"Hot flashes can be very bothersome and disruptive to women, and there is some confusion about the range of available hot flash therapies," said Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, president and CEO of SWHR. "SWHR believes strongly in the importance of educating women about all of the options available to them, including both hormonal and nonhormonal therapies, so they can make informed choices."
The SWHR and Metagenics survey also found that just 23% of women aged 50 through 64 said that they were aware of all the available therapies for menopause-related hot flashes, and only 1 in 5 (19%) have discussed any and all available options with their health-care providers.
Greenberger, M.S.W., is the President and CEO of the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR
), a national non-profit recognized as the thought leader in research on biological differences in disease and dedicated to transforming women's health through science, advocacy, and education.
is pleased to have found deserving scientists to take on this research."
"Folic acid, calcium with vitamin D and DHA omega 3-together, they make up the 'Big Three' essential nutrients that are important before, during and after pregnancy," said Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, president and CEO of SWHR
. "Fortunately, by paying attention to what they eat, women can easily obtain these nutrients through a balanced diet, fortified foods and supplements."
Women's Health Equity Act was introduced by the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues and the Society for Women's Health Research to order the inclusion of women and minorities in medical trials as well as an office for women's health research (SWHR
In fact, a diet rich in omega-3 during pregnancy and breast-feeding supports healthy pregnancies in many ways, according to SWHR
. Among other benefits, omega-3 helps a mother's emotional well-being after birth and aids the mental and visual development of infants.
It's a shame that SWHR
, founded as an advocate of cutting-edge women's health research, has not been able to do the same.
Women's health activists, researchers, and practitioners formed what is now known as the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR
) in the late 1980s to advocate for women's inclusion as subjects in clinical drug trials.
The studies will be presented at the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR
) "What a Difference an X Makes: The State of Women's Health Research" Conference, which is taking place at the Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR
) has teamed with several women's organizations and CardioDx on a new patient advocacy campaign called "Spread the Word." The campaign's goal is to empower women to be proactive in discussing their heart health and testing options with their healthcare providers.
Sleep research must examine sex and gender differences, with more study of sleep-related problems that affect women as well as potential treatments, according to a report by the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR
) published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal for Women's Health.