The best science, stories, and strategies related to this month’s national health themes. Check back throughout the month for new additions. 

In October, the Network Celebrates...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

World Menopause Day

Menopause is a point in time 12 months after a woman's last period. The years leading up to that point, when women may have changes in their monthly cycles, hot flashes, or other symptoms, are called the menopausal transition or perimenopause. Despite effecting 50% of the population, menopause is understudied, womens’ symptoms are often minimized by providers and peers alike, and menopause is rarely accommodated in the workplace. Learn more about menopause below.  

Bone and Joint Health National Action Week

Bone and joint disease is a burden carried mostly by women in the U.S. For example: The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that half of all women over the age of 50 will eventually develop osteoporosis and that 80% of Americans with osteoporosis are women. And Arthritis, one of the most prevalent joint diseases, is vastly more common in womenArm yourself with the knowledge to keep your bones and joints healthy below.  

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

According to the National Library of Medicineas many as one in four women will be victims of domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence) at some point in their lives. Domestic violence isn’t just physicalit can be emotional, mental, technological, or financial. Learn more below.