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Arianna Huffington to receive the Presidential Award
Arianna Huffington to Receive the Presidential Award for her Life's Accomplishments and Contributions to Women's Health at AMWA's 99th Anniversary Gala at the National Musuem of Women in the Arts, March 15th, 2014.
Conference on Human Sex Trafficking
AMWA and Mt. Sinai Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine co-hosted a training on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children by Girls Educational and Mentoring Services on Dec. 14-15, 2013.
SAVE THE DATE — AMWA Meeting 2014
AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting — March 14-16, 2014
Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C. —
Call for Posters — deadline Jan. 31, 2014
Advocacy Day — March 13, 2014
Volunteers needed to lead Advocacy Day groups
"The Art of Dying" by Dr. Gayatri Devi (AMWA Past President)
As a young doctor, Dr. Gayatri Devi watched over the bedside death of a friend and wondered if it was a Good Death.
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Medicine's Problem of 'Incidental Findings'
Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of What Doctors Feel
Abnormalities on medical tests that weren't what doctors were looking for — and probably mean nothing — can cause a lot of anxiety, time, and money.
A birth-control comeback: The IUD
The Wall Street Journal
The FDA approved the first new intrauterine device on the market in 13 years.
Caution to pregnant women on red meat diabetes link
There is increasing evidence to suggest that red meat is linked with a higher rate of gestational diabetes in pregnant women, which poses risks to the health of both the mother and the baby.
Are younger women more likely to have and die from a heart attack?
Young women, ages 55 years or below, are more likely to be hospitalized for an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and to die within the first 30 days than men in the same age group, according to a new study.
Exercise slashes risk of aggressive breast cancer for African American women
Researchers have determined that African American women who regularly engage in vigorous exercise have a 47 percent reduced risk of developing a range of treatment-resistant tumors.
Diabetes drugs affect hearts of men, women differently
Researchers examined how three commonly prescribed treatments for Type 2 diabetes affected 78 patients who were divided into three groups.
Health spending is more efficient for men than for women
In the first-ever study to estimate health spending efficiency by gender across 27 industrialized nations, researchers discovered significant disparities within countries, with stronger gains in life expectancy for men than for women in nearly every nation.
Reactions mixed to announced meaningful use changes
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
A new proposed timeline for the meaningful use incentive program for electronic health record use was announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
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