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10/22/2013
The Michigan site will be hosting two (2) SWAN Night-Out events on November 7th and November 19th. Dr. Sioban Harlow and the SWAN team will highlight SWAN contributions to science and update the attendees on the future direction of the study.   read more »
06/5/2013
(Reuters Health) - Despite evidence suggesting that women whose uterus has been removed may be more likely to experience heart troubles, a new study finds that the usual signs of heart disease risk are not more severe in middle-aged women after hysterectomy.   read more »
04/1/2013
A new formula to predict a woman's final menstrual period could help menopausal women fight bone loss and reduce their heart disease risk, a new study reports   read more »
11/14/2012
Substantial changes in the diameter and thickness of a section of carotid artery in perimenopausal women may indicate a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, according to Pitt researchers.   read more »
03/12/2012
According to research conducted at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, women who suffer from persistent depressive symptoms may be more likely to have elevated levels of CT-assessed coronary artery calcification (CAC), an indicator of future heart disease.   read more »
03/2/2012
Chronic stress could be leading to increased inflammation for many women.  In a study out of the University of Minnesota, researchers analyzed the association between financial strain and several other factors along with circulating levels of adiponectin, an important anti-inflammatory hormone that modulates several metabolic processes.   read more »
10/28/2011
And the answer is a resounding yes.    read more »
10/26/2011
A study published in the October 26 issue of JAMA reveals that patients with certain genes or specific factors related to using the anti-clotting drug clopidogrel have a higher potential risk of experiencing a blood clot within a coronary stent shortly after placement.    read more »
10/26/2011
Women infected with cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) appear also to be at increased for cardiovascular diseases and stroke, even in the absence of other more conventional risk factors.   read more »
08/22/2011

A new study finds a baffling drop in mammography rates among U.S. women was due to a decline in hormone therapy. (National Cancer Institute)

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08/22/2011
Prunes are superior to figs, dates, strawberries and raisins in terms of preventing reabsorption of bones.    read more »
08/15/2011
Joel Finkelstein, an endocrinologist at Mass. General, says that concerns shouldn’t lead patients to disregard the well-established benefits of treatment. “Bisphosphonates have been evaluated more thoroughly than most any other medication,’’ he says, and “the evidence for their benefits is far, far greater’’ than the known risks.   read more »
08/12/2011

Bariatric surgery can be beneficial for obese people, but it also can lead to significant bone loss.

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08/8/2011

Risk can be 50 times higher if two or more siblings have venous thromboembolism, researchers say.

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08/8/2011
Adults who consume high levels of sugar—particularly fructose or high fructose corn syrup—have significantly elevated levels of several risk factors for heart disease, a new study shows.    read more »
08/8/2011
Fears about the risks of estrogen replacement therapy have led many women to turn to soy products to treat the symptoms of menopause.    read more »
08/8/2011

Researchers found that high blood pressure at the start of the study was associated with an increased appearance of white areas on the scan, a sign of brain deterioration.

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08/7/2011
Constipation, an easy-to-identify condition, may be a marker for cardiovascular risk factors and increased cardiovascular risk in older women, according to the results of a large analysis.   read more »
08/5/2011
Older women who have sleep apnea are more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia.   read more »
08/2/2011
A study done in China suggests a link between eating plant fiber and a lower risk of developing breast cancer   read more »
07/27/2011

Exercise and weight control can cut the odds for older women even further, researchers say.

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07/25/2011
Inactivity appears to promote thinner bones, while exercise supports more bone tissue.   read more »
07/21/2011
Weight has the strongest effect on the sex hormones that increase breast cancer risk in post menopausal women, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer this week.   read more »
07/20/2011
Bone cells are meant to bear weight or undergo pressure. When the force of gravity isn’t being used against bones, there’s no force to make them store calcium and other minerals.   read more »
07/11/2011

Boomers hitting traditional retirement age, but that doesn't mean what it once did.

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07/6/2011
Adhering to a healthy lifestyle, including not smoking, exercising regularly, having a low body weight and eating a healthy diet, appears to lower the risk of sudden cardiac death in women.   read more »
07/1/2011
Coming on the heels of several similar investigations, a new study of polyphenols - which give blueberries and other fruits their color - has determined that they may boost bone growth or even prevent osteoporosis.   read more »
06/29/2011

Clinical trials might help determine why a third say they don't feel well, compared with less than a 10th of non-Hispanic white women.

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06/20/2011
Millions of adults with peripheral artery disease are not receiving the medications needed to reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and death.   read more »
06/17/2011
 Research shows that a moderate increase in the amount of soluble fiber in a person's diet is likely to lower his or her risk of developing heart disease.   read more »
06/17/2011
If you are wondering how your brain is aging, just look in the mirror. New research has drawn a link between aging of skin and aging of the brain.   read more »
06/17/2011
Women with untreated celiac disease may hit menopause earlier, and have a higher risk of some pregnancy complications, than women without the disease, suggests a small study.   read more »
06/17/2011

While the low-fat diet craze led some doctors to worry that Americans would instead start eating too many carbohydrates, a new study suggests that eating low-fat doesn't have to increase carbohydrate-fueled health risks.

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06/16/2011
The pneumonia vaccine is a good idea for patients 65 and older and for others at higher risk, such as those with chronic cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma.   read more »
06/16/2011
There's a new option for millions of women at high risk for breast cancer.
 
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06/14/2011
By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows.   read more »
06/13/2011
Mutant Protein Involved in Premature Aging Condition May Also Play Role in Normal Aging
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06/12/2011

Some experts wonder if the trend threatens older women's sexuality, self-confidence

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06/10/2011
While bones need vitamin D and calcium to avoid becoming brittle or developing osteoporosis, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have announced that the compound citrate may contribute to bone strength, too.   read more »
06/10/2011
Deep wrinkles, a telltale sign of aging, may also offer important clues about a woman’s bone fracture risk, according to a new study in early menopausal women.   read more »
06/9/2011
Skin cancer is also the most common form of cancer in the United States and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime.   read more »
06/9/2011

A study has suggested that making small, healthy lifestyle changes and involvement in meaningful activities are critical to healthy aging.

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06/8/2011
For individuals who are not otherwise at risk for osteoporosis, having celiac disease puts them at more than four times the risk of developing progressive bone loss, according to researchers from the Lancaster University School of Health and Medicine.   read more »
06/8/2011
The primary risk factors of colon cancer are a personal history of colon polyps, precancerous lesions or a family history of colon cancer.  Diet also plays a large role, with the Western diet strongly associated with higher rates of colon cancer.   read more »
06/7/2011
Several studies, including the 2007 study published in Circulation, suggest that diet sodas have some of the same effects on health as regular sodas, despite having none or very little of the sugar.   read more »
06/5/2011

Study found no benefit for controlling symptoms of breast cancer therapy, menopause

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06/3/2011

Study Shows Hot Flashes Are Less Bothersome After Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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06/1/2011

Paternal smoking seems to have more effect than a woman whose husband smokes.

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