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.
SWAN Investigators publish article about supporting leisure physical activity to mitigate bone loss
Whether greater leisure time physical activity (LTPA) is associated with less bone mineral density (BMD) loss during the menopause transition (MT) remains an open question.
SWAN investigator, Dr. Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez, is featured in Verywell Health article, “Don’t Dread Menopause. Prepare for It Instead.”
The lead-up to menopause can feel daunting—you may no longer have full control over aspects of your bodily health that you enjoyed in your 20s and 30s.
Clinical Presentation Award Winner
Mary Schiff was recognized as the Second Place Clinical Presentation Award Winner for her presentation entitled “Long-term exposure to neighborhood poverty throughout midlife and subclinical cardiovascular disease burden in subsequent years: The Study of Women’s...
US News & World Report article titled, “Sleep Key to Good Mental Health for Older Women” features SWAN investigator, Dr. Leslie Swanson
In this article, Dr. Swanson provides significant input on sleep timing, sleep regularity, and psychological health.
National Geographic article titled, “What happens during menopause? Science is finally piecing it together” features SWAN investigator, Dr. Nanette Santoro
All women who reach their 50s inevitably pass through menopause. Experts share the latest science and best ways to cope.
Good Housekeeping article titled, “Menopause and VMS by the Numbers” features SWAN investigator, Dr. Sioban Harlow, from the University of Michigan
These stats about how—and when—women are handling menopause and vasomotor symptoms like hot flashes might surprise you.