Middle-School Kids Tell The Story Of Henrietta Lacks With Self-Produced Music Video

Middle School Kids Tell The Story Of Henrietta Lacks With Self-Produced Music Video

October 31, 2016 by

Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge in 1951 while being treated for cervical cancer. The “immortal cell line” became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the ... [Read More]

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Student In Warsaw Lauds Abortion Ban Protest As End Of Poland’s ‘Era Of Quiet Women’

October 7, 2016 by

By Maya Cygańska - We were quiet. We were patient. We weren’t demanding or in the way, we were minding our own business, obviously less important than men’s. Every now and then we would catch a glimpse of bold headlines screaming about yet another woman who lost her physical or mental health, sometimes even life, ... [Read More]

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Astronaut Kate Rubins Wears Special “Courage” Spacesuit Decorated By Pediatric Cancer Patients

September 21, 2016 by

Expedition 49 Flight Engineer and cancer biologist Kate Rubins, who is currently living and working on the International Space Station, recently revealed COURAGE, an awesome, hand-painted spacesuit decorated by pediatric cancer patients recovering at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. ... [Read More]

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‘Black Women in Medicine’ Documentary Chronicles The Unsung Journeys Of Black Female Doctors

September 1, 2016 by

Black Women in Medicine is the first feature film to chronicle the lives of women who challenge stereotypes, race, gender, class, and culture to achieve their dream of becoming physicians. This groundbreaking documentary features the diverse voices of young medical students, ... [Read More]

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She “Had An Eye At The Tip Of Each Finger”… Meet The Outstanding 19th c. OB Who Invented The Vaginal Speculum

June 7, 2016 by

Marie Gillain Boivin was born in Montreuil, France in 1773, and was educated by nuns who ran a hospital at Etampes, a suburb of Paris. When the nunnery was destroyed during the French Revolution, she began studying anatomy and midwifery, ... [Read More]

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Georgia Rooks Dwelle… Pioneering Doctor Dedicated To Black Women’s Health

June 2, 2016 by

The daughter of a former slave, Georgia Rooks Dwelle was born in 1884 in Albany, Georgia, grew up in Augusta, and attended Spelman College (then Spelman Seminary) in Atlanta. In 1900 she became the school’s first graduate to go on to medical school - Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. From there, she worked tirelessly, against all odds and faced with ... [Read More]

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: The Woman Who Refused To Give Up

May 31, 2016 by

Mary Edwards Walker (1832 - 1919) was a surgeon, abolitionist, outspoken advocate for women's rights, dress reformist (she wore pants), all-around character and badass who refused to live within the confines of gender-based roles. No wonder she was known as "Contrary Mary". ... [Read More]

Expectant Dad Labors To Get Childbirth Costs In Advance From Hospital, Delivers Proof Of Broken System

Expectant Dad Labors To Get Childbirth Costs In Advance From Hospital, Delivers Proof Of Broken System

May 10, 2016 by

"Giving birth costs a lot. Hospitals won't tell you how much." Childbirth is the #1 reason people go to the hospital in the United States. In fact, nearly 4 million women will go to the hospital to give birth this year, and VOX reporter Johnny Harris's wife Isabel was one of them. So he decided to see if there was any way ... [Read More]

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