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AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting - Featured Speakers
Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C. — Register Now
AMWA Meeting Features Speakers on Breast Cancer
Noreen Fraser, Breast Cancer Survivor and Activist
Alexandra Heerdt, M.D. – Breast Surgeon
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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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Dr. Linda Brodsky Memorial Fund and Lecture
Dr. Stephanie Pincus will be delivering the Dr. Linda Brodsky Memorial Lecture at AMWA’s Annual Meeting. A memorial fund has also been set up in Dr. Brodsky’s name.
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MWIA / AMWA Session at the 58th CSW
“Role of Women Physicians in Advancing MDG 4 and 5 Globally”
To Commemorate the 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
March 11 2014, 12:30-2 p.m. — New York City

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Missed the Teleseminar with Dr. Linda Hawes Clever?
Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life
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AMWA's help needed to push SGR repeal across finish line
Support the bill that prevents a 24 percent across-the-board cut to physician payments.
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Adjuvant bevacizumab increases cervical cancer survival
HealthDay News via Oncology Nurse Advisor
Adjuvant bevacizumab increases overall survival in cervical cancer and improves progression-free survival in glioblastoma, according to three studies.
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HPV-positive head and neck cancer: Different pattern of disease
Medscape (free subscription)
Patients with head and neck cancers who test positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) have a different pattern of disease, as well as a better prognosis, compared with those who test negative.
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Researchers develop sticky nanoparticles to fight heart disease
Health Canal
Researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs targeting damaged arteries, a non-invasive method to fight heart disease.
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Avoid unnecessary C-sections, says new guideline
Healthline
Concerned about the monumental increase in the number of women who have cesarean births the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) have released a new consensus guideline urging women and their doctors to be more patient during labor instead of rushing to surgery.
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Removing ovaries cuts risk of death in gene carriers
USA Today
Women who inherit mutations in high-risk genes that sharply increase the risk of breast or ovarian cancer can reduce their risk of death by 77 percent by having their ovaries removed by age 35, a new study shows.
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Medical identity theft a growing concern
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
For the first time since The Identity Theft Resource Center started tracking data breaches in 2005, healthcare has topped the list of industries responsible for the largest percentage of data breaches.
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Study: More breast cancer patients choosing reconstructive surgery
HealthDay News via Health Magazine
According to the study there was an almost 20 percent jump in reconstructive breast surgeries between 1998 and 2007 among women who’d had a breast removed due to breast cancer.
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