Second Place Poster Prize

Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh was recognized by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

O Magazine Highlights SWAN

In a recent O Magazine article, SWAN was recognized as a major source of scientific knowledge about midlife women and menopause.

Congratulations to Alexis Reeves!

University of Michigan Epidemiology PhD student Alexis Reeves, MPH has been awarded a two-year F31 award from the National Institute of Aging.

1st Place Poster Presentation

Alexis Nasr presented a poster at the American Heart Association’s 26th annual Fellows Research Day at the University of Pittsburgh on January 12.

OPRAH.COM Article References SWAN Paper (Oct 2016)

his paper reports that women with  higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) were more likely to experience premenstrual moodiness, cramps, backaches, weight gain and bloating and breast pain.

SWAN Featured in the NY Times

SWAN study findings about hot flashes was recently published in the New York Times diminishing the myth that hot- flashes last for only a few years.

Congratulations to Jelena Pavlovic!

Jelena Pavlovic’s paper, “Are Drops in Estrogen Levels More Rapid in Women with Migraine?” was recently published in an online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of American Academy of Neurology.

Congratulations to Samar El Khoudary!

Samar El Khoudary selected to present manuscript at this year’s “Best of JCEM 2016” oral session Samar was selected to present her JCEM (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism) manuscript entitled, “Cardiovascular Fat, Menopause, and Sex Hormones in Women:...

Vitamin D Won’t Strengthen Older Women’s Bones

No increases seen in bone density, muscle mass or mobility, no matter the dose. WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the...

More Frequent Overnight Hot Flashes Linked with Brain Scan Changes

Women who experience more hot flashes, particularly while sleeping, during the menopause transition are more likely to have brain changes reflecting a higher risk for cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke and other brain blood flow problems, according to a pilot...

Vitamin D, Calcium Don’t Reduce Menopause Symptoms

Large study finds no difference between women who took supplements and those who didn’t. WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D and calcium supplements don’t help ease the...

Urinary incontinence problematic for many women over 40, study finds

Newly published SWAN research shows that urinary incontinence is problematic for many women over 40. By Sammy Caiola Women who experience leakage from their bladders or have the “got to go” feeling at inconvenient times are not alone, a new study...

Up to 14 Years of Hot Flashes Found in Menopause Study

Newly published SWAN research shows that menopausal symptoms may continue for up to 14 years. By PAM BELLUCK Conventional wisdom has it that hot flashes, which afflict up to 80 percent of middle-aged women, usually persist for just a few years. But hot flashes can...

SWAN Night-Out at the Michigan Site

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. In November, the Michigan...

Hysterectomy not tied to heart risk factors: study

(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....

New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman’s Final Menstrual Period

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. The formula is based on the changing levels of two hormones: estradiol, which is found in the ovaries;...