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AMWA Interim Meeting
Every fall, the AMWA Board of Directors and leadership gather for a weekend of strategic planning. This year’s Interim Meeting, held at the Georgetown Conference Center, was both productive and collaborative, allowing opportunities for planning, networking and mentoring. We thank all the AMWA Leaders for their hard work and dedication.
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20th Anniversary of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership, Drexel University
AMWA Board members attended the 20th Anniversary of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University, a two-day symposium led by Honorary Chair, Dr. Vivian Pinn, former director of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health.






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Secretary Clinton Launches No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project
Clinton Foundation
On Nov. 1, 2013, while giving remarks at the Pennsylvania Conference on Women, Secretary Clinton announced a new Clinton Foundation initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. No Ceilings will bring together partner organizations to evaluate and share the progress women and girls have made in the 20 years since the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
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Honoring female pioneers in science
The New York Times
Florence Nightingale, a statistician? Marie Curie, driving to the front during World War I to X-ray wounded soldiers? Yes, and yes. Many such tantalizing and little-known details are part of an exhibition about the lives of 32 women who made major contributions in physics, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, computing and medicine, from the 17th century through the 20th. Some of the women are famous, many not. Nine won Nobel Prizes.
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Global health work in Africa
The Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership is currently accepting applications for individuals interested in global health work in Africa.
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MRI-guided procedure tested as non-invasive study procedure for uterine fibroids
Medical Xpress
Kimberly Dull became the first woman in Illinois — and one of the first in the United States — to take part in a clinical trial of an investigational, non-invasive procedure for uterine fibroids. The procedure, known as MRI-guided HIFU, uses magnetic-resonance imaging to focus heat-generating, high-intensity ultrasound onto these growths.
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Study: Women at higher risk for allergies, asthma
Everyday Health
Women are more likely than men to have asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases, a new study says. Before puberty, boys are more likely than girls to have these health issues. But that changes when they become young adults, allergist Dr. Renata Engler said.
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Diabetes increased CAD risk in young, middle-aged women
Healio
Diabetes significantly increased the risk for incident and fatal coronary artery disease in young and middle-aged women, according to recent data published in Diabetes Care. The presence of diabetes equalized the gender differences traditionally seen in coronary artery disease, the researchers wrote.
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CVD more prevalent in chronic kidney disease patients
Ob. Gyn. News
Cardiovascular disease burden is much greater among elderly patients with chronic kidney disease than in those without, the U.S. Renal Disease System reported. Among Medicare fee-for-service enrollees aged 66 years and older, the prevalence of heart failure in 2011 was 43 percent for those with CKD and 19% for those without CKD.

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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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Women who follow good midlife diet linked to healthy aging
NBC News
The way women eat in their late 50s and early 60s may have some connection to how well they age later on, according to a new study. Earlier studies examining the benefits of a healthy diet have typically focused on its link to specific diseases or death. The new report took a big-picture view of healthy aging in general.
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Study: Stem cells of obese women promote the growth of breast tumors
The Washington Post
Obesity causes changes in stem cells that can result in cancers growing more aggressively, say scientists at Tulane University School of Medicine in a new study. “Clinical studies have shown there is a much higher incidence of breast cancer in obese women than in non-obese women,” says Bruce Bunnell.
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Obesity raises risk for disease, poor mobility in older women
Medscape
Women who are obese are less likely to live to age 85 years compared with normal weight women, according to results of a study published online Nov. 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Of those who do survive to 85 years, obese women are significantly more likely to develop disability or chronic disease than their healthy weight peers. By 2050, 11.6 million women older than 85 years will live in the United States, but the effect of that on mortality and health has been unknown.
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