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It’s the Holiday Season: Do You Know Where Your Meds Are?

Posted on 20 November 2015

What do you think of when it comes to Thanksgiving? Spending time with friends and loved ones? A giant turkey or tofurky with all the fixings? You're likely thinking of all the planning, cooking, and entertaining -- and storing your medications couldn't be further from your mind, right?

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SWHR Congratulates Sen. Barbara Mikulski for Earning Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted on 18 November 2015

Longtime supporter of women’s health research Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) will be awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on November 24th at a ceremony at the White House.

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Infectious Diseases Are More Closely Linked to Sex and Gender Than We Think

Posted on 06 November 2015

Did you know that more women get sick from salmonella than men? Or that men are more likely to develop staph infections? These are just two examples of the many infectious diseases that impact women and men differently.


SWHR Strongly Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Posted on 28 October 2015

While no deal is perfect, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2016 replaces sequestration equally for both defense and nondefense over the next two years.

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GAO Finds NIH Has Made Progress Including Women in Research, But Improved Reporting And Analysis Needed

Posted on 26 October 2015

Last week, The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, showing that more work needs to be done in reporting and analysis policies to further ensure women and minorities are being accurately represented in clinical trials.