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- Call for Future Leaders in Clinical and Translational Research
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) KL2, a post-doctoral training program with an emphasis on multidisciplinary clinical and translational research, is seeking outstanding candidates who would benefit from the program. Applications being accepted 7/1-10/22/2012.
- National Memory Screening Day on November 13
An annual initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America in which qualified healthcare professionals at local sites nationwide provide free, confidential memory screenings and educational materials to the public. Sign up as a screening site or call 866-AFA-8484 for more information.
- AMWA Endorses New Hormone Therapy Statement of Agreement
After 10 years of debate regarding the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, 15 top medical organizations have come together to issue a statement of agreement regarding the benefits of hormone therapy for symptomatic menopausal women.
- Supplementing Mammograms with Ultrasounds in Women with Dense Breast Tissue
Seven major studies with over 42,000 women, demonstrate that by supplementing mammograms with ultrasounds in women with dense breast tissue increases detection from 48% to 97%. Women with dense tissue have a 5x greater risk of getting breast cancer AND are less likely to have cancer detected by mammography alone. Learn more.
- When Women Lead, Your Specialty Can Win
Discover the insights of why women should be in leadership roles in this issue of Emergency Physicians Monthly, "When Women Lead, EM Wins."
- Study Finds Racial/Ethnic Differences in Depressive Symptoms among Young Women
A recent article in The Journal of Women's Health found that 24% of young women reported symptoms concerning for major depressive disorders. White women appeared to be more vulnerable than African American or Hispanic women.
- "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" by Anne-Marie Slaughter
The author of a controversial article in The Atlantic
describes her own experiences stepping down from a high powered position at the State Department to spend more time with her family. She realized that women really can't have it all. "Not today, not with the way America's economy and society are currently structured." Read more and follow the incredible public response in The Atlantic
and The New York Times
- Acute Pyelonephritis: A Short-Course Treatment
A recent study in June 2012 in The Lancet reports the efficacy and non-inferiority of a 7-day course of ciprofloxacin (vs 14-day) for the treatment of community acquired acute pyelonephritis.
- July is Park and Recreation Month
Promote fitness for your family, friends, and patients by encouraging participation in events at local parks, recreations centers, or nature reserves. Celebrate the outdoors by supporting environmental conservation efforts in your community.