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National Women's Health Week is May 11-17
Celebrate National Women's Health Week by holding an educational event on a women's health topic, sponsor a health fair, distribute health brochures at a local venue, or host a screening on a women's health issue.
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A message from your President
May is national physical fitness and sport month. As you know, lifestyle modification through increased physical activity and well balanced nutrition plays a strong role in preventing disease and promoting health. As your President, I signed the pledge on behalf of AMWA to promote fitness and daily activity in all who support AMWA's mission and vision. The commitment to live healthy starts first with you! Join me as we stave off disease and perpetuate health!
- Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla

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AMWA attends Vision 2020 in Philadelphia
Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla and Dr. Eliza Chin convene at the Vision 2020 Congress in Philadelphia to lead change and promote social and economic equality for women.
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AMWA Gender Equity Task Force speaks on negotiation, mentoring and workplace bullying
AMWA leaders Dr. Suzanne Harrison and Dr. Roberta Gebhard attended the 47th Annual Spring Conference for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
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AMWA Resident Dr. Arthy Saravanan crowned Mrs. India International
Dr. Saravanan's platform addresses healthcare disparities among underprivileged children.
Congratulations Dr. Saravanan!

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Dr. Kanani Titchen and Dr. Mary Becker Rysavy present study on human sex trafficking
Dr. Kanani Titchen and Dr. Mary Becker Rysavy present study on human sex trafficking at Pediatric Academic Societies conference in Vancouver.
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Google+ Hangout with Dr. Titchen, 2014 H.E.R.O. Honorarium Recipeint
Join us for a brief interview with AMWA Resident Division Past President Dr. Kanani Titchen who was honored with the Medelita H.E.R.O. “Right – Fit” Award.
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AMWA member, Lynda Kabbash, M.D., elected to the AMA Women Physicians Section Governing Council
The AMA WPS includes all women physicians who are members of the AMA and others who are interested in joining the section. Congratulations Dr. Kabbash!
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Special program featuring Engeye Health, AWHS supported clinic
May 14 — University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Global Health
Featured speaker Mr. John Kalule, Clinic Manager at Engeye Health

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Cardiometabolic Health Congress 2014 Oct. 22-25 — Boston, MA
AMWA has 4 Complimentary Registrations ($595 value) to the Cardiometabolic Health Congress 2014. For more info, contact associatedirector@amwa-doc.org.
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Dr. Kanani Titchen and the Medelita H.E.R.O. Award
AMWA attends Broward County Medical Association's 'Pink Dress' networking event
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New biography about Dr. Janet Travell, Former AMWA member


NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

Free Webinar on Human Trafficking — May 14
Hosted by the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse
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SWHR calls for more study of women in clinical trials
SWHR
The Society for Women’s Health Research marks National Women’s Health Week by urging greater study of women in clinical trials and medical research.
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Confirmed MERS case in Indiana
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The first case of MERS infection in the U.S. was reported to CDC by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on May 1, 2014, and confirmed by CDC on May 2.
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Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
Stay posted on new research, data, and study opportunities to help prevent Alzheimer's Disease through the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry.
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Nominate someone for the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
Harrington Discovery Institute
The Harrington Prize honors an investigator for notable achievements in innovation, creativity, and potential for clinical application. Nomination deadline is Aug. 15.
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CMS reminds physicians of MU hardship exception deadline
Medscape (free subscription)
Physicians who attested in previous years but don't attest to meaningful use stage 2 this year have until July 1, 2015, to apply for a hardship exception to sidestep a penalty in 2016.
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Syphilis rate in US more than doubled since 2000
Infectious Disease News
The rate of reported primary and secondary syphilis in the United States in 2013 was more than double the lowest rate ever in 2000, according CDC researchers.
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