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Avoiding Negative Self-Talk: Why the Phrase 'F*ck Cancer' Is No Longer in My Vocabulary

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

I'll treat my cancer wholeheartedly each time it flares up, and do whatever I can between occurrences to keep the disease at bay for as long as possible. And I'll live my life with joy and gratitude in the meantime. Because peace is less stressful and more sustainable than war, and love is more powerful than hate. Always.

How to Solve Big Problems: Lessons Learned From Cancer Scientists

James Clear | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Narrowing your focus is a mental model that you can apply whenever you want to start a new behavior or take on a new project that seems too big or overwhelming or complex to handle. It is a filter you can run larger problems through to approach issues from a more useful place.

Marriage and Cancer: 10 Ways to Maintain Your Relationship After a Diagnosis

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

A diagnosis will bring out the best and worst of you and your partner. It has the potential to tear your relationship apart or bring you closer together more intimately than you could have imagined. As the saying goes, it's not about what happens to you, it's about how you respond.

Where Do Gay Dads Fit Into 'Amazon Mom'?

Brent Almond | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Being a two-dad family, it was a little annoying to see yet one more thing that made us feel invisible. However, we were still jumping through hoops to complete our adoption, and advocating in our home state to legalize same-sex marriage. We had more important battles to wage.

Waiting For Better Days

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Jankowski

I was not going to die. But I had lost myself in the small space, I was sorry for myself. I wanted a long string of better days. Most of the other people there just wanted more days. Just... days.

Four-Year-Old With Terminal Cancer FaceTimes With Taylor Swift

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment

Taylor Swift loves her fans. She's written them heartfelt messages, helped pay off student loans, and handed out Christmas presents. Now she's mad...

The Fall of Life

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

It's easy to admire someone's beauty in the full bloom of life. Oren was in the late autumn of his existence, yet somehow managed to put summer to shame.

Medical Myths Are Killing Us

Ace Robinson | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Ace Robinson

In the past few months, I -- and many of my colleagues in the field of Public Health -- have been absolutely horrified by the seemingly growing number of preventable illnesses in this country.

So You've Had Cancer and a Heart Attack -- What Now?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.

From the Heartwarming Real Story Behind the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge to the Cancer #VolleyingChallenge

Paul Sanderson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

I began looking into the ice-bucket challenge because I was thinking of launching a challenge of my own. It turns out that it originated as the Cold Water Challenge. It was to donate to cancer research or jump into cold water. But my challenge is a bit different.

Why One Woman With Lung Cancer Photographed Herself Every Day For A Year

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2013, Jennifer Glass was diagnosed with stage IIIB lung cancer. To help document her life, she took a photo every day and then, in March 2014, she ...

When Your Significant Other Gets A Significant Diagnosis

Lauren Salkin | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

My husband, son and I sit in the urologist's waiting room. It's New Year's Eve; a skeleton staff runs the office. I hope it isn't a prognostic metaphor. After several minutes, a nurse appears and herds us off to a conference room, down a private hall. This can't be good.

Breast Cancer Therapy Failed Me

Los Angeles Times | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Tonight, after an interminable build-up, we finally find out who will take home an Oscar -- and who will be forced to smile gamely when someone else's name is called. My can't-miss prediction: there will be at least two Fifty Shades of Grey jokes. Back in the real world, Walmart, the nation's largest employer, announced plans to hike its minimum wage. As the White House tweeted, "Good to see @Walmart raising wages for about 500,000 employees. Now it's time for Congress to #RaiseTheWage." On a sad note, Oliver Sacks announced that he has terminal cancer. He's taught us so much over the years, and continues to do so now about one of life's most challenging subjects: dying. "I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential," he writes. "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude." Ours, too -- for this vital and timeless lesson.

Delayed Authorizations for Cancer Treatments

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I was recently directed to a website titled The Alliance for Patient Access and, in particular, a YouTube video, "Protecting Cancer Care." The allia...

Best-Selling Author Describes Experience Of Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

The New York Times | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I lea...

'Yes, Virginia, There Is Life After Cancer' -- But First You Have to Go Through the Cancer

Ann Fry | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

As I started to approach that two-year mark, I noticed that my work was picking up, that my spirits were picking up, that my energy was indeed picking up. My hair had grown back in and I was indeed feeling like a full human being again.

Facing death: How religion matters

David Briggs | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

A young woman held captive for months by ISIS wanted to make one point clear in a brief, handwritten letter to her family. "I remember mom always t...

My Race to Live, Our Race to Stay Together

Sarah Amento | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Sarah Amento

Recently, I received that dreaded phone call that all Stage 4 cancer patients fear: "Your scans are back, your disease is progressing, and your chemo is no longer effective."

How Health Care Innovation Spreads

Lord Darzi | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lord Darzi

There is now a clear consensus on how to manage the condition through drug treatment, screening, self-management and behavior change. Governments are starting to act.

Technology As an Extension of Fundamental Humanity: An Interview With CEO Dave Sabey

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.17.2015 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

In short, the sooner we can adopt new technological tools the better it will be for all of us. Nothing has ever improved human life like advances in technology.

The Cancer That's Poised To Explode

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Not long ago, a new medical epidemic arose: 'the cancer.' When people started to live longer, their aging bodies began to succumb to this disease we only poorly understood. Looking back, it is clear that much has changed for the better.

The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Returning To Work

Bret Hoekema | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

So, when do you think you'll be ready to go back to work? For quite some time now friends and family have been asking this question. I know why they ask. I know why others don't ask even though they want to. I know why I don't always feel comfortable answering.

Valentine's Day Warrior

Pat Taylor | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Sara Ann Taylor Gibson arrived on Earth on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1974 at 7:01 p.m. During the first 12 years of her life she ran freely through ...

From Postal Worker to Nonprofit President

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

At that moment, Annette discovered her true calling. She went from being a postal worker to becoming the leader of a charitable organization that has raised $35,000 for pediatric cancer patients in less than two years.