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In Memoriam
Dr. Linda Brodsky, May 25, 1952 - February 13, 2014
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2014 Award Recipients
AMWA is pleased to announce the 2014 Award recipients.
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Linda Brodsky, M.D., Essay Award - Extended Deadline March 2
Revitalized this year, this award honors the women who have mentored, inspired and encouraged young students to become physicians.
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AMWA looking for Regional Governors
AMWA is looking for Regional Governors to help increase AMWA Branch Development.
Deadline extended to March 10 — APPLY NOW.

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CVS / Caremark will stop selling tobacco products
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REGISTER NOW — 99th Anniversary Meeting March 13-16
Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C. — Register Now
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February is American Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
During the month of February, Americans see the human heart as the symbol of love.
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Majority of physicians use mobile devices, but not mobile EHRs
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
Among MDs, mobile devices have become as ubiquitous as lab coats and stethoscopes.
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What is the safest way to stop postmenopausal hormone therapy?
Health Canal
A new study that explores optimal approaches to manage symptoms such as trouble sleeping, mood swings, and depression on discontinuation of hormone therapy.
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Physician assistance may help women stop hormones
Medscape (free subscription)
Physicians may be able to help women stop hormone therapy by assisting them with symptom management and coping strategies, suggests a cross-sectional telephone survey published in the Journal of Women's Health.
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International coalition aims to head off infectious disease threats
Family Practice News
According to the CDC, the U.S. aims to lead the way in preventing epidemics, monitoring potential threats to global health, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks, and bolstering partnering countries’ ability to respond to such threats.
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CMS extends 2013 Meaningful Use attestation deadline for providers
Medical Economics
Another deadline for the $27 billion Medicare EHR Incentive Program has been extended by the CMS.
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ICD-10 price tag going up for docs
Family Practice News
Making the switch from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 diagnosis code set could cost as much as $225,000 for some small practices and up to $8 million in some large practices, according to a study from the American Medical Association.
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Federal government amends patient access to laboratory test results
By Jessica Belle
Soon patients and patients' personal representatives will be able to obtain copies of completed laboratory test reports directly from laboratories.
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