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Abby Norman
Abby Norman is a writer and healthcare scientist from the east coast United States. She writes about healthcare, medicine and patient advocacy, as well as confessional prose. Her work has been featured in The National Medical Records Briefing, Mamamia, The Almost Doctor's Channel, Urban Times, Thought Catalog, xoJane and Medium.

She is a regular correspondent for The Urban Times ( and is a content development consultant and blogger for a US based healthcare consulting firm, BHM Healthcare Solutions (

Her first book of essays from Thought Catalog is now available as an eBook on Amazon, iTunes and Nook.

Entries by Abby Norman

An Open Letter to Hillary Rodham Clinton

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 3:56 PM

Dear Senator Clinton,

Having spent the better part of my youth defending your honor, as I take my first unstable steps into true, bonafide womanhood, I wanted to thank you.

As a young girl I wanted you to be President. I wanted you to be President before I knew...

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What to Expect: The Third Decade

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 2:09 PM

By now, your millennial has left the nest. Well, maybe. They might be in college or starting their first job. They may still come home on weekends for laundry and reassurance. In the third decade of life, many exciting changes are emerging in your millennial's life. Remember, however, that your...

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This Is What Endometriosis Feels Like

(37) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 1:59 PM

The pain is deep and heavy, almost as though I'm being pulled down by gravity. It's a soreness, sometimes a pinch or a twinge or even a stab -- but nearly always it is just deep and full, almost like a moan that stays always in a low octave. There...

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7 Things You Need to Know About Google Calico

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:37 AM

1. It's Google's latest venture and its focus is unraveling the secrets of aging and longevity.

Not immortality per se (though, it is Google after all, so I'm not going to rule it out) but a more broad spectrum approach to looking at all aspects of health,...

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Why I Chose The IUD: The Comeback Kid of Birth Control

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 4:56 PM

If your mother came of age in the mid-seventies, there's a good chance that you grew up thinking that intrauterine devices (IUD) were metal nightmares that would rob you of your fertility and make you bleed out in the grocery queue. Maligned for decades, the IUD has slowly started to...

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