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Visionary women leaders at the AMWA Annual Meeting
Pictured right to left: Arianna Huffington and Bernice Sandler, EdD (Godmother of Title IX) inspire attendees at AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting.
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AMWA Members called to join in the effort to repeal the SGR.
On March 31, the SGR will kick in and threaten massive disruptions in the Medicare program if nothing is done. Unfortunately, Congress' pattern has been to temporarily patch the SGR to keep it from taking effect, which only serves to keep physicians and their patients in a constant state of uncertainty and instability. But this year could be different.
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AMWA President on FindaTopDoc Radio
AMWA President, Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, the featured guest on FindaTopDoc Radio
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AMWA's Partner Medelita Announces H.E.R.O. Award for Residents
Nominate a resident for a chance to win free Medelita scrubs, white coats, and $25,000! Deadline is March 28!

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    AMWA signs on to letter from the SWHR
SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act
A new partnership between AMWA and Canopy Apps!
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Arianna Huffington talks 'Thrive' with Ellen
The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to talk about her new book "Thrive," which focuses on how to live a stable, balanced life in the midst of a pressure-filled culture.
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Women's Health Fridays on ReachMD
Listen every Friday to iHeartRadio and Tune in for Women's Health Fridays
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SWHR Travel Award for student researchers studying sex differences in neuroscience
The award offers a travel award opportunity for four full-time neuroscience students to present their research on sex differences in the brain at a scientific conference in 2014. Applications due April 4. More details at SWHR.org.
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Can Google Glass transform medical education?
HIT Consultant
Google Glass looks exciting for the medical world, and presents a particularly powerful opportunity for medical education.
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Progress made in patient privacy, but criminal attacks increasing
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
The number of data breaches has declined slightly over the past year. But the state of patient privacy and data protection is not good, according to the Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security.
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Study: Primary-care doc shortage leaves 62 million with inadequate access
Modern Healthcare
As national attention centers on the number of individuals who will gain insurance coverage under the health reform law, new research warns that a shortage of primary-care physicians means about 62 million Americans still have inadequate access to primary care.
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Internists must play a larger role in managing menopausal symptoms
Health Canal
With changing views on appropriate therapies to control symptoms and new treatments available and on the horizon, most internists lack the core competencies and experience to meet the needs of women entering menopause, according to a provocative Commentary published in Journal of Women’s Health.
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Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer
The Associated Press via WRAL
Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting.
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Peer support networks can be a healthy supplement to physician practices
AAFP
When a family physician or other healthcare professional is not able to reach out to these patients, a peer support healthcare worker can fill the gap in access to care.
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Study: Doctors often comply when patients ask for advertised drugs
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Patient requests for specific drugs have a major influence on the medicines prescribed by doctors, a new study suggests.
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