|This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.|
Advertise in this news brief.
AMWA Sterling Silver Pin — Order yours today!
To order your pin, click here.
AMWA: Voice of Women in Medicine
Click here to watch a video about AMWA.
AMWA featured: Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen|
Click here under "content experts" to watch Breakthroughs.
Support the American Women's Hospitals Service|
to learn more.
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).
| Share this article:
Save the Date! AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting
Women in Medicine: Successfully Facing Future Challenges and Advances
March 14-16, 2014
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.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS — Date extended to Nov. 5
Now Accepting Applications for AMWA’s 2014 Awards
Elizabeth Blackwell Award
Camille Mermod Award
Woman in Science Award
Lila A. Wallis Women’s Health Award
Bertha Van Hoosen Award
Anne C. Carter Student Leadership Award
Exceptional Mentor Award
Click here for more information about the awards and how to apply.
AMWA has partnered with 4Med
For nearly a century, The American Medical Women's Association is an organization that functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and through building strategic alliances.
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!
Missed last week's issue? Stay up to date with news from your association.
Medical research and the problem of gender
A 2001 U.S. Institute of Medicine report on gender differences recommended major reforms in research and medicine, due to the lack of women involved in research projects. A new report suggests that little has changed.
Study sheds light on heart disease delay in women
Younger women’s bodies are better able to counter the effects of insulin resistance, which may help explain why they typically develop heart disease 10 years later in life than men, a new study suggests.
Insulin is a hormone that takes glucose from the blood and carries it into cells, where it is used for energy. Insulin resistance — the term used when the body doesn’t use insulin properly — increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Rise in HPV cancers blamed on American cultural evolution
A quickly rising incidence of throat and mouth cancers among young American adults may be caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus.
An analysis of U.S. government health data shows that cancers of the base of the tongue, tonsils, soft palate, and pharynx rose by 60 percent among adults 45 years of age and younger during the past couple of generations.
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.
First pre-surgery drug approved for breast cancer
The Boston Globe
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to shrink breast tumors before surgery. While oncologists sometimes use chemotherapy to treat certain breast cancers before surgery, the new drug — called Perjeta (pertuzumab) — was the first to be approved specifically for this purpose in patients with early stage breast cancers that respond to the HER2 protein.
| Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword "menopause."|
Evidence of frailty before surgery may predict surgical risk
A new prospective study shows that the Hopkins Frailty Score (HFS) can help predict preoperatively which patients are at greater risk of developing complications after surgery. These results were published online June 27 and in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgery.
Infertile woman has child thanks to new Stanford technique
Scientists at Stanford University and in Japan have developed an experimental technique to remedy one of the leading causes of female infertility. The findings, published in the journal PNAS, could pave the way for thousands of infertile women to become pregnant without an egg donor.
Primary ovarian failure affects nearly 250,000 women in the U.S. under the age of 40, and can trigger premature menopause as early as adolescence.
Vitamin D supplements provide no support for women's bone health after menopause
According to a recent study, vitamin D supplements provide no bone health support to women who are already getting the recommended amounts of the vitamin.
Findings published online in Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism show that healthy women who have high amounts of vitamin D in their diet do not receive any additional advantage — when it comes to bone health — from vitamin D supplements.
New omega-3 study shows no brain benefits for senior women
Omega-3 fatty acids are said to have numerous health benefits, but new research casts doubt on one of them.
According to a study released Wednesday in the journal Neurology, omega-3 fatty acids may not have the brain-boosting benefits prior research suggested, at least not in healthy postmenopausal women.
Exercise, weight control reduce risk of breast cancer
Breast cancer can be a devastating disease, but most women can take active steps to reduce their risk, say some of the nation's leading breast cancer experts.
Women shouldn't blame themselves for their illness, doctors say, noting that it's usually impossible to pinpoint what caused an individual woman's breast tumor. But about 25 percent of all breast cancer cases in women of all ages could be avoided by maintaining a healthy body weight and doing regular physical activity, says internist Anne McTiernan, a researcher with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063