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Glass ceiling holds for women in medicine
MedPage Today
Despite a closing gender gap in salaries for many professions, male physicians still make more than their female counterparts, and the discrepancy may be widening, researchers found. In a study of nationally representative data, male doctors made an average of $56,019 more per year than women in 2006-2010, a difference of 25.3 percent, Anupam Jena, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard, and colleagues reported in a letter in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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    September is 'Women in Medicine Month'
    This year’s theme is Women in Medicine: Empowering Leaders to Improve the Health of Women
    Get involved with AMWA to help in these areas:
  • Promote gender specific medicine in medical education
  • Provide patient and provider education on women's health topics
  • Improve healthcare awareness and education on human trafficking
    For more information, e-mail associatedirector@amwa-doc.org.

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    Global Women's Leadership Summit
    Hear from renowned leaders like Cherie Blair, John Gray, Gloria Feldt, Riane Eisler, Meera Sanyal and others, including AMWA Gender Equity Co-Chair and WomenMDResources Founder, Dr. Linda Brodksy. AMWA is an official partner for this groundbreaking new web-based event.
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    AMWA teleseminar: 3 simple steps to greater work-life balance
    Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific. Sign up here.
  • Does it seem as if you never have enough time to do the things you want to do?
  • Do you struggle to balance your demanding career with your desire to have an enjoyable and close family life?
  • Are you wondering why you spent all of those years in training when the current practice of medicine is so different from your expectations?
    If the answer is 'yes," join this engaging teleseminar with Dr. Helane Fronek.

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    AMWA's Women's Health Working Group (WHWG)
    AMWA's Women's Health Working Group (WHWG) is tasked with continuing to place women’s health issues as a priority. Prior projects have made an impact on education and healthcare delivery in Women’s Health from the AWHS international clinics to the Reproductive Health and Breast Care Curricula to the Women’s Health Textbook and CME courses of the 90’s.
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    AMWA Advocacy
    AMWA joined a consortium of organizations who expressed concerns about the proposed down-classification from Class III to Class II of External Counter-Pulsating(ECP) devices for treatment of chronic stable angina.
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    NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

    Menopausal women at greater risk for asthma hospitalization
    Medical Xpress
    Asthma is a disease that mostly affects young boys and adult women. And according to a new study, women in their 40s and 50s with asthma are hospitalized more than twice as often as men in the same age group. The 10-year study is published in the September issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).
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    Alcohol increases risk of breast cancer in young women
    Healthline
    A new study suggests every daily alcoholic drink before motherhood increases a woman’s risk of developing breast diseases. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that every drink — whether beer, wine or liquor — a young woman consumes daily before her first pregnancy puts her at a nearly 15 percent greater risk of developing proliferative benign breast disease, a noncancerous breast condition linked to breast cancer.
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    Metabolically healthy women have same CVD risk regardless of BMI
    Medical Xpress
    Metabolically healthy women have the same cardiovascular disease risk regardless of their BMI, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Søren Skøtt Andersen and Dr. Michelle Schmiegelow from Denmark. The findings in more than 260,000 subjects suggest that obese women have a window of opportunity to lose weight and avoid developing a metabolic disorder, which would increase their CVD risk.
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    Labels may affect decision-making for breast lesions
    Reuters
    How doctors describe a non-invasive type of breast lesion may affect how women choose to have the abnormal cells treated, a new survey suggests. Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, accounts for about one in every five new breast cancer diagnoses in the United States when it's included in cancer statistics.

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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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    IVF breakthrough with first successful abdominal ovarian tissue graft pregnancy
    TIME
    In a world first, doctors in Australia have helped a woman get pregnant using ovarian tissue grafted into her abdomen. Identified only as Vali, the mom-to-be had the tissue frozen seven years ago when her second ovary was removed. Now she is 25-weeks pregnant, following treatment at Melbourne IVF and the Royal Women’s Hospital. "It’s two girls. We’re pretty excited. A bit freaked out," she says.
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    Acupuncture for hot flashes in anti-estrogen breast cancer therapy
    Healthcare Medicine Insititute
    New research finds acupuncture an effective treatment modality for hot flashes induced by anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer patients. Acupuncture helps women with breast cancer by relieving hot flashes. A follow-up after the investigation confirmed that the clinical results persisted for a least one month after the cessation of acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture was given to subject in the study at a rate of 3 times per week for 4 weeks.
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    HPV vaccination rates among teens still lagging
    Health Day via WebMD
    Not enough teens are getting the vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), and doctors' reluctance to recommend it may be part of the reason why, U.S. health officials reported. Although the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination rate has risen to 84.6 percent of teens, only 20.8 percent of boys and 53.8 percent of girls have had a least one dose of the HPV vaccine, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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