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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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    AMWA Awards Nominations — Deadline extended to Nov 5.
    Now Accepting Applications for AMWA’s 2014 Awards
    Awards are open to non-AMWA members.
    Click here for more information about the awards and how to apply.

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    Medical Women's International Association (MWIA) — New triennium
    MWIA is now beginning a new triennium with the theme of Eliminating and Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence. Read the latest MWIA Newsletter here.
    All AMWA members have free membership in MWIA.

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    Women and mentoring
    Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is presenting a free, live session on Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. on "Women and Mentoring" to kick off the Global Women's Leadership Summit 2013. Register now.
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    SAVE NOW! — Global Women's Leadership Summit
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    Teleseminar - What doctors feel: How emotions affect the practice of medicine
    In memory of Dr. Doris Bartuska (1929-2013)


    NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

    Reports and Plans Mandated by FDASIA
    Section 907 of FDASIA requires that FDA report on and address certain information regarding clinical trial participation by demographic subgroups and subset analysis of the resulting data. Public comment period open. Provide Comment.
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    Shutdown impacts medical research, but local trials continue
    WCAX-TV
    Thousands of Americans are feeling the effects of the conflicts on Capitol Hill, but for some, the government shutdown could kill them — literally. Patients — many with little hope left and looking to enroll in federally funded clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health — are out of luck. Dozens of new drug trials begin each week at the NIH hospital, but now, with no new funds, no new studies can begin.
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    The last word on hormone therapy from the women's health initiative
    NPR
    Back in 2002, a research study blew apart the widely held belief that hormone replacement therapy protected women from heart disease and other chronic ills. Instead, the Women's Health Initiative study found that taking estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy — HRT — actually increased a woman's risk of heart disease and breast cancer.
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    Healthcare reform linked with reduced racial disparities in surgical care
    2 minute medicine
    In this study, it showed that in Massachusetts, the probability of a nonwhite patient receiving minimally invasive surgery, rather than open surgery, increased after the enactment of health care reform in the state. In states without health care reform, the probability of minimally invasive surgery for white and nonwhite patients remained comparatively higher in the former.
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    Vaginal versus laparoscopic hysterectomy
    Contemporary Ob/Gyn
    When a simple hysterectomy is indicated for a benign indication, evidence still indicates that the vaginal route is the route of choice. The latest Cochrane review on the surgical approach to the benign hysterectomy confirmed this from data gathered from 27 randomized trials that involved 3643 patients. Compared to the abdominal approach, vaginal hysterectomy is significantly associated with improved outcomes...

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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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    Study questions use of less-invasive lymph node surgery for breast cancer
    HealthDay News via WAFB-TV
    A study that sought to see if a less-invasive, less-debilitating procedure could determine accurately how far breast cancer has spread fell short of the safety threshold the researchers set.
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    Breakthroughs in prenatal screening
    The New York Times (opinion)
    Prenatal diagnosis, today a routine part of obstetric care, has made great strides since the mid-1970s and is now on the cusp of further revolutionary developments. In the nearly four decades since amniocentesis became widely accepted, new techniques have gradually improved the safety and accuracy of prenatal diagnosis.
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    Study looks at the changing bacterial mix after menopause
    Infection Control Today
    The mix of bacteria in the vagina changes as women go through menopause. And a certain mix is typical after menopause in women who have vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), a common cause of vaginal dryness and sexual pain, finds a team at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland.
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    No viral cause for breast cancer and brain tumors
    Medical Xpress
    A major study conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now disproved theories of a viral cause for breast cancer and the brain tumour, glioblastoma. The study, which was based on over seven billion DNA sequences and which is published in Nature Communications, found no genetic traces of viruses in these forms of cancer.
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    HPV infection associated preeclampsia
    2 minute medicine
    This study found that infection with high risk HPV was associated with increased odds of preeclampsia and preterm delivery. Prior studies have suggested that HPV is associated with increased risk of spontaneous abortions, premature rupture of membranes and preterm delivery but this is the first to identify a link with preeclampsia.
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