Investigating Health for Mid-Life and Older Women
The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years. The study examines the physical, biological, psychological and social changes during this transitional period.
SWAN is an active study with engaged investigators and participants.
What is SWAN?
The study examines the physical, biological, psychological and social changes during this transitional period. The goal of SWAN’s research is to help scientists, health care providers and women learn how mid-life experiences affect health and quality of life during aging. The study is co-sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women’s Health, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The NIA News released a health article entitled, “Four studies explore women’s brain and heart health during midlife.”
The NBC News released a health article entitled, “Prescription sleep pills not likely to help women in long run, study finds.”
The Washington Post released a health article entitled, “Black women’s health problems during menopause haven’t been a focus of medicine.
The American Heart Association recently released an important scientific statement entitled “Menopause Transition and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Implications for Timing Early Prevention”.
In an article from Everyday Health, SWAN results of racial and ethnic disparities in menopause are discussed.
SWAN Researchers recognized for paper published in Menopause in 2019.