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Disruptive Women in Health Care
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A platform for provocative ideas, thoughts and solutions in the health sphere
A platform for provocative ideas, thoughts and solutions in the health sphere

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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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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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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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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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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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Double standards.
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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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The VA Health System Scheduling Scandal: A Disruptive Woman's Take -- http://bit.ly/1sr9ViQ

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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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