It's Women's Health Week: Bridge the Gap in Women's Health Research with WAM
Two out of three cases of Alzheimer’s disease are women. Alzheimer’s is the 5th leading cause of death in women. Women over 60 are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as breast cancer. And the list goes on.
Why are women so sick? We don’t know. For decades, science only studied men, and as a result, we lack answers and insight into why women are diagnosed with so many diseases at disproportionate rates to men and lag behind in treatments as well. This is why Women's Alzheimer's Movement at Cleveland Clinic (WAM) is on a mission to bridge the gap in women's health research.
WAM has funded 46 Research Grants, advocates for increased funding into research at the highest levels of government, opened the first Woman-based Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic in the nation, and more.
You can learn more about what WAM does to bridge the historic gap in women’s health research on their website and help WAM continue their work to change the future for women’s health here.