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Barbara McClintock is a Woman We Love! Regarded as one of the most important geneticists in history, she revolutionized the field of cytogenetics (the study of the structure of the cell, with focus on chromosomes). Her research helped pioneer medical breakthroughs, like prenatal screening for genetic diseases. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983. #WomeninSTEM
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National Scleroderma Awareness Month is almost over, but the quest to raise awareness surrounding this oftentimes devastating autoimmune disorder never ends for Christy McCaffrey. After losing her mother to the disease in 2009, Christy founded Project Scleroderma, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and shedding light on the battle Scleroderma patients must fight every day. Christy shares what she's been up to, and how she works to keep her mother's memory alive: http://bit.ly/1wC7dpf
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Catch up with Kenda West: The Closer, another of our 2014 Women to Watch, as she shares what she's been up to so far this year, and what she's got in the works for the rest of it: http://bit.ly/1sClfJ2
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Susan La Flesche Picotte is a Woman We Love. Picotte was the first Native American woman physician in the U.S. She founded the Picotte Memorial Hospital, which was built in 1913. The hospital, located on the Omaha Reservation, was the first hospital on a Native American reservation not funded by the U.S. government.
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Today on the blog, Amber Coleman-Mortley is back with more tips for effective co-parenting: http://bit.ly/1smguD7
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We know that behind, or beside, every one of you great Disruptive Woman out there, there are equally great men -- husbands, sons, brothers, cousins and friends, without whom we would likely not be nearly as disruptive. In honor of all of these great men, and because June is #menshealthmonth, here's what you should know about issues specific to their health (for a change): http://bit.ly/1v53cJ8
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Esther Honig asked people from 25 countries around the world to make her "beautiful". Living proof that there is no one standard of beauty. http://abcn.ws/1pHkjNV
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Why we need to stop confusing innovation with entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/1pHP1X7
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This is an exceptional position relative to the ever-evolving confusion permeating the e-landscape between innovators and business strategist. Thanks for sharing! Much love, T :-)
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We've all been there -- drowning in a sea of dread in anticipation of an upcoming [and, often, routine] medical procedure. Disruptive Woman Archelle Georgiou, MD, discusses her feelings leading up to one such procedure -- a colonoscopy -- and what she realized was causing it: http://bit.ly/1wBXaRe
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Double standards.
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Silly isn't it??
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The VA Health System Scheduling Scandal: A Disruptive Woman's Take -- http://bit.ly/1sr9ViQ
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A new perspective one the antibiotics debate – what one Disruptive Woman learned through her experiences with the British health care system: http://bit.ly/1vuF4Qz
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In a rapidly changing media landscape, the Disruptive Women in Health Care blog has become a reliable, reputable source of information and insight on issues impacting the health care sphere. Now in its fourth year, Disruptive Women has evolved into not only a blog but a community -- bringing together highly respected thought leaders and influencers from various fields and sectors and providing them with places to discuss, debate and collaborate. With almost 100 bloggers including former members of Congress and other elected officials, medical professionals, technology leaders, patient advocates, medical researchers, health care policy thought leaders and more, Disruptive Women continues to evolve addressing today’s pressing health care issues with more and more thematic posts, e-books and in-person events, such as panel discussions and receptions.

Both online and offline, the Disruptive Women blog is known for providing readers with content diverse in both subject matter and perspective from coverage of health care reform updates and insights to best practices medical breakthroughs and patient advocacy.