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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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February 2022

Menopause Mindfulness: Embracing the Change of My Midlife

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb5Jb68pxaw Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after…

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

March 2022

The Fertility Journey: Understanding Options and Navigating Care

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ6sSJre2wg Infertility—defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of regular, unprotected sex—is increasingly common in the United States. Nearly 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining their pregnancy. While infertility occurs equally in men and women, women tend to bear a disproportionate focus and burden in treatment and management. Treatment options span from medications to invasive surgery and assisted reproductive technologies. About 12% of women ages 15-49 have received some type of infertility service. Navigating…

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

April 2022

Improving Lives by Detecting Sexually Transmitted Infections Early

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGQZjDg6lzg In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and…

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

May 2022

Assessing and Promoting Bone Health Across the Lifespan

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JABYDMHBEzA&feature=youtu.be   In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening…

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

Steps to Strengthen America’s Seniors: How Preventing Osteoporosis Helps America’s Health System

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4UdcKv9X6g&feature=youtu.be Osteoporosis is a disease that decreases bone mineral density and mass, causing the bones to become weak and brittle. Affecting about 45 million Americans, osteoporosis is common – but it is more common in women (women account for 80% of the estimated 10 million Americans age 50 and older with osteoporosis). One in two women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Osteoporosis is also costly. Each year, it is responsible for 2 million broken bones and $19…

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

June 2022

How Hormones Can Tell a Fertility Story

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https://youtu.be/mRFK0E0i8CE In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and…

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

Closing the Loop for Lupus in Women’s Health Care

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https://youtu.be/sH4W2H3IbRw Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by widespread inflammation that often results in damage to the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys and blood vessels. An estimated 1.5 million Americans have some form of lupus, and 90% are women between the ages of 15 and 44. Lupus is more prevalent among women of color, who also develop symptoms at younger ages and have more severe symptoms and complications from the disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common…

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

July 2022

Menopause Mindfulness: A Personal Toolkit for Menopause Preparedness

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https://youtu.be/-jWNRmi5pjo Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after…

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Taking Heed of Alzheimer’s Disease: Recognizing and Responding to a Coming Crisis

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https://youtu.be/ehHwWzjVCvw Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is a growing crisis. The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing quickly, with the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s expected to more than double by 2050. Of the approximately 5.8 million people in the United States who have Alzheimer’s disease, two-thirds of them are women, and clear racial and ethnic disparities exist in both prevalence and incidence. Further, women have a 30% higher risk of dying from…

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT

August 2022

Menopause Mindfulness: Understanding the Many Paths to Menopause

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https://youtu.be/iIDm5QFIL2E Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after…

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
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