• Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research Creates Healthier Communities

    Aug 25, 2020 by Devin Lynn
    The CWHR is empowering women to ask questions and advocate for their own health, by arming them with the knowledge and data about how various health issues impact women specifically. Sex differences research helps all people by determining the differences and the optimal treatments for women and their families.
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  • Women Have Unique Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Expert

    Jul 9, 2020
    Men and women are different — especially when considering risk factors for heart disease. Some conditions specific to women, such as endometriosis or premature menopause, are linked to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
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  • Depression Associated with Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    Jun 16, 2020 by Simon Fraser University
    A new study provides further evidence of the link between depressive symptoms and an increased risk of heart disease and early death.
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  • Pregnancy Loss Tied to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    Jun 1, 2020 by Nicholas Bakalar
    New research shows that women who have had a prior miscarriage have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. While the exact reason for this connection is unknown, the authors proposed two possible explanations - 1) prediabetes at the time of the miscarriage may have led to that pregnancy loss as well as future type 2 diabetes; or 2) there is a genetic background linking risk for miscarriage and risk for type 2 diabetes.
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  • Researcher Management and Leadership Training Course Launches Worldwide

    Jun 19, 2020 by Mark Couch
    Faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently launched Researcher Management and Leadership Training on Coursera.org — a global learning platform partnering with leading universities and organizations to offer online education.
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  • Mind the Brain: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

    Apr 21, 2020 by C. Neill Epperson, MD
    Dr. Neill Epperson, chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry and CWHR senior faculty, recently announced the availability of new resources from the CU Department of Psychiatry to address mental health issues during this time of uncertainty. These resources may help you cope with COVID-19 and prepare a resiliency plan for you and your family.
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  • Does Covid-19 Hit Women and Men Differently? U.S. Isn’t Keeping Track

    Apr 3, 2020 by Alisha Haridasani Gupta
    The US is missing the boat on tracking sex differences in coronavirus infections. Researching sex differences and the immune system is important as we look for new treatments and a possible vaccine.
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  • Study links frequent tooth brushing to lower risk of diabetes while dental disease and missing teeth associated with increased risk

    Mar 3, 2020 by Yoonkyung Chang Ji Sung Lee Ki-Jung Lee Ho Geol Woo Tae-Jin Song
    You knew that a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent many cases of diabetes - now it appears that tooth-brushing frequently may also be protective. The benefits appear greater in women than in men, and in younger than in older people.
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  • Maintain Your Muscle

    Mar 1, 2020 by Harrison Wein, PhD
    Strength training, also called resistance training or weight training, is particularly important. It brings many benefits. First, it makes your muscles stronger. That can help you keep up the activities you enjoy—at any stage of your life.
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  • Why Sex Matters at the Pharmacy

    Jan 30, 2020 by Joshua Eferighe
    Sex matters at the pharmacy. Women are nearly twice as likely to report an adverse reaction to their medications, with more serious side effects, compared to men.
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  • Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria

    Jan 23, 2020 by Endocrine Society
    Center for Women's Health scientist Melanie Cree-Green and colleagues linked polycystic ovarian syndrome with altered patterns of gut bacteria - a step toward finding new mechanisms and treatment options.
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  • 'Women have been woefully neglected': does medical science have a gender problem?

    Dec 18, 2019 by Nicola Slawson
    There is five times more research into erectile dysfunction, which affects 19% of men, than into premenstrual syndrome, which affects 90% of women.
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  • Meet The Womanikin, The Breasted Vest Working To Close The CPR Gender Gap

    Dec 7, 2019 by Rachel Treisman
    Research shows that bystanders are less likely to perform CPR on women than men, and experts say superficial anatomical differences may lead people to assume chest compressions must be performed differently on men and women, which is not true. The Womanikin campaign is part of a larger discussion among public health advocates working to solve this problem.
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  • Men and women aren't equal when it comes to concussion

    Dec 6, 2019 by David Robson
    Researchers evaluate possible reasons for greater risk of concussions in women than men and kick-start a "pink concussions" awareness movement.
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  • How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Help in Psychological Disorders

    Nov 26, 2019 by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D.
    When you think about your mental health, how often do you consider that your physical health may be part of the picture? A new study suggests that a lack of physical activity has additional consequences for people with serious mental illness.
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  • Report claims more women than men injured by medical devices

    Nov 28, 2019 by Medical Plastics News
    A new report reveals more women than men have been injured by a medical device, such as a metal hip implant. It urges the FDA to further investigate possible sex differences in adverse reactions to implantable medical devices to assure safety for women and men.
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  • In Stroke, Outcomes Differ for Men and Women

    Dec 5, 2019 by Susan Fitzgerald
    A large study shows women survive stroke more often than men but have worse disability as a consequence of the stroke, with possible contributors being the lower use of cardiovascular preventive medications in women.
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  • Your diagnosis was wrong. Could doctor bias have been a factor?

