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A link between ASD and induced delivery?
Contemporary Ob/Gyn
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have become more prevalent, with 1 in 88 children now being diagnosed, and scientists and parents want to know what may be causing the problem. Environmental factors’ impact on risk has been of significant interest. A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics looks at the potential effect of induced labor on autism risk.
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CBS interview with AMWA past President Dr. Gayatri Devi on new study about cocoa and the brain
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Dr. Gayatri Devi, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine and Director, NY Memory Services spoke on the recently published study that showed a correlation between ingestion of cocoa and cerebral blood flow. Click here to watch now!
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AMWA students looking for physician "words of wisdom"
Submit your words of wisdom (e.g. career, work-life balance, research, academia, practicing medicine, choosing a specialty, etc) to be included in our "AMWA Student Guide to Attending the Annual Meeting"! Please use this form to submit your entries: http://goo.gl/NxxNBV. Questions? Email conference@amwa-student.org
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Positions open on the committees of the Medical Women's International Association
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Positions open on the committees of the Medical Women's International Association. The committees which have open positions are the following: Finance, Scientific, Ethics and Resolutions, and Centenary.
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Human Trafficking Questionnaire
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Your participation in this 2-minute questionnaire would help immensely. Thanks in advance for your consideration and participation!
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AMWA sponsors networking event in Indianapolis
The IU Center of Excellence in Women's Health and the Indianapolis Medical Society appreciates the support received from AMWA for "Juleps In July", held at the home of Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber. This networking event for new women physicians in the Indianapolis area was also a fundraiser for Project Health and Women's Wellness on Wheels. Over 90 attendees enjoyed the program which included a silent auction, mint juleps, and tours of a historic neighborhood in Indianapolis. Over $3000 was raised for the two programs and the IUSM AMWA students were actively involved. Thank you, AMWA, for your support!

To see a collage from Juleps in July, cick here.

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    AMWA's special 98th anniversary membership promotion - extended until Sept. 30 in honor of September Women in Medicine month.
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Understudied and underserved: Medical devices for women are a big unmet need
MedCity News
Last month, the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) launched an ambitious and important initiative focused on improving women's access to and outcomes from treatments using medical devices. This follows the publication of its 2011 draft guidance on the subject. The Health of Women Program commenced with an impressive two-day public workshop and included participants from all stakeholder groups.
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The marketplace is only a call, click, or conversation away
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The process of reviewing your health insurance options, selecting a plan, and enrolling for coverage can be a complicated and time-consuming task. But thanks to the health law, all of that is about to change.
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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.
 


New prenatal genetic tests
Fox News
In less than two years, four companies in the United States have rolled out cell-free fetal DNA tests. Unlike amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS), which are invasive and carry risks, a cell-free fetal DNA test is a simple blood test. The test can also be done early on in pregnancy – at around 10 weeks – and results are available within seven to 10 business days. All four companies also tout a nearly 100 percent accuracy rate.
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Breastfeeding may protect some women against breast cancer
Health Day
Breastfeeding for more than six months appears to guard nonsmoking women against breast cancer for longer periods of time, a new study suggests. Smoking canceled the benefits of breastfeeding, but there was a decade of difference in diagnosis among nonsmoking breast cancer patients, depending on how long they breastfed, the researchers reported.

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7 surprising health conditions that affect women more than men
The Huffington Post
There are also a slew of health problems are far less likely to be recognized as issues disproportionately impacting women, which means many struggle to get help and answers -- for months and even years at a time. At the top of that list...

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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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Medical research: Don't let this pillar of national pride crumble
The Huffington Post (opinion)
The return on investment is guaranteed — medical research saves lives, creates jobs, spurs innovation, reduces healthcare expenditures, advances competitiveness and improves the nation's health and economic wellbeing. Yet the troubling reality is the U.S. is at risk of dangerously underinvesting in medical research.
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    Individualized breast cancer screening catches more cancer (Medical Xpress)
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Study: Women conceive naturally after IVF (Medical Xpress)
Study finds link between induced labor and autism diagnoses (The Wall Street Journal)

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MRI leading to unnecessary breast removal
Science 2.0
Heavy use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women with breast cancer, according to a new study. The research team tracked the use of breast MRI and surgical care of 72,461 female Medicare beneficiaries age 67-94 who were diagnosed with breast cancer during 2000 to 2009.
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Study identifies distinct microbiome in Crohn's intestinal mucosa
Ob. Gyn. News
A study that evaluated bacterial populations present in the intestinal tissue of patients with Crohn’s and controls provides evidence suggesting there may be "at least two distinct populations of biotypes within the Crohn’s disease spectrum and the existence of a submucosal microbiome in both health and disease," according to the investigators.
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