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Getting the care you need requires more than just simply making an appointment and going to see your doctor. You have to be able to fill your doctor in on what is wrong, so they can figure out how to fix it. Prepared Patient blogger and Disruptive Woman Jessie Gruman takes us through how to make the most of each appointment: http://bit.ly/QdO7Wg
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New details come to light in Hobby Lobby contraception mandate case – legal mind Tiffani Wesley tells us what this all means and whether it could impact the Supreme Court ruling. http://bit.ly/1oQCGnb
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Woman We Love: Melinda Gates is an American businesswoman, philanthropist and the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with husband Bill Gates. The Foundation’s mission is to globally enhance health care and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.
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For Rachel Mintle, her struggle with eating disorders was about a lot more than just being thin. For her, it became a battle for control of her body image, wanting to be strong and perfect, and always striving for more. Read about Rachel’s decade-long battle against eating disorders, and what it has taught her: http://bit.ly/1nXTJmY
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April is National Autism Awareness Month. In recognition of this, we nominate Temple Grandin as the Woman We Love. Temple is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer who was diagnosed with Autism at an early age. Temple is also the subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin, and was named 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time.
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With the initial #Obamacare enrollment period finally over, health care journalist Trudy Lieberman breaks down the dilemma of cancelled insurance policies and what to do if you and your family have been affected: http://bit.ly/1iXlneu
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When it comes to fetal protection and fetal rights, much attention and debate is focused around the issues of abortion and contraception. Equally controversial but much less often discussed is the issue of fetal harm laws, and who they do, and don’t, protect. Learn more about fetal harm laws and the growing controversy surrounding them from Disruptive Women Executive Editor and resident legal mind Danielle Brooks: http://bit.ly/1o57gch
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Prepared Patient blogger and Disruptive Woman Jessie Gruman exposes how a common bias amongst providers is creating a huge barrier to patients and families making the most of their health care, and shares how to overcome it for your family: http://bit.ly/1fkjlB3
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Today on the blog, Disruptive Woman Janice Lynch Schuster discusses Paycheck to Paycheck, HBO’s new documentary on the plight of these women, and why it’s so important that this story is told: http://bit.ly/1nUOep7
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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.