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Women in medicine
The Beverly Citizen
A tremendous number of changes have taken place in the health field. There have been great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical maladies and in diagnostic technology. But the advances made by women physicians have also been remarkable.
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AMWA celebrates Women's Equality Day

Future AMWA president, Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy (3rd from left)

93 years ago today marks the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women in the U.S. the right to vote. AMWA leaders like Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy were among the women suffragist leaders. Today, AMWA continues to speak out for gender equality in all areas of medicine. AMWA is also a National Ally of Vision 2020, a national consortium of women leaders working to achieve gender equality by 2020, the centennial of women’s suffrage in this country.

Commemorate Women's Equality Day with a yellow rose - symbol of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
Learn more about Women's Equality Day
Get involved in AMWA's Gender Equity Task Force or Vision 2020

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A report from the 28th Congress of the Medical Women's International Association (MWIA)
The 28th Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) was held in Seoul, Korea at Ewha University, the only women’s medical college in Korea. 1100 women in medicine attended the Congress from all over the world, with the largest delegations being from Korea and Nigeria. Read more.

Dr. Padmini Murthy is the first American to receive the prestigious Jhirad Oration Award. Read more.

Linda Wang, AMWA Student Past-President, is elected International Co-chair of the Young Medical Women's International Association (yMWIA) Read more.

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The Affordable Care Act - Sign-up for health insurance plans begins Oct. 1
In March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law, making preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans. While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years. AMWA will be a CHAMPION FOR COVERAGE to help educate the medical community and the public about the new benefits.
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Human Trafficking Questionnaire
AMWA sponsors networking event in Indianapolis


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TherapeuticsMD: Advancing Women's Health
Seeking Alpha
Therapeutics MD has uniquely positioned itself to address a key issue in hormone therapy (HT). The issue is this: in hormone therapy, monotherapies, or drugs that address a single hormonal issue, do not work well, because if a drug suppresses one problem hormone, the levels of another problem hormone go up.
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Leukemia drug could help treat breast cancer
Medical News Today
A drug currently used to treat leukemia might also help prevent breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body, suggests an animal study in the open-access journal Breast Cancer Research. The discovery could also pave the way for improved early diagnostics.
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Diabetes in pregnancy linked to sleep apnea
Medpage Today
Gestational diabetes was associated with greater sleep disturbance and dramatically higher rates of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pregnancy, a study showed. Pregnancy overall was associated with disrupted sleep as indicated by more time awake after sleep onset and a higher microarousal index on polysomnography, both significant compared with women who weren't pregnant, Dr. Sirimon Reutrakul, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and colleagues found.
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Improved male HPV vaccination to improve women's health
The Varsity
New research from University of Toronto professor Peter A. Newman suggests that increasing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among males aged 11 to 21 is an important component of protecting both men’s and women’s health. Among men, HPV has been linked to anal, penile, and some throat cancers; in women, HPV can be responsible for cervical cancer.

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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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New treatment hope for menopausal depression
Medical Xpress
Researchers at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) are trialling a hormone, known as Tibolone, to treat women with severe depression associated with menopause. The trial will compare the use of Tibolone alone to treat depression as well as in conjunction with standard antidepressant medication.
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Quitting smoking in early pregnancy tied to healthier birth weight
PsychCentral
A new study in Denmark shows that women who quit smoking right before or soon after conception give birth to babies of similar birth weights, on average, as nonsmokers. Babies whose mothers keep smoking during pregnancy are more likely to be born at a low weight.
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Probiotics during pregnancy may lower allergy risk in newborns, but doesn't impact risk for asthma
Medical Daily
Owing to a strengthened immune system, babies whose mothers took probiotic supplements during their pregnancy face lower risks of developing allergies, according to new analyses of existing data. However, tests for asthma, a similar immune system response, showed no change in risk from supplement use.
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Individuals with diabetes may experience increased risk of disability
PRWeb
A new study finds that individuals with diabetes face a much higher risk of disability—in some cases up to 80 percent higher—than those without the condition. The findings highlight the importance of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to help ease the costs of managing the disease and its effects, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of SSDI representation.
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National Physicians Alliance (NPA) Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship
Individuals who share concerns about legislative restrictions on clinical free speech and growing political intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship may apply for this fellowship and join in NPA's advocacy efforts. READ MORE
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