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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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May 2022

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

Addressing Barriers in Research and Health Care for Women Living with Lupus

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Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own tissues, creating widespread inflammation and symptoms throughout the body, often resulting in organ tissue damage – most commonly in the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys and blood vessels. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common type of lupus, affecting multiple parts of the body, whereas cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) primarily affects the skin. Sometimes individuals can develop a temporary druginduced lupus due to reactions from certain medications,…

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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

Empowering Women with Psoriatic Arthritis: Improving the Patient Journey

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More than 8 million Americans and 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is characterized by patches of red or discolored and irritated skin, often covered by flaky white or gray scales, depending on the skin type. An estimated 10-30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a type of inflammatory arthritis linked to psoriasis. Of those with PsA, 85% develop the skin disease before the joint disease. Psoriasis often appears between the…

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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

Addressing Barriers to Care for Women with Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions

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Autoimmune diseases are a group of more than 80 chronic and often disabling diseases that develop when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own healthy organs, tissues, and cells. The rates of autoimmune diseases and conditions in the United States are rising—and women are disproportionately affected. Specifically, 80% of patients diagnosed with autoimmune disorders are women, though gender ratios differ among individual diseases. Sex differences also influence symptom manifestation and severity. While the causes of many autoimmune diseases remain…

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

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

SWHR Alzheimer’s Disease Policy Roundtable: Breaking Down the Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease for Women

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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 Alzheimer’s disease than men, and women disproportionately serve as unpaid Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers, which has implications for their work and home life and mental health.  Given the growing aging population in the United States, the burden of Alzheimer’s…

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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