    Nov 18, 2019 by Eve Glicksman
    Recent research suggests that implicit gender bias leads to incorrect diagnoses. Check out these experts' tips to head bias off at the pass.
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  • An Experimental Genetic Test Gives Early Warning For Kids At Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes

    Oct 14, 2019 by RICHARD HARRIS
    Nearly half of all children who develop Type 1 diabetes don't know they have the disease until they end up in the hospital with a condition that puts them at risk of coma or even death.
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  • Facebook, medical associations launch preventive health tool

    Oct 28, 2019 by Marc Iskowitz
    Facebook is taking a step toward leveraging its social media platform for public health. The social giant said it’s teaming up with four national medical groups to launch a preventive health tool offering tailored advice, the ability to set check-up reminders and other actionable information.
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  • Less Weight Needed to Cause Diabetes in Minorities

    Sep 24, 2019 by Serena Gordon
    One of the biggest risk factors for Type 2 diabetes is excess weight. But you don't have to be overweight to have the disease -- and new research revealed that some racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to have diabetes at lower weights.
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  • Workplaces could be good setting for diabetes prevention

    Sep 27, 2019 by Vishwadha Chander
    People in certain occupations have a three-times-higher risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those in other jobs, probably because of lifestyle factors, a nationwide study in Sweden suggests.
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  • Frequent Hot Flashes During Menopause Tied to Heart Attacks and Strokes Later

    Sep 25, 2019 by Lisa Rapaport
    Women who have frequent hot flashes early in menopause or over a long period of time may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women who don’t suffer from regular hot flashes, a new study suggests.
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  • New Study Increases Understanding of Why Women Receive Less Bystander CPR Than Men

    Jun 3, 2019 by CWHR
    A new national study led by Dr. Sarah M. Perman, CWHR researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine at CU Anschutz School Medicine is the first to explore public perceptions of why community bystanders may not administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive women in cardiac arrest.
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  • 5th Annual Girls’ Career Day

    Aug 9, 2019 by CWHR
    On Tuesday, June 4, the School of Medicine’s Center for Women's Health Research and UCHealth jointly hosted 50 girls from high schools across the Front Range for the fifth annual Girls’ Career Day. The program featured a full day of interactive activities, lectures, and discovery across the Anschutz Medical Campus. Each year, the CWHR and UCHealth tailor a unique agenda to ensure that the girls gain exposure to an array of careers in health care.
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  • Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits

    Jul 31, 2019 by Gretchen Reynolds
    People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of workouts and waistlines. The findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none, and the study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us.
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  • Gender Differences in Manifestation of Diseases Lead to Poorer Diagnosis and Treatment in Women

    Jun 11, 2019 by James Ives
    For women, gender bias can result in poorer diagnosis and treatment. As María Teresa Ruiz Cantero, Prof. in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alicante states, "We can no longer pursue the 'one size fits all' model based on men," as this negatively impacts the quality of health care, medical education and research.
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  • Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

    May 30, 2019 by JoAnna Klein, New York Times
    "The first time I had a heart attack, no one took me seriously. The emergency room doctors assumed I was having a panic attack...
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  • Early-onset Type 1 Diabetes May Influence Bone Quality in Women

    Apr 9, 2019 by Viral Shah, MD
    “Our results suggest significant impairment in the bone structural quality among patients who were diagnosed with [type 1 diabetes] before the age of 20 years,” the researchers wrote. “Young-onset [type 1 diabetes] is characterized by lower trabecular [volumetric] BMD at the distal radius and cortical bone size deficit at the radial and tibial shaft. This may be due to reduced periosteal apposition and increased endosteal resorption, resulting in a cortical deficit among patients with [type 1 diabetes].” The researchers noted several study limitations, including the inclusion of only postmenopausal women, the small sample size and the limited resolution of peripheral quantitative CT, which did not allow for the evaluation of trabecular structure or cortical porosity.
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  • Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

    Aug 7, 2017 by Gina Kolata
    For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution. Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone whose levels rise at menopause could be...
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  • Too Little Sleep Tied to Weight Gain in Kids

    Sep 26, 2017 by Lisa Rapaport
    (Reuters Health) - Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests. The researchers focused on 368 normal weight children between...
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  • Powerful Antioxidant Can Halt, Prevent Fatty Liver Disease

    Jan 22, 2018 by David Kelly
    As obesity continues to rise in the U.S., non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. But new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus...
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