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July 31-Aug. 3, 2013


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AWHS Clinic Spotlight: The Vine Trust


The Vine Trust is an international non-profit volunteering charity that provides a healthcare service for over 100,000 patients annually in Peru through two medical ships that operate along the Amazon River.

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AMWA members invited to join NPA Grand Rounds
NPA via AMWA
Value-Based Prescribing - What Drives Physician Behavior?
Featured Speakers:
Richard J. Baron, M.D., President & CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine
Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cheryl Bettigole, M.D., MPH, President of the National Physicians Alliance

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Save the date
AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting
Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.
March 14-16, 2014

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An update from the Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative, co-founded by AMWA
29th International Congress of the Medical Women's International Association (MWIA)
South Florida AMWA transitions leadership at annual general meeting
End Healthcare Disparities
AMWA's special 98th anniversary membership promotion - extended


NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH


The global plan: Working to improve women's health
The Huffington Post (opinion)
Over the last few years, one of the most important improvements for women's reproductive health has been a massive shift, in both policy and programming, from providing antiretroviral medicines to pregnant women simply to prevent HIV infection in their infants to providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) for women's own health.
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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.
 


Anti-abortion measures may hit women's healthcare
USA Today
New state restrictions on clinics that provide abortions could leave millions of women - many of them poor and uninsured - without easy access to cancer screenings and other basic healthcare services.
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Are women receiving proper treatment for HPV and cervical cancer?
By Jessica Taylor
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, most sexually active people in the United States will have human papillomavirus at some time in their lives.
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Kidney stones may increase women's risk of coronary heart disease
Nature World News
Kidney stones may increase a woman's risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), a new report found. The paper, published in a recent edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, included multiple studies involving more than 240,000 Americans, nearly 200,000 of which were women.

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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...

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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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Fish oil lessens pregnancy complications
Top News US
A research has been carried out by a group of researchers from The University of Western Australia. As per the research, it has been unveiled that fish oil can prove quite beneficial to lessen pregnancy complications.
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Growing uncertainty about breast cancer screening
Medical Xpress
When they were introduced over 20 years ago, national breast screening programs were a milestone in public health. They were based on evidence from randomised trials that screening saved lives. But there are now serious doubts about what these programs can and have achieved.
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Decline in estrogen therapy linked to deaths in women with hysterectomies (redOrbit)
Common chemicals linked to thyroid disease in women (Examiner)
An update from the Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative, co-founded by AMWA. (AMWA)
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Should women consider taking testosterone?
The Huffington Post
Fearing the potential side effects, Naomi had resisted estrogen therapy. But then five years ago, when she'd reached a low point and was ready to leave the job she loves, her gynecologist, Dr. Nancy Lebowitz, a clinical instructor at New York's Cornell Medical Center, started her on another form of hormone replacement, which she has remained on ever since. "Within a week," Naomi says, "the light came back in my life."
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Some women with abnormal breast lesions may avoid surgery
Medical Xpress
Surgery is not always necessary for women with a type of breast tissue abnormality associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said that periodic imaging and clinical exam are effective in these patients when radiology and pathology findings are benign and concordant, or in agreement.
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Birth defects linked to mothers' use of cold medicine
Medscape Today
A woman's use of oral or nasal decongestants during the first trimester of pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk for certain birth defects, the authors of a new case-control study report.
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Study: Cancer risk higher for taller women after menopause
Cancer Network
A study published today in Cancer, Epidemiology Biomarkers, and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research has linked higher stature in women after menopause with a higher risk of developing any of 19 cancer types.
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