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International Congress of the Medical Women's International Assoc.
Seoul, Korea
July 31-Aug. 3, 2013


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Interested in starting an AMWA Branch in your area? Get started in a few easy steps!
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The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) supports individual AMWA branches all over the United States. To find out how to start a branch in your area read this linked article or email associatedirector@amwa-doc.org.
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An update from the Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative, co-founded by AMWA.
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The mission of the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative (SGWHC) is to make sex and gender resources easily accessible and available to educators and clinicians nationwide. Launched by AMWA President Dr. Claudia Morrissey in 2009, (as AMWA’s Women’s Health Working Group), this project has grown and expanded to be a collaborative with many different medical organizations.
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Save the Date
AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting
Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC
March 14-16, 2014.

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NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH


The fight over contraception coverage
United Press International
If ever there was a dispute destined to land within the cool marble confines of the U.S. Supreme Court, it's the bitter fight between the Obama administration on one side and the owners of for-profit businesses who say their religious beliefs should exempt them from providing insurance coverage for contraception.
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  PASS Program's Revolutionary Process

The goals of the PASS Program go well beyond helping you to merely pass an exam. We want each and every student who participates in the program to actually master medical information. We want your confidence high, and we want your desire to succeed strong.
 


Study highlights female cancer patients unhappy with insufficient fertility support
Medical Xpress
Young female cancer patients are unhappy about the way fertility preservation options are discussed with them by doctors before starting cancer treatment, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Sheffield and The Children's Hospital, Sheffield.
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Making every mother count: Christy Turlington-Burns talks women's health and rights
Forbes
Christy Turlington-Burns’ career as a model needs very little introduction or discussion. But these days, it is her work as a global maternal health advocate that has the Supermodel traveling from the marble halls of the U.S. Congress to the dusty hills of Haiti.
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Paper records or EMR
MedCity News
In today’s day and age where all sectors are rapidly moving towards digitization, some lagging behind others, there ought to be no doubts over the fact that electronic medical records (EMRs) is the way forward for our national healthcare system.So, why EMRs? A quick overview of the existing paper-based system of medical records will surely answer the question.

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US women on the rise as family breadwinner
The New York Times
Women are not only more likely to be the primary caregivers in a family. Increasingly, they are primary breadwinners, too. Four in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family, according to...

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What does the future of medical education look like? 5 schools offer some clues
MedCity News
Medical schools have been preparing for the changes healthcare reform is bringing. Many have framed their education around iPads and other tablets, and are encouraging more of their students to focus on primary care as physician...

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Decline in estrogen therapy linked to deaths in women with hysterectomies
redOrbit
The precipitous decline in estrogen therapy after the 2002 report of its dangers may have led to the deaths of almost 50,000 women who do not have a uterus, according to a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine.
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Common chemicals linked to thyroid disease in women
Examiner
A new study published in The Endocrine Society’s July 17 online Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that exposure to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), chemicals commonly found in cosmetics, carpets, fabrics and grease-resistant paper packages and products, may increase the risk of hypothyroidism in women.
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Women: Poor sleep, inflammation and heart disease
The Huffington Post
Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is one important way to protect the health of your heart. Poor and insufficient sleep is associated with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure.
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Study: Pre-pregnancy alcohol consumption affects alcohol use among pregnant women
Health Canal
Most women who consume alcohol pre-pregnancy will continue to consume alcohol throughout their pregnancy even when healthcare guidelines promote abstinence, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
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Anti-cancer effects found in women taking every-other-day aspirin
Medical News Today
Taking an aspirin every other day may help healthy women ward off colon cancer according to a new long-term study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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