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AMWA position paper on human sex trafficking
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In its new position paper, AMWA recommends a range of strategic actions to stem the tide of U.S. sex trafficking involving women and girls.
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Save the Date! AMWA Interim Meeting, Sept. 26-27, 2014
The AMWA Interim Meeting will take place Sept. 26-27, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Major TV Network seeks women in medicine stories from AMWA
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Send in suggestions of real life stories about women in medicine (women run clinic/hospital, labor & delivery, etc.,).
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National Women's Health Week a success
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Thanks to all AMWA members who promoted health information to patients and the general public during Women's Health Week, May 11-17, 2014.
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AMWA Fellowship Program
Fellowship Application reviewers needed: Board certification and a minimum of five years of clinical and/or academic experience required. Contact associatedirector@amwa-doc.org.
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Become a Certified Meaningful Use Manager in only 4 days
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Become a certified Meaningful Use Manager in only four days — special AMWA discount.
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New Jersey Women in Medicine Luncheon
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This luncheon will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Essex Fells, New Jersey.
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Dr. Kanani Titchen and Dr. Mary Becker Rysavy present study on human sex trafficking
AMWA Gender Equity Task Force speaks on negotiation, mentoring and workplace bullying



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NIH to balance sex in cell and animal studies
Nature
Janine A. Clayton and Francis S. Collins unveil policies to ensure that preclinical research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health considers females and males.
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2nd MERS case identified in US
HealthDay News
A second case of MERS — the potentially fatal respiratory virus that initially surfaced in the Middle East two years ago — has been detected in the U.S., federal health officials said.
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Race for Every Child — support Children's Health in Washington, DC
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Children's National Health System's 2nd Annual Race will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Click here for more information.
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Do you really understand mental illness?
By Jessica Taylor
As we close Mental Health Awareness Month, it brings up an important question: Do you understand the depths of a mental illness? How about the stigma?
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Where are the women?
By Catherine Iste
What steps can we take now to narrow the gap between what women can do and what they are doing?
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The trouble festering in primary care
MedPage Today
As the role of primary care expands in the evolving healthcare landscape, there has been increasing discussion about expanding the team, and re-tasking members of those teams to allow everyone to "practice up to their license."
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Study shows higher risk of death for obese breast cancer patients
Reuters
A new study of 80,000 women with early breast cancer found that obesity was associated with a 34 percent higher risk of death for pre-menopausal women whose disease is susceptible to higher levels of the hormone estrogen.
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Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention in the United States– 2014: A Clinical Practice Guideline
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Physicians face declining profitability
Health IT Outcomes
U.S. physicians saw a bumpy road in the past year, according to the 2014 Practice Profitability Index.
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