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How Meditation Helped This Man Battle Cancer (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

The increasingly popular practice of meditation has a number of important physical and mental health benefits. For Andy Puddicombe, the ancient mindfu...

How My Life Has Changed Since Taylor Swift Tweeted My Blog

Isabel Song | Posted 09.22.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

This September I want to talk about everything I've done in the last year. I owe it to Taylor and everyone else who took the time to read my blog post and shared it for others to read.

33 Photos That Could Save Your Life

www.weather.com | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with the disease in his or her lifetime. T...

Kids vs. Pesticides

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Bill Couzens

It is an idyllic childhood for children to grow up around farming. However, some farming uses conventional methods of agriculture that include the use of some harmful pesticides.

Please, Please, Enjoy Life

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

I avoided reading Charlotte Kitley's blog post for the reason many of us avoid many things: because I knew it would make me feel something hard, that it would affect me, that it would probably rattle me to the core. It has.

The Call to Put Briggs's Beautiful Face on the Cover of TIME Magazine

Paul Sanderson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

In the early 1940s, the strongest proponent of radiation in the U.S. was on the cover of TIME. By the end of the decade, a doctor who would be one of the foremost proponents of chemotherapy was on the cover.

Am I Allowed To Forget?

Elea Acheson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

I bicycled 1,200 miles of this coast in the fall of 2009. My 6-year-old son died that summer, and I was alone for the first time in my life. Not the alone that you find in a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. I mean the alone that follows you into crowded rooms and pushes everyone away.

Miranda Lambert Tears Up While Singing Emotional Song To Young Fan With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.18.2014 | Good News

Miranda Lambert couldn't help but let her guard down for one fan battling cancer. On Saturday, the country superstar performed a show in Corpus Ch...

How to Cope When Life Sucks

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

Acceptance is not an excuse to sit back passively when there are ways you can better your situation. Examine the difficulty you are going through. What do you need to accept? What do you need to change?

Cancer Prevention: What Comes First?

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

In order to stop cancer before it starts, we must undergo a multifaceted cultural shift. Cancer prevention is a boundless canopy covering expansive territories of all facets of human health, lifestyle, the environment and social issues to include poverty.

Write the Story You Want to Live

Nancy Sharp | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

I used to believe that all stories had a beginning, middle and end. While in the most obvious of ways, Brett's death was a finite end; it would take years for me to realize not only that the three of us could make a pleasing new life but that doing so meant rewriting our story.

Grief In the Rearview: Three Motherless Years

Nicole Belanger | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Nicole Belanger

I assumed that it would be loud, dramatic and chaotic. I thought that my body would collapse under the weight of the grief, that I would be so beside myself with sadness that I would be unable to function.

Can the War on Cancer Be Won? A Surprising Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I like to talk to patients and ask them how best to explain complicated medical information, so that every individual can have the information he or she needs to make the best decisions for him -- or herself.

6 Causes Of Cancer That Can Be Prevented

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

One in 22 people is a cancer survivor in the U.S., according to a new report. The report, released today (Sept. 16) by the American Association for...

Cancer and Depression: A Musical Sermon in Three Parts

Bret Hoekema | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Cancer often comes as a package deal with depression. I can't hear this song without thinking of those fighting an ongoing battle with cancer. I can't hear this song without thinking about my own struggles with cancer and feeling depressed.

Grim Cancer Diagnosis Couldn't Stop This Man From Fulfilling His Childhood Dream Of Becoming A Priest

Catholic News Service | Rick Musacchio | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) -- As William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio hospital bed, he repeatedly questioned his classmates from nearby Assumption ...

Yagana Shah

Screening Older Women For Breast Cancer May Do More Harm Than Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty

While regular screenings can be useful in early detection of breast cancer, age should be considered when weighing the benefits. The United States Pre...

At 9 Years Old, Grace Has Already Beaten Cancer. Now She's Taking On Child Homelessness

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion

Making a difference in a stranger’s life takes determination--and a certain amount of Grace. Grace Callwood is a 9-year-old cancer survivor who i...

12-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets First-Ever Vertebra Made On A 3-D Printer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.12.2014 | Good News

As it turns out, you can make just about anything with a 3-D printer and make it work. When 12-year-old Minghao of China was diagnosed a couple of...

20 Things A Cancer Mom Knows By Heart

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

At times, I think I was born the day Jackson was diagnosed. The world falls silent as cancer shuts out all the background noise of work stress, mortgages, that extra 10 pounds or what's on TV. It awakens a level of empathy to suffering and an awareness to what's truly important in life.

How Chevron's Scientists Misled Courts and Public About Death and Disease in Ecuador

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Doubt Is Their Product, the book by Dr. David Michaels, describes in depressing detail how industries, their scientists, corporate lawyers and large PR firms have "shaped and skewed" science to create doubt about the dangers of chemicals and other toxins industries produce.

Insensitive Comments About Mental Illness

Krystal Reddick | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

You never know what another person is going through. I do recognize that sometimes the comments are very well meaning. And let's be honest, it is hard to know what to say all the time. Sometimes you don't need to say anything. Your presence can be enough.

When the End Is in Sight: Handling the Conversations, and Your Life

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Nothing seems to shock us more than a diagnosis of cancer. I suspect it's terrifying because, deep inside, each of us knows it could happen to us. We pause when a friend or family member is stricken, our frightened minds turning to mush. Oh, no, we think. Am I next?

Kate Sheppard

House Of Representatives Gives D.C. The Big Foam Finger

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, the House of Representatives was back in session for the first time since its August recess. Its Longworth cafeteria offered ...

Chain Reaction

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Duffy

In the end, many things eventually fade away, both good and bad. When the good fades away, the vacuum is consumed by hate. When the bad fades away, it is consumed by love. I have not given up on love.