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.
Science Magazine featured a SWAN JAMA Network Open article on “Weathering and Selection Bias” by SWAN Investigator Dr. Alexis Reeves
SWAN Investigator Dr. Alexis Reeves from the University of Michigan shows that “weathering” due to racist experiences can lead women of color to experience some medical conditions earlier than their white counterparts
SWAN investigator, Dr. Victoria Fitz, is featured in Healio article, “Infertility, involuntary childlessness link to midlife depressive, anxiety symptoms.”
In this article, Dr. Fitz adds significant input on questioning as to whether women who have a history of infertility experience menopausal symptoms differently as compared to fertile women.
The Oprah Daily released a health article entitled, “For Women of Color, Menopause Is Different.”
The Journal of the AHA recently published the paper titled, “Psychosocial Well-Being and Progression of Coronary Artery Calcification in Midlife Women.”
Dr. Gail Greendale adds essential input regarding women storing fat more in their midsections around menopause rather than in their thighs and hips.
The NIA News released a health article entitled, “Four studies explore women’s brain and heart health during midlife.”