thirteen years outdated and moved on from that into fitness, where she mainly centered on determine competitions. Marketers should give attention to the enhancement of senior life total, on account of engaging in train and activities, quite than the promise that, if you happen to be part of up you’ll obtain this enviable physique or snag that hot date.

On a last observe, most authorities health businesses and exercise scientists, are in truth in settlement that bodily fitness might be divided into the next varieties (often known as the 5 elements of fitness): physique composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular power, and muscular endurance.

For water aerobics and water calisthenics and kickboxing and different such applications, swim caps are purely optional. The standard of life and the heightened enjoyment of everyday activities which seniors can have on account of exercise should be highlighted.…

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Bodily fitness is to the human body what fine-tuning is to an engine. Having not too long ago completed a 2-month course of bodily remedy because of problems with my back and leg which is a recurrent downside I began to think about what I could do to beat the power ache problems and flare-ups that were starting to have an effect on my life.

A few of the hottest fitness fashions out there at present have never competed on the nationwide level. More Feminine Fitness Models and Female Fitness Competitors With Oksana Grishina, Karen Konyha, Stacey Thompson (Stacey Oster) and more. The level of physical fitness will be influenced by regular, systematic train.

Female bodybuilding was starting to achieve reputation in the Seventies, however, the contests that had been for women bodybuilders had been a mixture of women who were taking the game significantly and girls who had been simply looking for a little bit publicity.

Attractive fitness model, IFBB Bikini Professional and licensed personal coach, Marzia Prince. When you have any issues with bones, joints or muscle tissue, you need to experience it to imagine how good you possibly can really feel. Simply by changing footwear the lower physique can get an additional toning session whenever on the toes, and they’re a enjoyable method to improve muscle strength, increase stamina, situation the body and get higher muscle definition for tremendous horny legs.

As of late, bodily fitness is taken into account a measure of the physique’s capacity to perform efficiently and successfully in work and leisure activities, to be wholesome, to withstand illnesses, and to fulfill emergency situations. We now have 5 Asian feminine bodybuilders, two or three Asian fitness rivals, a couple of IFBB Figure Execs, feminine MMA fighters and Asian fitness models.…

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Most fitness consultants agree that the tone of your ab muscle tissue will make a distinction in an otherwise spectacular construct. Winner of the FLEX Bikini Mannequin Competitors and a Miss Hooters 2013 Swimsuit Pageant Finalist, that is IFBB Bikini Pro Janet Layug from Orlando, Florida. Figure competitors is a sub-category of Fitness Competitions, but to me it appears to have extra in frequent with bodybuilding than with fitness.

Figure is just like fitness, but they do not have the fitness routines, and extra emphasis is positioned on symmetry and muscle tone. In 2010 she came in 12th on the 2010 IFBB Europa Present of Champions and 14th on the 2010 IFBB California Pro Figure.

The physique also experiences larger growth of sluggish twitch muscle fibers, elevated myoglobin content material which is actually an iron-protein compound inside muscle that acts to retailer and transport oxygen to the muscle. Before displaying up within the IFBB bikini contests, she was a Maxim Magazine Hometown Hottie and a Hot Import Nights model.

After we select to exercise or spend time cooking to maintain a wholesome way of life, we are competing with movies, video games, TV and different issues without spending a dime time. UV Swimwear with SPF of 50+ would be the subsequent unexplored frontier as we study more about skin cancer and hopefully are better at using one of the best exercise applications obtainable – swim fitness.

There was a time when people have no idea tips on how to cover the body or there is no have to cowl the physique. The EZ Swimmer Cuddle Core motion is liked by all as a result of it focuses solely upon the core, the hip flexors and the leg muscle groups. Before 2010, her final competition was in 2008 on the IFBB Kentucky Professional Determine.…

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I lately launched ‘The 4 Pillars of Fitness’ in a blog put up. Swim fits have evolved from the wool often grey or darkish fits from the 1800’s to the Brazilian bikini which typically is a low-slung hipster bottoms to string bikini, the tankini (my private favourite), microkini (launched in 1995: The microkini is known as for the extraordinarily tiny, barely masking your personal parts swimsuits that are mentioned to “fill a niche between nudism and conservative swimwear.”), pubikini (a bikini with a tiny triangle for the underside entrance), and the monokini (one-piece garment protecting only the lower half, revealing the breasts utterly) Whatever the type of bikini, all vogue types together with the Forties halter tops with the bottoms protecting the belly button had and proceed to have the facility to dream, fantasize and elevate the female body to star high quality as lots of the celebrities throughout history have famous.

Cardiovascular Fitness: It’s the potential of the circulatory and respiratory programs to provide oxygen to muscle groups throughout persevering with bodily exercise. Water aerobics sneakers serve three purposes: 1.) to guard your feet from affect on the swimming pool flooring 2.) defend your toes from micro organism and rough cost on deck 3.) and add resistance to your leg movements.

To dwell a full and healthy life, train should be a part of it. It’s the capacity to endure, to bear up, to resist stress, to carry on in circumstances the place an unfit particular person could not proceed, and it is a major basis for good health and nicely-being.

Anti-microbial therapies hold the ft healthy and the boots from taking up odour, and the water repellent exterior will preserve the worst of the weather from spoiling the day. This time up we’ve got feminine bodybuilders, fitness rivals, fitness models, feminine fitness trainers, MMA fighters and IFBB Bikini Professionals.

2008 IFBB Houston Professional Bodybuilding, Fitness and Determine Contest), Nicole was also in a movie back in 2003 with Timea Majorova, Elaine Goodlad and several other fitness athletes referred to as “The Interplanetary Surplus Male and Amazon Women of Outer Area”.…

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There have been many modifications in fitness over the previous 30 years. Sure, you’ll be able to swim supine, sure, many can swim laps with the board merely below their body however the most comfortable and best position of the EZ Swimmer is to swim diagonally in the water, engaging only the core, hip flexors and the legs.

Reebok originally started life within the north west of England, producing working and coaching footwear earlier than hitting the massive time with their Freestyle aerobics sneakers in the 1980’s which became the shoe of choice whether or not you labored out or not.

For water aerobics and water calisthenics and kickboxing and different such applications, swim caps are purely non-compulsory. The quality of life and the heightened enjoyment of everyday actions which seniors can have on account of train have to be highlighted.

As vitality will depend on nutrition, correct vitamin is vital to bodily fitness. Here is my eighth Hub devoted to female determine rivals and fitness competitors. Yes she is ripped and smooth, however there may be also a LOT of power in those muscles.

Monique began out doing some runway modeling when she was simply 13 years previous and moved on from that into fitness, where she primarily focused on determine competitions. Entrepreneurs should deal with the enhancement of senior life total, as a result of engaging in exercise and actions, slightly than the promise that, if you be a part of up you’ll achieve this enviable body or snag that scorching date.…