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AMWA 2013 Annual Report
2013 was a successful year for AMWA. Please read our Annual Report here.
Conference on Human Sex Trafficking
AMWA and Mt. Sinai Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine co-hosted a training on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children by Girls Educational and Mentoring Services on Dec. 14-15, 2013.
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AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting — March 14-16, 2014
Call for Posters — deadline Jan. 31, 2014
Advocacy Day — March 13, 2014
Volunteers needed to lead Advocacy Day groups
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Cancer-linked flame retardants eased out of furniture in 2014
As environmentalists hail the passage of new standards in California that will facilitate this change nation-wide, there’s no guarantee that our bodies will be free anytime soon of these chemicals, including polybrominated diphenyl ethers, which have now been linked to cancer, reproductive problems and lower IQs in children.
'Pain free' after surgery is new goal at more hospitals
The Wall Street Journal
Hospitals world-wide are paying closer attention to patients' postsurgery pain and adopting proven techniques for controlling it.
New cervical cancer analysis offers clues on role of HPV
The Huffington Post
Researchers identified 13 genetic mutations that can now be considered significant for cervical cancer.
Even modest weight loss might boost heart health in women
In a study of 417 women participating in weight loss programs for up to 24 months, those who sustained a 10 percent or greater loss of their body weight for two years reduced their total cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, glucose and inflammation markers.
Decision aids reduce mammograms among older women
Women should have a mammogram every two years between ages 50 and 74, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
Many women still have pain one year after breast cancer surgery
Researchers revealed that the factors associated with the women's pain included chronic pain and depression before surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Aging population will continue to drive healthcare job growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that altogether, the healthcare sector is expected to grow at a 2.6 percent annual rate until 2022 and comprise about 5 million of the 15.6 million new jobs created during that period
Hormone levels in women using contraception affect nerve activity involved in vessel constriction
A new study looks at the hormone/SNS relationship in young women taking hormone contraceptives.
Calcium + vitamin D failed to reduce hip fracture, colorectal cancer risk
Calcium and vitamin D supplementation did not decrease the risk for hip fracture or colorectal cancer after an average of 11 years.
USPSTF: BRCA testing beneficial for women with high risk
Risk assessment, genetic counseling and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer are beneficial for a small group of high-risk women, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
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