Alice Hamilton—Exploring the Dangerous Trades

March 14, 2013 by Janet Golden

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By Janet Golden

Alice Hamilton became the first woman professor at Harvard in 1919, four decades before the university accepted women as undergraduates. Still, acceptance came with the petty humiliations that female experts were expected to endure back in the day.

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Video Pick: Singing Their Way to Speech—Music Therapy for Aphasia Patients

June 4, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

For expressive-aphasia patients, the path back to speech requires some 70 to 80 hours of intensive music therapy, declares noted neurologist Oliver Sacks. “But to regain language, one would give one’s soul.”

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Dominique Browning: On Pollution, Grandchildren, and Moms Clean Air Force

February 23, 2012 by Dominique Browning and Diane Vacca

By Diane Vacca and Dominique Browning

In an exclusive interview with WVFC, the senior director and co-founder of Moms Clean Air Force talks about the new organization, looking to the future, and being a Legacy Mom.

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(VIDEO) Book Review: In Radioactive, Lauren Redniss Spins Love and Radium into Gold

November 13, 2011 by Ainslie Jones Uhl

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Lauren Redniss displays her own style of genius as she captures the loves and lives of the Curies, Marie and Pierre.

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VIDEO: First Lady Honors Women Vets, Christens Cutter

July 25, 2010 by Women's Voices For Change

First Lady Michelle Obama christens the USCGC Stratton with a bottle of champagne, during a ceremony at the Port of Pascagoula, in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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VIDEO: Watch Kathleen Sebelius, Senator Mikulski, and the President in Health Reform Town Hall

June 12, 2010 by Chris Lombardi

This week, we weren’t able to call into this tele-conference about the new health care legislation and Medicare. But you can watch HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, and others below, as they discuss the ins and outs of these changes — including long-term care insurance and how to fill the dreaded “donut hole” in prescription drug coverage.

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As Oil Spill Continues, Women Take Lead in Combating Effects

May 17, 2010 by Women's Voices For Change

While we watch in horror as the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher continues, props to leaders like Janet Napolitano and Carol Browner, and a suggestion for what we can do to help.

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Sigourney Weaver and Orchestra Explore America’s Romance with Flight

April 28, 2010 by Women's Voices For Change

After many roles traversing time and space, the veteran actor, backed by full orchestra, piloted a journey through America’s romance with flight from Kitty Hawk to the Space Shuttle.

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Newsflash: Midlife Women in Space! (VIDEO)

April 20, 2010 by Chris Lombardi

A salute to the female members of this week’s NASA space mission, especially the three women over 40.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Author Rebecca Skloot on Race, Medical Research, and Ethics 

February 21, 2010 by Chris Lombardi

Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” discusses the controversial issues of medical research and ethics surrounding HeLa, the research cells originally from Henrietta Lacks.

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After Copenhagen, Depend on Women to Keep The Momentum on Climate Change

December 15, 2009 by Kim Knowlton

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Kim Knowlton, Science Fellow on Global Warming and Health for the Natural Resources Defense Council, has been reporting from Copenhagen for Women’s Media Center. Below, Knowlton reports that as WVFC readers may have expected, the real heavy lifting on climate change is and will be done by women, many of whom have experienced its effects […]

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In Case You Missed It: WVFC’s Medical Advisory Board on Screening

November 29, 2009 by Women's Voices for Change Medical Advisory Board

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Recently, as most of us were worrying about how holiday meals, travel and work schedules would work out, new screening guidelines for women came forth from the august American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) and from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In keeping with our mission to inform women about the very best thinking on […]

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Lives of the Stars, Courtesy of Whoopi Goldberg, Madhulika Guhathakurta, Ro Kinzler and A Cast of Millions

July 5, 2009 by Chris Lombardi

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  When Madhulika Guhathakurta was a small child in Bengal, India, she was torn by what she calls her ‘artistic side’ and her love of math and science. “I painted, I sang, I danced,” she says.  Her father, Bengali poet Suchandra Guhathakurta, urged her to follow in his footsteps, but “I chose science, and he […]

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Jane Goodall Speaks

April 14, 2009 by Chris Lombardi

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Fresh from winning the Leakey Prize, for scientists who have “transcended their disciplines, the now-legendary Jane Goodall spoke to Salon about her life, her philosophy, and about the great apes with which she spent so much of her life. Asked why  Louis Leakey had chosen, in the 1960′s,  three women to  conduct the great primate […]

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Weekend Web Watch, #1: Making the Shot

March 21, 2009 by Chris Lombardi

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Better late than… what was THAT? For 25 years, only hardcore women’s basketball fans remembered that the first dunk in all of college basketball was sunk by a woman: “With 11 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the game, West Virginia’s 6-foot-7 junior center, Georgeann Wells, took a long pass at half court, and with a […]

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