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3 AMWA residents are finalists for the Medelita award
3 AMWA residents are finalists for the Medelita "Right Fit" Resident H.E.R.O. Award
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AMWA members encouraged to organize a National Women's Health Week Event in their community
To receive brochures from AMWA on women's health and wellness for your event, please fill out this form before April 28.
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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.
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AMWA President promotes Alcohol Awareness Month
AMWA President, Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, writes about underage drinking
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AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting Photos
Meeting and Gala photos, click here. Courtesy of Mary Ellen Morrow
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Gala photos slideshow, click here. — Full gallery, click here.
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Spanish speaking healthcare practitioner needed
Spanish speaking spokesdoctor or nurse practitioner is needed for a vaccine campaign with HealthyWomen. Please contact Amy Takis at media@healthywomen.org.
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NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

Free learning lunch webinars from 4Medapproved
April 8 — Online storage and backup - what does "secure" really mean?
April 15 — EHR Ease of Use. Enabling Better Data Input and Output

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The Federal Register notice announcing a public workshop
Standards for the Interoperable Exchange of Information for Tracing of Human, Finished, Prescription Drugs, in Paper or Electronic Format
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Dr. Lynn E. Taylor, FACP, awarded 2014 Woman Physician of the Year
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Dr. Lynn E. Taylor, FACP, is being awarded the 2014 Woman Physician of the Year in celebration of the Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association’s 33nd Anniversary
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FDA expands access to overdose antidote to stem opiate addiction
TIME
The FDA has approved the first auto-injecting version of Naloxone as part of the government’s efforts to control the epidemic of opiate addiction and overdoses.
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Higher hospitalist workload tied to increased length of stay, higher costs
Infectious Disease News
Increased workload among hospitalists, particularly beyond 15 patients per provider, is linked to clinically significant increases in patient length of stay and cost, according to recent findings.
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How to replace IV nitroglycerin in the shortage
MedPage Today
An emergency department nightmare is now reality: Manufacturing problems have sapped intravenous nitroglycerin supplies, leaving many ED teams across the country without the go-to drug.
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FDA approves Oralair, first grass-pollen allergy pill
Family Practice News
Oralair was approved April 1 by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of allergic rhinitis; it is the first sublingual allergen extract approved for use in the U.S.
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Strain-specific Lyme disease immunity lasts for years
Medical Xpress
A new study led by researchers has some brighter news: Once infected with a particular strain of the disease-causing bacteria, humans appear to develop immunity against that strain that can last six to nine years.
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