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Christian and Karen Glymph: New York, September, 2014

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

In the fall of 2003 I'm in the streets of Washington, DC doing stills for the filming of "National Treasure." A young man and his Mom, Christian and Karen Glymph, are closely watching the proceedings. Christian, then aged 17, is a passionate filmmaker, who already has made a number of short films. He shares his work with me and it displays a distinct sense of style and knowledge of technique and conventions.

Joe Biden's Son Dead At 46

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Joseph "Beau" Biden III, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer, the White House announced Saturday evening. He was 46. "Mor...

Knowledge Is Power -- Breast Cancer Happened for a Reason

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Cluster of micro-calcifications? Biopsy of the breast? Pathology? I was in information overload within about five minutes. I felt trapped inside m...

Opportunity Lost or Gained?

David Flink | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
David Flink

Recently, a fascinating front-page article about a pioneering new approach to studying and ultimately curing mutations that cause cancer caught my eye. As I read further, I found that the piece was detailing work I had heard about, but in a more intimate context.

If You Had Told Me This A Few Years Ago, I Wouldn't Have Believed You

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

Isn't that what life is ultimately about? You marry someone and there is love and I know that sometimes it's impossible to get past the betrayal and the very deep hurt -- but sometimes it is possible.

High School Teammates Carry Out Deceased Football Player's Final Wish

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 05.29.2015 | Sports

Last Sunday was a day of mourning for residents of Coffee County, Georgia, as 18-year-old Malik Sparkman was laid to rest that afternoon. Sparkman, a ...

Inflammatory Claims About Inflammation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have dominated for too long.

My Choice To Live: Part I

Jay Michael | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

This is the beginning of my story. My story to take a stage 4 cancer diagnosis and unravel it into my license to live. In fact, to live an even better and richer life than I ever could have imagined possible before cancer.

Buckets Are for Filling Up, Not Kicking Over

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Thebarge

What if we rethought the idea of bucket lists? What if, instead of filling up a bucket with experiences and memories and then kicking that bucket over shortly afterwards as we're dying... what if we fill up buckets to carry with us as we're living?

Buckets Are For Filling Up, Not Kicking Over

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Sarah Thebarge

I'm writing this post at 35,000 feet on a flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles. I just saw the Grand Canyon for the first time in my life!

Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

To change the deathist culture in America and abroad, it's important for people to understand that lengthening lives and having the ability to overcome human mortality is not something that has to be seen as clashing with religion.

How and Why Everyone Needs to Support LGBTQQ Young Adults Who Are Living with Cancer

Emily Drake | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Emily Drake

Regardless of age, having cancer is a difficult experience. Living with cancer as a young adult presents unique challenges, such as dealing with reduced or impaired fertility rates, disruptions in education plans, etc. However, being diagnosed with cancer as a LGBTQQ-identified person, involves other difficulties.

Simplicity Works in Cancer Prevention -- For You and Your Kids

Graham A. Colditz | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Graham A. Colditz

The good news, though, is that hidden in the crush of research studies are very simple steps that we know help lower the risk of cancer. In fact, half of all cancers could be prevented just by doing things like: eating a healthy diet, exercising, keeping weight in check, not smoking.

Life Lessons I Learned from #AftonStrong

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

#AftonStrong It's so much more than a hashtag. #AftonStrong is a cause close to my heart. Afton Wallace is my second cousin on my mom's side. Her d...

What We Really Mean When We Say, 'I Could Never...'

Mardra Sikora | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Mardra Sikora

In all honesty, when my son was diagnosed with Down syndrome, I thought. Well, if it had to be something... I can handle this. I don't know if that's weird, maybe it's a coping mechanism of some sort, but it's also true.

The Possible Disease-Fighter in Your Spice Rack: The Many Benefits of Turmeric

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When it comes to most types of cancer, Southeast Asia tends to have lower rates of incidence compared to the rest of the world. (1) What's their secre...

AntiCancer Living: The Mix of Six

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and Alison Jefferies, MEd Cancer is a leading cause of death in the world. In the United States one in two men and one in three...

Battling Breast Cancer One Mah Jongg Game at a Time

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Goldstein

Three young women -- Alexis Miller, Moriah Berry and Jordyn Fishman -- co-founded Stay Strong and Mahj On, a fundraiser that developed out of their friendship and their moms' battles with breast cancer.

The 'Omics' and the Future of Cancer Research

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Perhaps some of the most innovative work in the field being done today centers around genomics and related fields such as proteomics. They have given researchers new ways to understand susceptibility to cancer -- especially breast cancer -- and therefore new targets for treatment.

Getting the Wind Knocked Out of Me

Adina Ciment | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

When I was 13, I was kicked in the solar plexus during karate class. The sensei came over to me and explained to me that I had "gotten the wind knocked out of me." And he was right. Quite literally, in fact. I couldn't breathe. Hearing that your son has a brain tumor knocks the wind out of you in a completely different way.

Preventing Cancer

Howard A. Zucker, MD | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Howard A. Zucker, MD

Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Whether it was a relative, a colleague, or a neighbor, we all know someone who has experienced the anxiety of waiting for test results, endured the rigors of chemotherapy, or felt the heartache of death in cancer's unrelenting grip.

Mom With Breast Cancer Says 'Grey's Anatomy' Saved Her Life

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

An Israeli woman is crediting 'Grey's Anatomy' with saving her life after an episode of the medical drama prompted her to seek a second opinion about ...

Saving a Life Is Easier Than You Think

Jay Feinberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Feinberg

It was that search for a match and the overwhelming outpouring of support I received that inspired me to establish the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

Sam Levine

FTC Accuses Cancer Charities Of Stealing Nearly $200 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were f...

David Lohr

Help Pours In For Starving Veteran Who Called 911

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News

A 911 call from an elderly cancer patient seeking help because he had no food triggered an outpouring of support from across the country. "I've...