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Save the Date! AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting
Women in Medicine: Successfully Facing Future Challenges and Advances
March 14-16, 2014
Laurie Glimcher, M.D.
Anthony Fauci, M.D.
Margaret Hamburg, M.D.(pending)
Story Landis, Ph.D.
Julie Freischlag, M.D.
Louise Ivers, M.D., MPH, DTM&H
Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D.
William Haseltine, M.D., Ph.D.
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AMWA Awards Nominations — Deadline extended to Nov 5.
Now Accepting Applications for AMWA’s 2014 Awards
Awards are open to non-AMWA members.
Click here for more information about the awards and how to apply.
Medical Women's International Association (MWIA) — New triennium
MWIA is now beginning a new triennium with the theme of Eliminating and Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence. Read the latest MWIA Newsletter here.
All AMWA members have free membership in MWIA.
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Doctors search for vaccine to prevent breast cancer
Forty years ago, women who had abnormal results on a Pap smear often wound up with a hysterectomy. Doctors removed their uterus because they had no other way to prevent women from developing cervical cancer, researcher Susan Love says.
Today, she says, doctors can prevent cervical cancer with a vaccine.
That has led some to ask: Could researchers develop a vaccine against breast cancer?
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Study links eating disorders to maternal health risks
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
A recently published study suggests that women with eating disorders are more likely to experience reproductive health problems than the general female population.
Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare examined the medical records of around 11,000 women for a 15-year-period.
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Significant exposure to BPA increased risk for miscarriage by 80 percent
Women with high levels of conjugated bisphenol A levels had an 80 percent increased risk for miscarriage compared with women who demonstrated lower levels, according to data presented during a teleconference ahead of the conjoint meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
ICD-9 vs. ICD-10: What's the difference?
By Brooke Andrus
If you're a proponent of the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality, you might be a little reluctant to buy into all of this ICD-10 business. After all, you use ICD-9 now, and that seems to be working just fine. So why rock the boat? Well, there's another old saying that goes something like, "You don't know what you're missing until you reach out and touch it."
Genomic differences observed in cervical cancer subtypes
The two most common subtypes of cervical cancer harbor high rates of potentially targetable oncogenic mutations, study results suggest.
Because cervical adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinoma feature distinct molecular profiles, personalized treatment strategies could significantly improve outcomes, researchers wrote.
The soaring cost of a simple breath
The New York Times
Asthma — the most common chronic disease that affects Americans of all ages, about 40 million people — can usually be well controlled with drugs. But being able to afford prescription medications in the U.S. often requires top-notch insurance or plenty of disposable income, and time to hunt for deals and bargains.
Medical device industry facing tough road ahead
By Rosemary Sparacio
The business climate in 2013 and beyond will prove to be a challenging one for medical device manufacturers. And with the current government shutdown centering around the Affordable Care Act, one of the sticking points for passage of the funding bill is removing the steep excise tax on medical devices from the equation by delaying funding for the ACA for at least a year.
Uterine fibroids cause more health issues in African American women
Science World Report
A recent study that examined a national survey found that African American women were more likely to have uterine fibroids. These new findings, reported via a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Int., publishers, discusses how the problem has a 3-fold higher incidence of uterine fibroids and tend to have them at an earlier age, as well.
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