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A message from your president about AMWA's Fellowship Program
The promotion and advancement of your career is one of our top priorities at AMWA.
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Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla publishes 2nd book
Lead With Your Heart: A Doctor's Rx For Personal & Professional Success is Dr. Haffizulla's prescription for achieving success in every area of your life.
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World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress
Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla represents AMWA at the World Medical Tourism & Global Health Care Congress on Sept. 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
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Artifact from AMWA Founder Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
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AMWA board member leads medical mission trip to rural Nicaragua
Dr. Suzanne Harrison led a group of medical students, physicians and undergraduates to rural Nicaragua to provide medical care to the underserved residents of Los Cedros and Reyes Norte.
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AMWA Diversity and Inclusion Survey: We Need Your Input!
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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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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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PHYSICIAN & WOMEN'S HEALTH NEWS

Physician Financial Transparency Reports (Sunshine Act)
AMA
Important steps physicians need to take now.
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Missouri's solution to primary care physician shortage prompts backlash
Medical Economics
A Missouri law creating a new licensure for medical school graduates who are unable to secure residencies is sparking backlash from medical organizations.
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HPV vaccine uptake remains 'unacceptably low,' CDC Says
Medscape (free login required)
Uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in teenage girls and boys remains unacceptably low, even though there was a slight increase in coverage from 2012 to 2013.
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Questioning medicine: EHRs and attention deficit
MedPage Today
In this guest blog, physicians give their take on how EHRs distract from patient care.
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Breast cancer drug has a surprising new application, study finds
TIME
An early study published in Clinical Cancer Research shows that gel-based tamoxifen may be as effective as the oral drug, and have fewer side effects.
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Cognitive impairment a concern for younger Type 1 diabetes patients
Diabetes in Control
Researchers have found that sometimes within days of diagnosis, impairment of cognitive function can be seen in Type 1 children and adolescents.
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Could a probiotic prevent obesity?
From 1980-2008, the prevalence of worldwide obesity more than doubled. Now, researchers say a probiotic that prevents obesity could be in sight.
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Dextromethorphan abuse: A common choice for addicts of all ages
By Cynthia Sheppard Solomon
Available since the 1950s, dextromethorphan can be found in more than 140 different cough-and-cold remedies — both prescription and over the counter.
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