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A letter from the President
As the centennial anniversary of AMWA quickly approaches, many new initiatives and a renewed, invigorated approach to our outreach efforts are in effect.
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AMWA represented at 'Go Red for Women' in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
AMWA President, Dr. Haffizulla, AMWA Treasurer Dr. Fatteh, AMWA Past President Dr. Galindo, Dr. Shankar and Region 4 Governor Dr. Sam represented AMWA at the Broward County Medical Association's event on Wednesday, June 4, that supported the "Go Red for Women" campaign to promote awareness of heart disease in women. Synergy between AMWA and both local and national organizations is imperative as we promote health and wellness for all.
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Register Now! AMWA Interim Meeting, Sept. 27-28, 2014
The AMWA Interim Meeting will take place Sept. 27-28, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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AMWA Centennial Meeting — April 23-26, 2015
Celebrate 100 years in Chicago, Illinois, with AMWA!
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Winner of the AMWA Centennial Logo design!
Congratulations to Lexi Shepherd, winner of the Centennial Logo design! Lexi is a medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont.
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AMWA Board Call for Nominations
Applications are due Aug. 15. The AMWA Governance Committee is currently accepting nominations for positions on the Board of Directors beginning in the 2015-16 year. Apply here.
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AMWA Board Vacancy Announcement
Two year term beginning July 2014 and ending at the Annual Meeting in 2016. Applications due by July 7, 2014. Please apply here.
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Announcing AMWA's New Fellowship Program
Recognizing distinguished members of AMWA who have accomplished outstanding achievements in science, medicine or academia. Apply Now
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AMWA awards the Glasgow-Rubin Certificates of Commendation for Academic Achievement


PHYSICIAN & WOMEN'S HEALTH NEWS

Justice Ginsburg's passionate dissent of Hobby Lobby decision
The Wire
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who called the majority opinion "a decision of startling breadth" read a portion of her decision from the bench on Monday.
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Increased coverage of preventive services with zero cost sharing under the ACA
Department of Health and Human Services
Seventy-six million Americans are estimated to be newly eligible for expanded preventative services coverage under the ACA — including 30 million women.
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Free Teleconference — July 8
Stories about becoming free with best-selling author Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
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Addition of 3-D imaging technique to mammography increases breast cancer detection rate
JAMA
Tomosynthesis in addition to digital mammography showed a decrease in the proportion of patients called back for additional imaging and an increase in the cancer detection rate.
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Older individuals with normal thinking and memory function sought to test new drug that may slow memory loss
A new research study is testing whether a new investigational treatment can slow the memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease.
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Aspirin may cut pancreatic cancer risk
The New York Times
A new study adds to the evidence that low-dose aspirin, known to reduce the risk for heart disease, may also reduce the risk for pancreatic cancer.
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Too many antibiotics — Patients and prescribers speak up
Medscape (free login required)
Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant infections.
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Women may not receive contraception from employer's insurance
By Jessica Taylor
Two companies came together to sue the Obama administration because the Affordable Care Act requires each company to provide health insurance that includes contraception.
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Supply won't meet growing demand for primary care
USA Today
Federally funded programs will add at least 2,300 new primary care practitioners by the end of 2015, but the funding for at least one of those is set to expire at the same time.
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