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Sunflowers for Merrie: Choosing an Afterlife Avatar

TueNight | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact

It was Merrie's birthday last week, her 56th, if she had lived to celebrate it. Merrie was ... oh it's impossible to say who Merrie was to me: one of my oldest and closest friends doesn't quite do it.

Dethroning 'The Emperor of All Maladies'

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

We are standing at an extraordinary moment. For nearly 4,000 years of recorded history, cancer in all its forms was an implacable foe. Doctors, patients, and researchers won incremental victories, but for millennia, the word "cancer" was too dreadful to speak aloud.

Angeline Jolie and the Chemistry of Cancer

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

The structure and chemistry of cancer are not to be taken lightly. Angelina Jolie's story of courage brings to light the perplexing journey that is common to many women around the world as we all fight to stay healthy for our loved ones and make a difference.

Long Distance Government

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Senate bill S.697, legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, will create stumbling blocks for states that wish to protect their citizens and their families from harmful chemicals.

What Does the Goodness of God Really Mean?

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

The thing I can't walk away from is that the Bible doesn't just say that God does good things. It says that God IS good. It's not just what he does; it's who he is -- and who he is never changes.

The Redhead's Struggle Is Real, And This Web Series Knows It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

Attention redheads who have been singled out for your hair color: This web series is all about you. On March 17, actress Elisabeth Ness released a...

The Angelina Jolie Pitt Factor

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Best of all, Jolie Pitt acknowledges how difficult it is to make decisions such as these. Heaven knows that I know this, both personally as a patient and professionally as a nurse.

6 Empowering Mantras Everyone Should Try

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Keep the positivity going: Pin them, tack them up around your bathroom mirror or desk, or make them your iPhone background so when you check the time, you see these as a sweet little love letter to yourself.

Power of the Pause

Paige Davis | Posted 03.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paige Davis

When I was in my early 20s and living in San Francisco, I worked with a psychic acupuncturist. Not psychic in the predictive manner that many of us t...

4 Things I Learned From My Wife's Cancer Scare

Derrell Jamison | Posted 03.24.2015 | Weddings
Derrell Jamison

These ordeals actually helped me become a better husband and played a part in making our marriage stronger during the process.

Why Doesn't God Always Heal? Prayer and Incurable Cancer

J. Todd Billings | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
J. Todd Billings

I don't know why God allows cancer. But I do know that we should pray in the face of illness and death. And while I've appreciated the many prayers for healing that I've received, I sense that often they could be enhanced by combining them with prayers of lament.

547 Days

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I had a new identity now, marked by this journey that I had traveled, and I could not be ashamed of it. This was the new me: short hair, a little confused, trying to love myself. In that moment, as my hair dropped to the floor, I accepted this new identity.

The New Now: Pause, Love, Smile

Annie Buckley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Annie Buckley

It may not be as obvious, but we all live in a now embellished with a question mark. Rather than seek certainty, I try to use the question mark as a reminder that every day is a day to feel the sunshine, wonder at the universe, marvel at trees and laughter and a million magic moments, connect with friends, make mistakes, and laugh.

My Cousin, Crazy Sexy Kris Carr and Her Amazing Dogs Lola and Buddy

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

One of my biggest mentors, both with cancer advice and with rescue admiration, is my cousin Kris. She is a cancer thriver, and wellness warrior, not to mention, compassionate and informative also

Red State Lawmakers Helping Cancer Patients Push Back Against Insurance Denials

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Legislators in a number of states, including Oklahoma and Tennessee, have introduced bills that would require insurers to cover proton therapy if a patient's doctor believes it is the most appropriate form of radiation.

Chicago Cubs Shave Their Heads To Support Kids Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports

Chicago Cubs stars Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo and many others on the team shaved their heads on Sunday for a good cause. It's for the kids #re...

Protecting the Public Is Not a Hobby

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Cancer is not laughable -- it is devastating, and I am disgusted that this particular legislation is being sold as something that would protect the public.

I'm a Caregiver's Nightmare

Jamie Bendola | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Bendola

During my last health crisis back in October I know I wasn't a pleasant patient. I was in the hospital for two weeks (which included surgery and a tri...

5 Science-Inspired Ways to Banish Stress for Good

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Nick Seneca Jankel

Just as a glass of red wine can make us healthier but ten glasses can result in a terrible hangover (and possibly alcohol poisoning), a little stress can focus our attention and stimulate us to dig within for new ways to grow... but too much is likely to hurt.

Sasha Bronner

How This Buddhist Monk Made Peace With Cancer | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2011, William Tran, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk with the honorable ranking of Highest Buddhist Master, went to the dentist for inflammation in his g...

Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Need Help

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

If you ever meet a woman dealing with metastatic breast cancer, you will know what real courage is.

The Tattoo Lady, Mother And Me

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 03.19.2015 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

I've come back to Santa Fe from my home in Los Angeles because Mother is ill with throat cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. All her teeth have been removed and her dentures look ridiculous, but I tell her she looks the same. She seems to believe me.

Creating a Day of Beauty for Cancer Patients

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Annabel Monaghan

One Monday per month Stacy Sakellariou, owner of Beauty Bar, opens her salon to provide complimentary services to women who are battling cancer. Sole Ryeders started this program, which is modeled after Mondays at Racine on Long Island, as a natural extension of its fundraising to advance cancer research and to support women battling cancer.

America's Burden

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Consumers get it. They are no longer willing to accept the staggering health issues their children are facing as a result of harmful chemicals. We are seeing a new food system come into play and good alternatives to harmful cleaning agents and pesticides. But it is not enough.

For Our Kids, Let's Take Tobacco Out of Baseball

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew L. Myers

What players do on their own time in their personal lives is for them to decide, but baseball stadiums are workplaces and public places, and baseball games are seen by millions of kids.