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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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    NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

    Doctors search for vaccine to prevent breast cancer
    USA Today
    Forty years ago, women who had abnormal results on a Pap smear often wound up with a hysterectomy. Doctors removed their uterus because they had no other way to prevent women from developing cervical cancer, researcher Susan Love says. Today, she says, doctors can prevent cervical cancer with a vaccine. That has led some to ask: Could researchers develop a vaccine against breast cancer?
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    Study links eating disorders to maternal health risks
    International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
    A recently published study suggests that women with eating disorders are more likely to experience reproductive health problems than the general female population. Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare examined the medical records of around 11,000 women for a 15-year-period.
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    Significant exposure to BPA increased risk for miscarriage by 80 percent
    Healio
    Women with high levels of conjugated bisphenol A levels had an 80 percent increased risk for miscarriage compared with women who demonstrated lower levels, according to data presented during a teleconference ahead of the conjoint meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
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    ICD-9 vs. ICD-10: What's the difference?
    By Brooke Andrus
    If you're a proponent of the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality, you might be a little reluctant to buy into all of this ICD-10 business. After all, you use ICD-9 now, and that seems to be working just fine. So why rock the boat? Well, there's another old saying that goes something like, "You don't know what you're missing until you reach out and touch it."
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    The stats: Breast cancer second most common for American women
    The Houston Chronicle
    Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, according to the Office on Women's Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Every woman has a chance of getting breast cancer, with about one in eight being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. This risk was about one in 11 in 1975, according to the Office on Women's Health.

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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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    Genomic differences observed in cervical cancer subtypes
    Healio
    The two most common subtypes of cervical cancer harbor high rates of potentially targetable oncogenic mutations, study results suggest. Because cervical adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinoma feature distinct molecular profiles, personalized treatment strategies could significantly improve outcomes, researchers wrote.
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    The soaring cost of a simple breath
    The New York Times
    Asthma — the most common chronic disease that affects Americans of all ages, about 40 million people — can usually be well controlled with drugs. But being able to afford prescription medications in the U.S. often requires top-notch insurance or plenty of disposable income, and time to hunt for deals and bargains.
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    Medical device industry facing tough road ahead
    By Rosemary Sparacio
    The business climate in 2013 and beyond will prove to be a challenging one for medical device manufacturers. And with the current government shutdown centering around the Affordable Care Act, one of the sticking points for passage of the funding bill is removing the steep excise tax on medical devices from the equation by delaying funding for the ACA for at least a year.
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    Uterine fibroids cause more health issues in African American women
    Science World Report
    A recent study that examined a national survey found that African American women were more likely to have uterine fibroids. These new findings, reported via a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Int., publishers, discusses how the problem has a 3-fold higher incidence of uterine fibroids and tend to have them at an earlier age, as well.
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    Looking to share your expertise?
    MultiBriefs
    In an effort to enhance the overall content of American Medical Women's Association, we’d like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AMWA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we’re hoping you’ll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there’s no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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