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AMWA Meeting Highlights — Noreen Fraser
Founder and CEO of the Noreen Fraser Foundation, inspired AMWA attendees with both humor and wisdom, reflecting on her experiences as an 11-year stage IV breast cancer survivor.
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Contest: Design a Centennial Logo for AMWA and win $300
Design a Centennial Logo for AMWA and win $300. Deadline May 7!
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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.
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National Women's Health Week is May 11-17
All AMWA branches are encouraged to get involved by holding an educational event, talk/panel addressing a women's health topic (option: open it up to the public), health fair, pass out/drop off brochures at a local venue, show a movie or documentary about a women's health issue (there are many on eating disorders and violence against women), or any other way you think of!

Fill out this form by May 1, 2014 if you want brochures sent to you. These brochures on women's health, breast cancer, and cervical cancer will also be available on the AMWA website for print. Additionally, we will showcase our favorite initiatives on the AMWA website, so keep us posted on your events and activities!
Support the National Women's Health Week Thunderclap on Monday, April 12.

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NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

Join the Hill Briefing on Women's Health, April 30
Women's Health Can't Wait: The Continued Need for Sex and Gender Based Research
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NIH: Free Health Information for Multicultural Communities
National Institute of Health
NIAMS has a long-standing commitment to make health information accessible to all people so they can benefit from the gains made in scientific research.
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1st FDA-approved HPV DNA test for primary cervical cancer screening
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Test for women 25 and older that can be used alone to help a healthcare professional assess the need for a woman to undergo additional diagnostic testing for cervical cancer.
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Free Webinar on Human Trafficking — May 14
Hosted by the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse
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Call for nominations
Consumer Representatives for FDA advisory committees
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Gender influences stroke risk in diabetes
Merck Medicus
Meta-analysis shows women at significantly higher risk than men
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New research showing promise in contraceptives for women
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
There is an urgent need to develop effective and affordable contraceptives for women with different needs and different age groups.
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SGR and ICD-10's aftershock:
Gauging the impact to your income and practice

Modern Economics
For doctors, the bill brings relief from two problems. First, it heads off an impending 24 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursements and replaces it with a .5 percent bump for the next year. SGR talking points
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