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International Women’s Advocate: Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Meredeth Turshen

Nominee: Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, Executive Director of Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange

Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng is the Executive Director of Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange. Under her leadership, Isis-WICCE advocates for the rights of women in read than 50 countries through training and skills … Read

Women’s Bioethics Project: Kathryn Hinsch

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Anonymous

Nominee: Kathryn Hinsch, Founding Director and Board President, Women’s Bioethics Project

Kathryn Hinsch has always been fascinated with technology; she joined Microsoft in 1986 because she saw the potential for technology to change how we work and live. The emergence of biotechnology has been particularly fascinating for Ms. Hinsch … Read

The “V” Impact: Elizabeth G. Stewart

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Ione Bissonnette

Nominee: Elizabeth G. Stewart, MD, Director Vulvovaginal Specialty Practice, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Burlington site

Dr. Elizabeth Stewart is the author of The V Book, a book written for women about the vulva, vestibule and vagina and all the ways in which “the V’s” impact women’s … Read

Lichen Sclerosis Support: Dee Troll

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Rosalie Sartoretti

Nominee: Dee Troll, Founder of Lichen Sclerosis International Support Group

[This is] not much of an essay (I have a broken wrist), but one is not needed.  Dee taught me read about how to treat lichen sclerosis than any doctor, and I’ve been to quite a … Read

Making a Difference for Dutch Women: Marlies Bosch

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Els Smulders

Nominee: Marlies Bosch

Socutera spot over Vrouwen-zelfhulp from IIAV on Vimeo (in Dutch).

I want to nominate a special woman, Marlies Bosch, she was born in Amsterdam in 1942. Marlies Bosch has really made a difference for Dutch women, Tibetan Buddhist nuns and various healthcare issues. She … Read

Women in Nigeria: Bene E. Madunagu

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Meredeth Turshen

Nominee: Bene E. Madunagu, professor of botany at the University of Calabar, Nigeria

Bene E. Madunagu, a founding member of Women In Nigeria (WIN), is a professor of botany at the University of Calabar, Nigeria, where she is an active member of the Nigerian Academic Staff Union of … Read

Intensive Care Nurse: Toni Hoffman

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Tom McGlynn

Nominee: Toni Hoffmann, Bundaberg Nurse (Queensland, Australia)

I am nominating Intensive Care nurse Toni Hoffman because of my undying admiration for her persistence, against enormous odds, in doing the right thing, only to be openly treated as some kind of public enemy by her bosses and by “responsible” … Read

A Historical Vote: Clemence Lozier

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011Entrant: Dana Ullman

Nominee: Clemence Lozier, MD

I vote for Clemence Lozier, MD.  She did read for women physicians and medical care than any other person in the 19th (and maybe 20th) century!

Fighting the Good Fight in South Dakota: Tiffany Campbell

By Wendy |

From 2009 – 2011, Myhags honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011

Entrant: Chris Cassidy

Nominee: Tiffany Campbell, Surrogate, South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families

The above video was created by the South Dakota Campaign for Health Families in 2008. Its purpose was to educate people on the personal implication of Measure 11, the most radical abortion ban ever proposed in the country.

Double Dose: Iowa to Allow Same-Sex Marriage; Mammogram Benefits Under Debate; The Search for a Kidney Donor; Women and the High(er) Cost of Health Insurance …

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

I was away last week, so no Political Diagnosis, but it’ll be back to business on Monday …

Court Strikes Down Iowa Law Banning Same-Sex Marriage: The unanimous state Supreme Court decision means same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Iowa by the end of the month — and the doors will be open to couples from other states. The decision seems pretty solid for now. Unlike California, voters in Iowa cannot directly initiate constitutional amendments. Instead, an amendment would have to be … Read