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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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    Health Insurance Marketplace — Open enrollment begins Oct. 1
    Ten Things Providers Need to Know
    Ten Things to Tell Your Patients
    AMWA is a Champion for Coverage organization with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to educate the medical community about upcoming benefits as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.

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    2013 recipient of the Alma Dea Morani Renaissance Women Award
    Florence P. Haseltine, Ph.D., M.D.
    Emerita Director, Center for Population Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Public Health (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health.

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    Follow @AMWADoctors and stay tuned!
    The AMWA Social Media Committee would like to introduce our new Twitter Monday series entitled "Women & Medicine Mondays" (searchable on Twitter.com with #WNMonday). We will be tweeting interesting, thought-provoking, and inspiring stories related to women's health and women in the healthcare industry every Monday. Follow us at @AMWADoctors and stay tuned!
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        What doctors feel: How emotions affect the practice of medicine
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    NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

    National Physicians Alliance — 8th Annual Conference
    Leading the Way: Courage and Innovation in Patient-Centered Reform
    Attend the NPA conference Oct. 19-20

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    Why younger women could benefit from mammograms after all
    NPR
    Women should get screened for breast cancer in their 40s, a study concludes, because they face a greater risk of death when cancers aren't found early. Women who were diagnosed with cancer in their 40s and died of the disease were more likely to have never had a mammogram than were older women, according to the study.
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    Menopause findings show asthma to be 'women's health issue'
    News-Medical.net
    Results from a nationwide study in the USA show that women of menopausal age have a rate of asthma hospitalization that is more than twice that of men of the same age. The research team analyzed data from the National Inpatient Sample from 2000 to 2010.
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    Early induction linked to lower odds of cesarean delivery
    Medscape
    Elective induction of labor at 37 to 40 weeks of gestation was associated with significantly reduced risk for cesarean delivery but was not associated with increased odds of severe lacerations, neonatal intensive care unit admission, or perinatal death, according to a retrospective cohort study.
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    7 surprising health conditions that affect women more than men
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    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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    Short MR exam has promise in breast cancer
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    No safety benefit found in use of robot for hysterectomy
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    Study sees no link between drinking during early pregnancy and birth woes
    HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
    Drinking alcohol during and even beyond the first trimester of pregnancy doesn't seem to raise the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight or size, or high blood pressure complications for the mother, a new study claims.
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    CDC-backed program tackles pre-diabetes in women
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    According to the American Diabetes Association, before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they almost always have pre-diabetes — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
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    Education: A key factor in reducing negative impact on women's health
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    Research into the rise in obesity associated with the burgeoning industrial and service sectors in low- and middle-income countries found that education is a key factor in reducing the negative impact on women's health.
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