BWHS newsletters are sent to BWHS participants twice a year (in January and July).  Issues provide updates about research progress and results, report on study news, and address various health topics. Click on the links below to read any issue.

July2014CoverJuly 2014

  • BWHS 20th anniversary
  • BWHS Advisory Board
  • Getting Older

 

Jan2014BWHSNewsletter_Page_1January 2014

  • Blood sample collection
  • Stress and illness
  • Good news about coffee

 

newsletter July 2013 coverJuly 2013

  • The BWHS examines stress and illness
  • Health recommendations
  • New BWHS cancer research

 

January_2013_Newsletter_Page_1January 2013

  • NIH supports BWHS for five more years
  • Collecting blood samples
  • Heart disease study with Howard University
  • Sugar-sweetened drinks and health

 

July_2012_NewsletterJuly 2012

  • Who’s in the BWHS?
  • The health effects of air pollution
  • New research findings

 

    January_2012_NewsletterJanuary 2012

    • BWHS to study triple negative breast cancer
    • Recent research findings
    • A new investigator joins the BWHS

     

      July_2011_NewsletterJuly 2011

      • The how and why of the BWHS
      • New BWHS research areas
      • Vitamin D — How much is enough
      • News about the BWHS

       

        January 2011January_2011_Newsletter

        • The BWHS studies sarcoidosis
        • Participant thoughts on healthy eating
        • Other BWHS research

         

          July 2010July_2010_Newsletter

          • How BWHS Research relates to First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for health eating and against obesity in kids

           

             

              January 2010 January_2010_Newsletter

              • The BWHS at 15
              • Breast cancer subtypes
              • Pregnancy and weight gain
              • Other BWHS research

               

                July 2009July_2009_Newsletter

                • Funding, New BWHS investigator
                • New BWHS results
                • 2009 survey questions
                • Completing the BWHS survey on the web

                 

                  January 2009January_2009_Newsletter

                  • A message from Dr. Adams-Campbell
                  • News about diabetes
                  • Genes and the BWHS
                  • A visit to the BWHS

                   

                  July 2008July_2008_Newsletter

                  • New studies at the BWHS
                  • Medical screening tests
                  • New BWHS research on diabetes

                   

                  January 2008January_2008_Newsletter

                  • Questions and answers
                  • Joining hands to improve health
                  • Lowering the risk of diabetes
                  • Voices from the BWHS
                  • BWHS Advisory Board meeting

                  July 2007July_2007_Newsletter

                  • Activities in the BWHS
                  • News from the BWHS
                  • Alternative approaches to health and illness
                  • Blood collection in the BWHS

                   

                  January 2007January_2007_Newsletter

                  • News from the BWHS
                  • Stress, coping, and health in the BWHS
                  • Recent mental health research in the BWHS

                   

                  July 2006July_2006_Newsletter

                  • BWHS in the news
                  • Food and health
                  • What’s good and bad to eat?
                  • What’s going on in the BWHS

                   

                  January 2006January_2006_Newsletter

                  • What’s going on in the BWHS
                  • From your survey responses to study results: Female hormone supplements and breast cancer — Hair relaxers and preterm birth — Physical activity and symptoms of depression — Use of mammography screening

                   

                    Fall 2005Fall_2005_Newsletter

                    • Spotlight on lupus: A new study
                    • Recent findings
                    • Profiles of Howard University investigators
                    • Update on the mouthwash study
                    • Voices from the BWHS

                    January 2005January_2005_Newsletter

                    • BWHS 10th anniversary newsletter

                     

                     

                    July 2004July_2004_Newsletter

                    • Answers to some questions about the BWHS
                    • Findings from the BWHS
                    • What do women in the BWHS do for their Health?

                    January 2004January_2004_Newsletter

                    • Diabetes – A growing epidemic
                    • 2003 Health Survey
                    • BWHS findings on fibroids

                    July 2003July_2003_Newsletter

                    • Key components of the Howard University National Human Genome Center
                    • BWHS-Howard Genetics Project
                    • Recent findings from the BWHS

                    January 2003January_2003_Newsletter

                    • More About female hormones
                    • Racism and health
                    • The BWHS and Public Policy

                    July 2002July_2002_Newsletter

                    • All About uterine fibroids
                    • African-American health in the news

                     

                      January 2002January_2002_Newsletter

                      • Hormone replacement therapy – benefits and risks
                      • News from the BWHS

                       

                        July 2001July_2001_Newsletter

                        • Food data from the BWHS
                        • Mouthwash study
                        • Physical activity validation in the BWHS

                        January 2001January_2001_Newsletter

                        • The why and how of the BWHS

                         

                        July 2000July_2000_Newsletter

                        • Black women’s health in the media
                        • Racism: A health issue
                        • What’s going on in the BWHS

                        January 2000January_2000_Newsletter

                        • Physical activity in the BWHS — Exercise and your heart
                        • Coronary heart disease in the BWHS — Exercise to prevent coronary heart disease
                        • News from the BWHS

                        July 1999July_1999_Newsletter

                        • Questions and answers
                        • What’s going on in the BWHS
                        • Scientific presentations from the BWHS

                        January 1999January_1999_Newsletter

                        • Special studies within the BWHS
                        • Mammography and breast cancer

                         

                          Summer 1998Summer_1998_Newsletter

                          • Design of the BWHS
                          • A personal journey to improved health
                          • A profile of BWHS investigators
                          • A snapshot of BWHS participants

                          Fall 1997Fall_1997_Newsletter

                          • The BWHS since 1995
                          • Health concerns of BWHS participants
                          • Research results