The SWAN Seven Score risk tool predicts midlife women’s future health risks 10 years out.
The SWAN Seven Score risk tool assesses older women’s risk for major problems 10 years out.
New York Times article titled “Menopause is Different for Women of Color” features SWAN Investigators, Dr. Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, Dr. Monica Christmas and Dr. Rebecca Thurston
The article references SWAN as a study that has found some key differences in the menopause transition across races.
SWAN investigator Dr. Siobhan Harlow discusses the challenges, contributing factors and coping methods for increased midlife menstrual flow.
Researchers say understanding differences in when menopause starts in racial and ethnic groups can help with screening and preventive care.
In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, NIA and the Office on Women’s Health will host a live Q&A on women’s health and aging.
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.
Mary Schiff was recognized as the Second Place Clinical Presentation Award Winner at the American Heart Association’s annual Fellows Research Day.
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.
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 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.”
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.
While the possibility of this health issue goes up after menopause, that doesn’t mean you can’t reduce your risk.
Researchers analyzed blood tests conducted on 1,537 women between the ages of 42 and 63. The long-term SWAN study monitored changes in the women’s health as they went through the menopausal transition.
Four SWAN investigators assumed leadership positions of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) for 2019-2020.
Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh was recognized by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
A group of SWAN investigators led by Dr. Samar El Khoudary at the University of Pittsburgh have published a review of the SWAN results and progress in Menopause.
In a recent O Magazine article, SWAN was recognized as a major source of scientific knowledge about midlife women and menopause.
University of Michigan Epidemiology PhD student Alexis Reeves, MPH has been awarded a two-year F31 award from the National Institute of Aging.
“Temporal increases in 25-hydroxyvitamin D in midlife women: Longitudinal results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)” has been accepted for publication in Clinical Endocrinology
Over an 11 year period, average serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) increased 16.2 nmol/L (6.5 ng/mL) in a cohort of midlife women followed longitudinally through the SWAN Study.
University Michigan graduate student, Alexis Reeves was selected by the Society of Epidemiologic Research (SER) to present at 2019 SER Student Workshop.
The relation between the menopause transition (MT) and changes in body composition or weight remains uncertain.
Multi-ethnic study shows midlife women with more physical activity or a lower calorie diet have less risk of developing heart disease
Midlife women transitioning to menopause may be able to lower their risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes, if they exercise more or eat a lower calorie diet.
Alexis Nasr presented a poster at the American Heart Association’s 26th annual Fellows Research Day at the University of Pittsburgh on January 12.
“Prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Herbal Remedy Use in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women: Results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation.”
An Oprah.com article references a recently published SWAN paper.
Congratulations to SWAN authors: Samar El Khoudary (pictured), Imke Janssen, Susan A. Everson-Rose, Lynda H. Powell, and Karen A. Matthews!
Congratulations to SWAN authors Arun S. Karlamangla (pictured), WeiJuan Han, Mei-Hua Huang, and Gail A. Greendale!
Endocrine Today is featuring a SWAN paper that was recently published in Diabetic Medicine.
Congratulations to SWAN authors Jennifer Karas Montez, Joyce T. Bromberger, Siobán D. Harlow, Howard M. Kravitz, and Karen A. Matthews!
Congratulations to SWAN Investigator Rebecca Thurston, Ph.D. who was awarded this year’s Henry Burger Prize from the International Menopause Society.
Please join us in congratulating SWAN Investigator Dr. Deborah M. Mitchell, who is one of six recipients of the 2016 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Rising Star Award.
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.
Dr. Ellen Gold and colleagues recently published “The Relation of Inflammation to Premenstrual Symptoms” in the Journal of Women’s Health.
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.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nanette Santoro! She is the winner of the 2016 Laureate Award for Outstanding Mentorship given by the Endocrine Society.
Samar was selected to present her JCEM at this year’s “Best of JCEM 2016” oral session.
Postmenopausal women younger than age 65 who experienced a wrist fracture could be at increased risk for bone fractures in other parts of their bodies later in life, new research concludes.
High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates.
Late and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for heart disease.
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.
Large study finds no difference between women who took supplements and those who didn’t.
Newly published SWAN research shows that urinary incontinence is problematic for many women over 40.
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke.
Newly published SWAN research shows that menopausal symptoms may continue for up to 14 years.
Sex Hormone Levels at Midlife Linked to Bad Cholesterol Carriers that Increase Heart Disease Risk in Women
As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease.
Our Principal Investigator, Sioban Harlow, will lead the sessions that will discuss what we have learned together with an update on the future direction of the study.
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.
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.
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.