Health and Aging

Featured Health Topic: Women's Health

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Dr. Nancy Nadon, lead scientist for NIA’s Intervention Testing Program, discusses the importance of using female, along with male, mice when determining the effects of compounds on health and longevity.

The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) study

Researchers reviewing test results on a computer screenThe Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is the first large-scale national study to examine the health of women in their 40s and 50s. Scientists are exploring physical, biological, social, and psychological changes in women during mid-life with interest in five racial/ethnic groups—Hispanic, Japanese-American, Chinese-American, African-American, and Caucasian. Learn more about SWAN »

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