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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 Teleseminar Series
    AMWA is launching a teleseminar series that will allow AMWA members to hear from experts on various topics and ask questions. These seminars will also be recorded for future use.
    Upcoming Teleseminar:
    Nov. 6, 2013, 6 p.m. PST, 9 p.m. EST
    Dr. Danielle Ofri - What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
    Past Teleseminars:
    Dr. Helane Fronek - Three Simple Steps to Greater Work-Life Balance
    Rachel Lloyd - Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: a Memoir

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    Tell us what you think! — Human trafficking questionnaire
    The 2013-2014 President of AMWA's National Residency Division, Dr. Kanani Titchen, is researching human trafficking, its impact on health, and the knowledge physicians possess (or don't possess) about this topic. Please take the time to fill out her questionnaire.
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    Artifact of the month — plaster plaque
    Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen was the founder of AMWA. The Rochester Hills Museum has preserved the Van Hoosen Farm and Dr. Van Hoosen's home and office. This plaster of Paris plaque was a gift to Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen from one of her patients. She received gifts from a number of her patients who were so happy with her service and grateful for the help she had given. These people became known as Dr. Van Hoosen’s Grateful Patients.
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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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    SAVE NOW! — Global Women's Leadership Summit
    AMWA has partnered with 4Med
    In memory of Dr. Doris Bartuska (1929-2013)


    NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

    Are women better doctors than men?
    The Huffington Post
    In the battle of the sexes, women may trump men when it comes to who makes better doctors, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Montreal found that quality of care is higher among female doctors than male doctors, based on analysis of billing information from doctors in Quebec, Canada, who treated elderly patients with diabetes. Researchers compared this information with diabetes treatment guidelines from the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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    More women seek pregnancy with donor eggs
    USA Today
    More U.S. women are attempting to have children using eggs donated by other women and taking home healthy babies as a result, a new study shows. Fertility clinics reported 18,306 procedures using fresh or frozen donated eggs in 2010, up from 10,801 in 2000, according to the study published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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      PASS Program's Revolutionary Process

    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.
     

    mHealth has varying impact on gender relations
    FierceMobileHealthcare
    Evidence regarding the effect of mHealth interventions on gender relations is weak and rigorous research is urgently needed, according to an article in the International Journal for Equity in Health. The authors conducted a systematic literature review to examine the empirical evidence of changes in men and women's interactions as a result of mHealth interventions in developing countries
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    Hospitals face whole new world under health law
    USA Today
    Today, hospitals across the country must transform to survive. It may seem obvious, but hospitals remain major hubs of American health care. More than 35.1 million people were discharged from inpatient care at non-federal hospitals in 2010, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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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    Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say
    The Baltimore Sun
    Scientists have discovered that excess weight not only raises the risks of getting cancer but the chances that cancer will return. Now, as medical studies seek to determine how much weight loss is needed for a better prognosis — and whether the fat-cancer link can be disrupted in other ways — patients are being encouraged to slim down.
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    Health habits tied to heart disease, arthritis risk
    Reuters
    Older women who exercise regularly and don't smoke may have a substantially lower risk of late-life disability than their peers with less-healthy habits, say U.K. researchers. They found that among women in their 60s and 70s, behaviors like smoking, drinking and exercise could account for up to 17 percent of a woman's risk for disabling conditions like heart disease, arthritis and difficulty walking.
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    A miscarriage of science: BPA's unproven pregnancy risk
    Forbes
    Based on the abstract, we can see that the study examined 114 women in the early stages of pregnancy who also are a high-risk group for miscarriage. The researchers took “spot samples” of the women’s blood and measured BPA in their blood serum. Sixty-eight of these women suffered from miscarriages, and the rest carried their babies to term.
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    Bupivacaine injection reduces menopausal hot flashes by 50 percent
    Medscape (free subscription)
    Postmenopausal women who received a single injection of bupivacaine to the stellate ganglion reported half as many bothersome hot flashes in the 6 months after the nerve block than those who received sham therapy. This finding comes from the first randomized controlled clinical trial to investigate the use of this chronic pain treatment for menopause-associated vasomotor symptoms.
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