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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 NEWS

    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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    More data needed! — Human trafficking questionnaire
    Dr. Kanani Titchen (President of AMWA's Resident Division) is researching human trafficking, its impact on health, and the knowledge physicians possess (or don't possess) about this topic. Please fill out a 2-minute questionnaire and forward the link on to your colleagues.
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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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    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

    Radiation dose linked to cardiac risk in breast cancer patients
    Forbes
    In the past, cardiovascular risk has been linked to the radiation dose received by breast cancer patients. Now, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine attempts to calculate the cardiac risk of breast cancer patients today undergoing current radiotherapy protocols.
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    Group releases criteria for PCOS diagnosis
    Medpage Today
    Women with at least two of the three cardinal features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) should be considered to have the disorder, according to clinical practice guidelines released by the Endocrine Society. The new guidelines endorse the Rotterdam criteria for diagnosing PCOS, which identifies excess androgen production, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries as the key diagnostic features of the disorder in adult women.
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    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.
     

    Rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease
    redOrbit
    People with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions are at higher risk of heart disease. Who is in the most danger, why and how best to prevent and detect cardiovascular complications are important questions for physicians and researchers.
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    Should women worry about low testosterone?
    Everyday Health
    Hear the words “low testosterone” (or “low T”) and you probably think “men’s health.” Women actually need small amounts of testosterone as well, as part of the mix of hormones that keep mood, energy levels, sex drive, and bodily functions working smoothly. Product marketing around testosterone creams and services argues that low T could be a reason for low sex drive in women and that low T in women can be solved with hormone replacement therapy.

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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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    Study: Link between weight gain in pregnancy and autism
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    University of Utah researchers trying to tease out the causes of autism spectrum disorder have discovered a relationship between a mother's weight gain during pregnancy and autism. The takeaway, however, is not that women should try to limit weight gain during pregnancy, said lead researcher Deborah Bilder.
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    Hormone therapy's protection against endometrial cancer persists in Women's Health Initiative follow-up study
    OBGYN News
    The continuous use of estrogen and progestin protects against the development of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women, according to extended follow-up findings from the seminal Women's Health Initiative randomized, placebo-controlled trial. After a median of 13.2 years' follow-up, there were 35 percent fewer endometrial cancers among women given combined estrogen and progestin vs.
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    Ovarian cancer tied to altered estrogen metabolism
    Health Canal
    UNMC researchers may have found a way physicians can predict ovarian epithelial cancer in the near future. Eleanor Rogan, Ph.D. Eleanor Rogan, Ph.D., chairwoman of environmental, agricultural and occupational health in the College of Public Health, believes that epithelial ovarian cancer is initiated by an imbalance in estrogen metabolism.
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    Endovascular coiling aids pelvic congestion syndrome
    OBGYN News
    Endovascular coiling should be offered to women with pelvic congestion syndrome as an effective treatment. "The technical success rate is high, pain scores were significantly improved, and most importantly, the patient satisfaction with resolution of their symptoms is very high," Dr. Axel Thors said.
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