HBO Releases Official Trailer For ‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’

March 16, 2017 by

HBO Films has released the official trailer for their upcoming telemovie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The feature length film, based on the critically-acclaimed book of the same title by author Rebecca Skloot, tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge ... [Read More]

Knitted Knockers: Bra Inserts Handmade With Love By Volunteer Knitters For Breast Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2017 by

Barbara Demorest had been healthy her whole life, so she was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Unfortunately, her biggest fear - having a mastectomy - became part of her new reality. Due to complications, immediate reconstruction was not an option. She thought about a breast prosthetic ... [Read More]

Watch: Kay Hodges, Age 97, New Jersey’s Oldest Licensed Registered Nurse, On Doing What She Loves… Working

February 7, 2017 by

Meet Kathryn "Kay" Hodges. At 97 years young she is a Public Health Nurse for the borough of Emerson in New Jersey (has been since 1967) and the state’s oldest licensed registered nurse. Armed with three quarters of a century’s worth of experience and knowledge, Kay, who finished nursing school in 1941, still spends her days ... [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

‘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]

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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