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Regulation Can Help Innovation

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we as a country want to look for real innovation, let's look for policymakers with strong nonpartisan leadership skills, who can bridge this gap, and work to protect human health. 

Lung Cancer: Why You Should Care

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

A major reason for the dramatic lack of funding for lung cancer care and research is that it is misrepresented as a smoker's disease -- however, there are more than 100 types of cancer and "NEVER-smoker" lung cancer is ranked as number five.

The Power of a Cape

Adina Ciment | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Adina Ciment

Call it what you will. Denial. Immaturity. Insanity. But then again, having a year of breast cancer, brain tumors, and -- plot twist! -- possible uterine cancer, and that's an insanity on a whole different level. Given the choice, I'll side with a superhero insanity any day.

Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer pa...

Stopping Cancer Treatment Doesn't Have to Mean the End

Colleen Haggerty | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Colleen Haggerty

How do you know when it's time to end a life? As we wait and see how our 53-year old brother, Kevin, responds to his second brain surgery, this is the question looming above the scenarios offered by the neurosurgeon.

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment.

The Touching Thing This 5-Year-Old Did After Losing Her Dad To Cancer

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

A Wisconsin preschooler celebrated her fifth birthday with a special tribute to her father, who died of cancer.  Olesia Clarke was 2 y...

Investors Are Worrying About Puerto Rico's Debts While Puerto Rican-American Citizens Are Dying Due to Lack of Decent Health Care

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Puerto Rico is imploding. Every major media outlet in the world has written about our government's failure to repay billions in loans to the United States and private investors who put their money into government bonds.

How to Show Up in the World Naked: It's Only Hair

Dana O'Dell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana O'Dell

I know that my hair has allowed me to walk around anonymously. It kept me from being seen. I know that looking like a c*ancer patient is difficult because I don't identify as one. I know I am being forced to decide how I will show up in a new way in the world.

What Happened Today Was Not In The 'Script'

Amy Koko | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty
Amy Koko

So today was my yearly visit with my psychiatrist and yes I have one and please stop judging.

5 Things You Should Know About Oncofertility

Emily Drake | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Not all surgeries, chemotherapies and radiation treatment options affect fertility and in some cases people assume that they are infertile, only to be surprised by an unplanned pregnancy after unprotected sex.

3 Cancer Research Accelerators Worth Watching

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

In 2000, Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg articulated the concept of cancer hallmarks as a foundation for understanding cancer's biology across traditional cancer types. Three initiatives built on that foundation now promise to accelerate development of more powerful life-saving therapies.

A Boy Who Asked Obama About Stem Cell Research In 2007 Writes To Say It Saved His Life

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

A young cancer survivor sent President Barack Obama a moving letter thanking him for keeping a promise made during a 2007 campaign stop -- a prom...

5 Ways to Build Your Cancer Support Network

Rodale Wellness | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rodale Wellness

A strong social support system is vital for both your mental and physical health following cancer. Your social support system will provide guidance, advice, and assistance; offer shoulders to cry on; and help relieve stress.

The Preventative Double Mastectomy: Not an Easy Yes

Kristina Cowan | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

Looking at my kids, I cannot let that be their legacy. Whenever, however I die, I want them to know that their mom did everything she could to stay alive, that my main goal was to be healthy for them, in body and mind. That's why I just scheduled my preventative double mastectomy.

How Jimmy Carter's Hometown, Church Are Mobilizing To Support Him

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion

Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to its resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained. Jimmy Carter and hi...

Dear President Carter

Angela Garcia Combs | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Angela Garcia Combs

When I had no safety at home, when food was scarce and my life seemed impossibly violent and out of control, you became President. You instilled a belief in me that moral leadership will win.

Compassion

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Jacoby

Compassion is defined by Dictionary.com as "a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong...

The Day Before This, I Didn't Know I Had Cancer

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Eric Wallace

As my father went to start the car he paused, looked at me and told me through many tears that my 4-year-old sister had been diagnosed with leukemia. At 8 years old I didn't know what leukemia meant but I knew it was bad.

Why Having Cancer Twice Is Actually A Sign That Treatments Are Getting Better

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about seco...

Nature's Anti-Aging Pill Is Your Pillow

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Arguably, sleep may be the most important health habit to conquer in order to set the foundation for all other wellness activities. Sleep takes us back to our primal roots and resting from dusk to dawn is the most Paleo activity we can engage in.

50 Loyal Deputies, Officers Shave Their Heads To Stand With Coworker Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

These law enforcement members showed their support for a colleague who has cancer in a way that will have you buzzing.  Undersheriff William...

Jimmy Carter Faithfully Teaches Sunday School Before Cancer Treatment

AP | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.23.2015 | Religion

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more po...

Moderate Alcohol Use Linked With Breast Cancer In Women

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Light to moderate drinking -- or about one drink per day -- was associated with a 13 percent increase in alcohol-related cancers in women, accor...

Why Taylor Swift's Performance of 'Ronan' Was Everything

Anthony David Williams | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Anthony David Williams

During Taylor Swift's "The 1989 World Tour," Taylor Swift captivated an audience Monday in Glendale, Arizona after performing the now sensationalized song: "Ronan" -- first having been performed in 2012 at a Stand Up to Cancer telethon -- Swift chose to sing the piece in honor of "Rockstar Ronan."