SWHR hosts virtual events that feature expert researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and patient advocates discussing the latest information around research, clinical care, and policy for a variety of diseases and conditions that disproportionately or differently affect women.
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During this SWHR Instagram Live event, leaders from SWHR and Let's Talk Menopause discuss menopause wellness at work.
Click the image above or this link to play the YouTube video recording. An estimated 6,000 women in the United States reach menopause daily, with 51 being the average age. For many individuals, the hormonal changes that take place during the menopause transition are associated with physical and psychological symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood fluctuations, sleep disruptions, and cognitive challenges. These highly variable symptoms are commonly misdiagnosed, resulting in inappropriate management and disruption…
Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease that affects more than 200 million women worldwide. Endometrial lesions tend to form in the pelvic cavity outside of the uterus, causing pain in a woman’s pelvis and back, between periods, and with intercourse, as well as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. In fact, 30-50% of individuals with endometriosis experience infertility. Although endometriosis can begin in adolescence and also affect postmenopausal women, it is most commonly diagnosed in a woman’s 30s or 40s. Endometriosis…
The MichBio Showcase will bring together industry professionals, thought leaders, and changemakers from all life sciences sectors with patients and patient advocates, higher education and research professionals, services providers, students, and economic development and nonprofit partners to promote industry connectivity, share best practices and emerging trends insights, explore the changing healthcare landscape, and drive industry growth. Catch SWHR at the event! SWHR will be exhibiting and presenting at the Showcase. SWHR's presentation, "Addressing Disparities Through Patient, Provider, and Policymaker Collaborations: Women's…
Addressing Sex Differences in Heart Health and Access to Care Barriers that Impact Outcomes for Women: A Policy and Public Health Approach
SWHR's interdisciplinary Heart Health Policy Working Group of policy experts, researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates meet to discuss policy needs and opportunities as they relate to women’s heart health across the lifespan.
Click the image above or this link to play the YouTube video recording. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women (and men) in the United States, accounting for nearly 500,000 deaths in U.S. women each year. Despite its impact, a significant number of women are not aware that cardiovascular disease is a major health risk. During this joint webinar hosted by the Society for Women’s Heart Research and WomenHeart, hear from women about their personal journeys…
Efforts to Advance Menopause in the UK: A Conversation with the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee
https://youtu.be/nA7xjCqYpOA In July 2022, the UK Parliament House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee published the report “Menopause and the Workplace” to examine “the extent of discrimination faced by menopausal people in the workplace” and to investigate how “Government policy and workplace practices can better support those experiencing menopause.” The report explored the areas, including stigma around menopause, current laws, and how menopause is affecting women in the workplace, and provided a set of recommendations to the government. During this…
Click the image above or this link to play the YouTube video recording. Bone health is important for overall health. Bones protect the body’s organs from injury as well as store and release the body’s supply of calcium. Bone fractures can lead to decreased mobility, physical function, independence, and quality of life – and they are costly. The estimated national cost of osteoporosis, the most common form of bone disease, and related fractures is $22 billion, and that number…
SWHR is hosting an Instagram Live event with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) expert to share educational information and discuss the benefits of the flu vaccine for women and their families, with a focus on pregnant populations.
SWHR is hosting a series of public forums to share educational information about the importance and value of innovative diagnostics throughout the lifespan and across disease states and conditions, with special a focus on cancer and healthy aging.