AMWA NewsFlash
Apr. 23, 2014

President's Corner with Dr. Haffizulla

Please read the following reports shared by Dr. Haffizulla on obesity trends:
Preventive Medicine Focus this week: Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecasts through 2030
Dr. Haffizulla hosts a public announcement on Chronic Disease NutritionMore

Congrats Dr. Kanani Titchen, AMWA Resident Division Past President

Dr. Titchen is a top 10 Finalist for Medelita's H.E.R.O. Award ($25,000 Honorarium)
Please click here to vote for Dr. Kanani Titchen!More

AMWA — A National Ally of Vision 2020

Vision 2020 Women's Wit and Wisdom Luncheon — Monday, May 5, 2014. Honoring Laura Bellows, past president of the American Bar Association. Comments by best-selling author Lisa Scottoline.More

AMWA announces its new 2014-2015 Officers and Board of Directors

Click here to view AMWA's new 2014-2015 Officers and Board of DirectorsMore

AMWA members encouraged to organize a National Women's Health Week Event in their community — May 11-17

To receive brochures from AMWA on women's health and wellness for your event, please fill out this form before April 28.More

Contest: Design a Centennial Logo for AMWA and win $300

Design a Centennial Logo for AMWA! The creator of the winning logo will win $300.More

Physician Salaries: 2014 Report
Medscape (free subscription)
How much are physicians earning, what has changed, and how are they adapting to the new healthcare environment?More

New study from Harvard identifies transgender health disparities
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Transgender individuals are medically underserved and their healthcare needs incompletely understood in part because they represent a subpopulation whose health is rarely monitored by U.S. national surveillance systems.More

Children prescribed codeine despite safety concerns
USA Today
Although significant concerns have been raised about the safety and benefits of codeine-containing medications for children, there's been only a slight decline in hospital emergency department prescriptions for the drugs over the past decade.More

Barcoding technology may improve medication accuracy
Pharmacy Times
Using barcode-assisted medication administration systems with electronic medication administration records may help reduce medication errors within hospitals.More

With $245 billion spent on diabetes, telemedicine looks to cut the cost
USA Today
At a cost of $245 billion in 2012, the disease's toll on the economy has increased by more than 40 percent since 2007, according to a recent report from the ADA.More

15-minute visits take a toll on the doctor-patient relationship
Kaiser Health News
Patients – and physicians – say they feel the time crunch as never before as doctors rush through appointments.More