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Women in medicine are trailblazers, advocates and leaders

Each September, the AMA is proud to recognize and honor the immense contributions women make to the House of Medicine. Such recognition is particularly appropriate this year. I count myself lucky to be joined by two exceptional women physicians in holding the offices of president, president-elect, and immediate past president, …

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A textbook case of sexism in medicine?

In case you are unaware of the potentially sexually charged atmosphere of an orthopaedic clinic, we point you in the direction of the erotic tome that is Advanced Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics. It was brought to Twitter’s attention by Kate Ahmad, a neurologist in Sydney who tweeted “If you don’t …

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New studies launched of Apple Watch’s health-monitoring abilities

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday announced that it’s launching three research studies that will assess the Apple Watch’s capabilities in monitoring women’s medical conditions, hearing health, and mobility signals like heart rate and walking pace. It’s the latest sign of Apple’s rising profile and ambition as a player …

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Center for Women’s Health re-certified

The team at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s Center for Women’s Health, seen in this edited image, offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patient care. (Image provided) The team at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s Center for Women’s Health, seen in this edited image, offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to …

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Pathologies of pleasure: What they don’t teach you in…

Tlaleng Mofokeng is a doctor, writer, radio and TV presenter as well as an internationally renowned health activist. She’s made it her life work to educate people on sexual and reproductive health and rights and her first book is a primer on everything from anal sex to intersectionality. Read why …

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The carers, advocates and reformers of women’s health

‘The colony was in the midst of a gold rush that would bring half a million people in the decade. Women were abandoned – pregnant and destitute – while their husbands and erstwhile lovers tried their luck on the goldfields. The need for a charity lying-in hospital for women without …

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Doctor has medical license revoked over sexy Instagram pics

A doctor in Myanmar has had her medical license revoked by the country’s Medical Council because her sexy Instagram photos were considered inappropriate by “traditional Myanmar culture.” Dr Nang Mwe San was a top student throughout her medical schooling and became a licensed doctor at 22, The New York Times …

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Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction Recognized as Medical Condition

The announcement came earlier this week. On June 11, the European Medicines Agency formally declared that it was recognizing Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD) as a medical condition that can outlast discontinuation of SSRI and SNRI antidepressants. After lengthy and extensive review, the agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee determined that “sexual …

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Women in Business: Lisa Ward, Santa Rosa Community Health

North Bay Business Journal asked 2019 Women in Business Awards winner Lisa Ward to fill us in on her background, responsibilities and community involvement, and insights into what makes her a notable professional in the region. Professional background: I trained as a family physician at UC San Francisco where I …

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Myanmar doctor’s license revoked due to bikini Facebook posts

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Myanmar model and doctor said she would appeal against a medical council decision to revoke her license for posting photos of herself on Facebook in revealing outfits and bikinis. The Myanmar Medical Council suspended the medical license of Nang Mwe San in a letter …

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POV: What about the “B” in LGBT+? | BU Today

Image courtesy of flickr/marymactavish This weekend marks the city of Boston’s 49th annual Pride celebration, when members of the LGBT+ community and their allies will march, dance, sing, and honor their own identities and those of other queer folks in Boston and all over the world. Throughout Pride Week (May …

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