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What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
By Dr. Danielle Ofri
Author Conversation: TOMORROW — Nov. 6, 6 p.m. PST, 9 p.m. EST.
What Doctors Feel presents an insightful look into the often unstated but ever present role that emotions play in the practice of medicine. With humble honesty, Dr. Danielle Ofri draws on her own experiences as a physician at Bellevue hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country.

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Reminder — last day to submit nominations for AMWA Awards
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AMWA Undergraduate Division

Dr. Chin & Dr. Poirer-Brode

New member, Diana Roble
New division to support the efforts of young women interested in pursuing a medical career. Dr. Karen Poirer-Brode and Dr. Eliza Chin represented AMWA at the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference, the largest of its kind in the country, drawing over 7000 attendees and representatives from medical schools nationwide.

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AMWA's Survey on Human Sex Trafficking

Dr. Chin & Dr. Titchen
Preliminary results from Dr. Kanani Titchen's survey were presented at the Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase in Bridgepointe, N.J., which AMWA attended as an exhibitor.
More respondents are still needed for this survey.
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Save the Date! AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting
Women in Medicine: Successfully Facing Future Challenges and Advances
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Sleep apnea may hold hidden dangers for women
Medical News Today
A new study on sleep apnea reveals there could be some hidden dangers — particularly for women who have the condition — where breathing is interrupted during sleep. Women with sleep apnea may appear healthy, but they have subtle symptoms so their sleep problem is often misdiagnosed.
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Women with Type 2 diabetes have greater risk for heart disease
Science World Report
Generally young and middle aged women are at less risk for coronary artery disease when compared to men of the same age. But the latest study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that women below the age of 60 with Type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk of coronary artery disease than previously thought.
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Bipolar drug can lose effectiveness during pregnancy
Psych Central
A new research study shows how the physiological changes that accompany pregnancy can diminish the effects of lamotrigine, a drug often used to treat bipolar disorder. Northwestern Medicine researchers say the interaction can make a woman more vulnerable to recurring episodes of bipolar disorder.
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Post-menopausal study's final results
San Francisco Gate
During the month of October, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the final, comprehensive results of the study. The findings are nuanced, showing that the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy differ depending on a woman's age, how long she uses the medications and whether she's taking only estrogen or estrogen and progestin.
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Obesity may lead to early puberty in girls
Medical Daily
Breast development and the first menstrual period are telltale signs of puberty in girls. The onset of puberty continues to come increasingly earlier — now happening before age 9 in some females. Parents, physicians, and researchers are puzzled by the cause of this early onset. According to a recent study, a high body mass index (BMI) may trigger the early onset of puberty, causing girls to develop breasts as early as age 8.
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Hypertensive pregnant women risk stroke in future
Leadership Newspapers
High blood pressure during pregnancy could dramatically raise a woman’s lifetime risk of stroke, according to a study presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress. “We’ve found that women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy could be at higher risk of stroke, particularly if they had pre-eclampsia, which is a more severe form of high blood pressure,” says Dr. Aravind Ganesh.

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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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Should single-embryo transfer be mandatory in patients undergoing IVF?
Contemporary OB/GYN
If is a physician’s professional responsibility to transfer a single embryo to patients with a good prognosis during in vitro fertilization (IVF). I make this statement based on several observations. First, the risks of multiple birth, including twins, after IVF are substantial for both the mother and children. Second, recent developments in IVF allow practitioners to perform single-embryo transfer with high efficacy, particularly when considering the cumulative pregnancy rate from a given IVF stimulation cycle.
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Wrist artery for coronary angioplasty may benefit women at high risk of blood loss
News-Medical.net
For women who are at high risk of blood loss, using an artery in the wrist may be better than the groin for routing a stent to the heart during coronary angioplasty, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The finding resulted from a large clinical trial that was the first to exclusively study how a common heart intervention affects women.
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Single dose of HPV16/18 vaccine appears immunogenic
Ob.Gyn.News
Even a single dose of the human papillomavirus 16/18 virus-like particle vaccine appears to be immunogenic for at least 4 years, inducing an antibody response only slightly lower than that from two or the recommended three doses, according to a report in the November issue of Cancer Prevention Research.
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HPV vaccination rate in South lags behind the rest of US
Contemporary OB/GYN
Young women in the South lag behind their counterparts in other regions around the US when it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a recent study in Vaccine. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston used data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that had been collected between 2008 and 2010.
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