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SAVE NOW! — Global Women's Leadership Summit
Hear from renowned leaders like Cherie Blair, John Gray, Gloria Feldt, Riane Eisler, Meera Sanyal and others. AMWA is an official partner for this groundbreaking new Web-based event. Free pre-summit series and discounted registration for the summit (price increases from $297 to $697 at the end of the week).
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AMWA NEWS

Save the Date! AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting
Women in Medicine: Successfully Facing Future Challenges and Advances
Washington D.C.
March 14-16, 2014
Speakers include:
  • Laurie Glimcher, M.D.
  • Anthony Fauci, M.D.
  • Margaret Hamburg, M.D.(pending)
  • Story Landis, Ph.D.
  • Julie Freischlag, M.D.
  • Louise Ivers, M.D., MPH, DTM&H
  • Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D.
  • William Haseltine, M.D., Ph.D.

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    What doctors feel: How emotions affect the practice of medicine
    By Dr. Danielle Ofri
    Author Conversation: Nov. 6, 6 p.m. PST, 9 p.m. EST.
    What Doctors Feel presents an insightful look into the often unstated but ever present role that emotions play in the practice of medicine. With humble honesty, Dr. Danielle Ofri draws on her own experiences as a physician at Bellevue hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country.

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    In memory of Dr. Doris Bartuska (1929-2013)
    Dr. Bartuska served as President of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, the Medical Staff at MCP, the Philadelphia Endocrine Society and the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). As AMWA President, she focused on stimulating national interest in a women’s health agenda with particular emphasis on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, smoking and smoke-related disease.
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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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    In memory of Dr. Doris Bartuska (1929-2013)


    NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

    Humanities for science majors
    Publishers Weekly
    A doctor reflects on the unexpected benefits of studying literature.
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    Estrogen activation plays role in memory
    Science World Report
    A recent study looks at the role that loss of estrogen plays in menopause and how it can increase a woman's risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Yet on the other hand, hormone replacement therapy can cause harmful side effects.
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    Environmental chemicals a pregnancy risk
    The Denver Post
    From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nation's largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said. The report urges doctors to push for stricter environmental policies to better identify and reduce exposure to chemicals that prove truly risky. But it's likely to scare pregnant women in the meantime.
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    TSH receptor antibodies could affect BMD loss in postmenopausal women
    Healio
    Whole body and lumbar spine bone mineral density z scores were significantly lower among long-term euthyroid postmenopausal women with treated Graves’ disease compared with controls, according to data published in Thyroid Research. The data also show an association between thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibodies (TRAb) and BMD, regardless of hyperthyroidism status, researchers wrote.
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    Calcium/vitamin D don't stop bone loss in breast cancer
    Oncology Nurse Advisor
    A review of calcium and vitamin D supplementation trials revealed that current recommended doses, whether taken alone or in combination, are inadequate to prevent bone mineral density (BMD) loss in women undergoing breast cancer therapy. 
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    FDA approves use of fluorescence imaging for robotic-assisted gallbladder surgery
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    The FDA has approved the use of the da Vinci Fluorescence Imaging Vision System for robotic-assisted gallbladder surgery, according to a press release. The Firefly imaging system (Intuitive Surgical) is intended for use in the performance of minimally invasive surgery via the da Vinci Surgical System.

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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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    Hormone replacement therapy formulations may cause different risks for stroke, heart attack
    News-Medical.net
    Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of Food and Drug Administration-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch.
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    Blood 'marker' may predict diabetes risk in older women
    Health Magazine
    Older women’s age and lifestyle habits may be associated with levels of a protein possibly linked with Type 2 diabetes risk, researchers say. There is growing evidence that relatively low levels of the protein — called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) — can indicate an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes years in advance.
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    Women who use IVF less likely to breastfeed
    Medical Xpress
    Women in Australia who conceive using assisted reproductive technology, such as IVF — and who have a caesarean birth before going in to labor — are less likely to breastfeed. This is despite the majority of pregnant women stating that they want to breastfeed their baby for at least six months.
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    Residents get good outcomes with minimally invasive hysterectomy
    Ob. Gyn. News
    A residency program that stresses minimally invasive hysterectomy as the preferred procedure for benign disease is a feasible undertaking, providing valuable surgeon experience and excellent patient outcomes. Of 537 hysterectomies for benign disease performed in a single year at one such program, 526 (98 percent) were begun with a minimally invasive approach, and 517 were completed that way with a resident as the lead surgeon or the first assist.
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