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Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)

May 29, 2012

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) is a long-term national health study that has focused on strategies for preventing heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. These chronic diseases are the major causes of death, disability, and frailty in older women of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Participants at several clinical centers made quilts for WHI. In many cases the woman who sewed the quilt block also contributed a personal statement about her participation in the study. Collectively, these statements speak in the powerful voice of WHI’s participants – communicating a message of generosity, diversity and commitment to leaving a legacy of knowledge about women’s health for future generations.

Click on the image to got the website. Take some time and read the stories that go along with the quilt blocks. This is an amazing study.

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