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Happy Birthday AMWA!
98 years ago today, Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen founded the American Medical Women’s Association to bring together women physicians.
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NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

Why doctors don't take sick days
The New York Times
AMWA member, Dr. Danielle Ofri, writes, "It has long been known that doctors make the worst patients. From day one in medical training, the unspoken message is that calling in sick is for wimps. Much of this is logistics. The staff has to scramble to reschedule patients — many of whom have been waiting weeks or months for their appointments."
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Most women keep using IUDs, contraceptive implants
Reuters
More than 90 percent of women who opt for long-term reversible forms of birth control keep using them for at least six months, a new study found.
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Cardiovascular risk factors common with breast cancer
Ob.Gyn.News
Breast cancer survivors shared several body composition characteristics associated with increased cardiac risk and were referred for cardiac consultation most commonly for a high body mass index, an elevated HDL level, insufficient exercise, and exposure to anthracycline, two separate studies found.
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Menstrual cycle may affect women's concussion recovery
Health.com
Women who suffer a concussion may heal more slowly if the injury occurs in the two weeks leading up to their menstrual period, a small new study suggests.
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Regaining body control after giving birth
The Boston Globe
Losing control. It’s a common feeling for many mothers during the first few weeks after giving birth. It may seem difficult to get a grip on your emotions let alone your schedule with your seemingly nocturnal newborn.
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Hypertension treatment flowchart fills in for missing guideline
Forbes
When the AHA and the ACC released four updated clinical guidelines earlier this week, a fifth document, the hypertension guideline, was conspicuous by its absence. According to the AHA and the ACC, the authors of the hypertension document have chosen to publish it independently.

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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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More than 50 percent of nonsurgical patients receive opioid prescriptions
Nurse.com
Amid a growing climate of concern regarding the overuse of opioid pain medications, a comprehensive analysis of more than 1 million hospital admissions has found that more than 50 percent of all nonsurgical patients were prescribed opioids during their hospitalizations — often at very high doses — and that more than half of those exposed were still receiving these medications on the day they were discharged from the hospital.
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Home HPV test may help detect early cervical cancer
NBC News
In the study, researchers mailed home HPV test kits to 155 women ages 30 to 64 in North Carolina. The women had low incomes or were uninsured, and had not had a pap smear in at least four years.
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Heart disease top cause of California pregnancy deaths
Bloomberg
Heart disease is the top cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California and probably throughout the U.S., many of which could be prevented by addressing related ailments, a study found.
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What's the best way to treat obesity? New guidelines show the way to lose weight
Medical Daily
In the first update to national guidelines on treating obesity since 1998, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology worked together to evaluate and synthesize 133 clinical research trials on how to best lose weight to achieve the healthiest outcomes.
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