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Can We Change the Course of Cancer By Treating Our Patients With Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Medicine is at a crossroads, a gateway, where it needs to transform into a system that offers more love, and hope, and where exploration and education are honored as core values.

Over The Bridge And Through the Woods To Grandmother's House We Go...

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Fiona Finn

Sometimes difficult situations bring blessings. And one of these blessings was the bond that grew between my children and their grandparents.

This Teen Isn't Your Average High School Drop-Out

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 07.23.2014 | Teen

Thomas Hunt may technically be a high school drop-out, but not for the reason you might think. For the 17-year-old, dropping out of Saratoga High ...

The Difference Between 'I'm Sorry' and 'I've Been There'

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

If you can relate to someone going through a difficult time, try to find the strength to let them know. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to revisit your own pain and to share it, in words or in energy. Let them know that you are there for them, and that you can empathize with what they're experiencing.

Strangers Send Stacks Of Cards To Boy With Cancer, Prove Birthday Wishes Do Come True

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Hundreds upon hundreds of people around the world are pitching in to make 5-year-old Danny Nickerson’s birthday wish come true. Nickerson, of Fo...

Candlelit Transfusion

Sarah Amento | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Sarah Amento

I met a man 16 years ago. 14 years ago, he made me his wife. Like everyone, our marriage has had struggles. Now, after all the battles in which we have triumphed, we are facing our greatest one yet.

Jeffrey Young

How Your Health Insurance Company Can Still Screw You, Despite Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

No law has done more to reform health insurance and protect consumers against the industry's most heinous practices than the Affordable Care Act. But ...

I Did It: I Made A Will

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

I don't want to die. I am healthy and active and merely 61-years-old. My 86-year-old father is a nationally ranked tennis player, reinforcing the belief that if I keep eating and living well, my genes will take me past 90. So, until now, I felt justified in postponing writing a will. Everything involved in creating one seemed hellish to ponder.

Raising Awareness of Appendix Cancer

Debbie Fink | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Fink

Christina Applegate. Melissa Etheridge. Robin Roberts. The list goes on and on for celebrities who have successfully and publicly battled breast cance...

This Time I Wonder, Will I Die Bald?

Sarah Amento | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Sarah Amento

I didn't know how difficult this would be on me. I've done it before and embraced it with a smile and strength. This time was nothing like before. This time, I was told that this disease would rip me from the arms of my children and husband.

Why Cancer Can Actually Be Empowering

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

It has been said that once you had a cancer diagnosis you can become cancer-free but never free from cancer because the experience forever changes your perspective. Having a history of cancer will always be a part of who I am, even if I don't talk about it or overtly connect with my disease.

Do You Have to Be Reasonable When You're Grieving?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

I could pretend, but that pretending cost me. I could be reasonable, but telling that lie was exhausting. Now, when I read about grief, when I attend conferences that talk about grief, I think about those early days. I think about being reasonable. I think of how ridiculous that is.

Get the Skinny on Skinny Girl Myths

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Fiona Finn

The truth is that skinny or fat equals an increased chance of cancer if you're not exercising. So, note to self, living a healthy lifestyle is really the new skinny. And you are beautiful, no matter what your size!

Why I Support Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment #2: I Care

Gary Stein | Posted 07.16.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Recently, I was in line at a grocery store reading my e-mail when another bored shopper, tired of looking at the tabloids for sale, looked over my shoulder and saw "Say Yes to Amendment 2" at the top of a letter on my iPhone.

You Make Money. Money Doesn't Make You.

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

There's a proverb that says that the real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. And for me, no truer words have ever been spoken!

Cancer Killed My Father, Now Me?

Joe Clark | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Joe Clark

Why should Mira have to deal with this, Dad? She is going to keep getting older, and eventually, the questions will come. What can I possibly tell this little girl (the one with my eyes) that can keep the seriousness of the situation at bay. I'll make it sound like a fairy tale somehow.

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

This Photograph: A Poem, Explained

Elise Frame | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

When I take camera lens focus off myself and direct it at the people in my life, I realize that my life is about so much more than just me. My cancer treatment has been a team effort, and I believe life works the same way, too.

Divorcing: Devastating, but Not Terminal

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

The next time you are overwhelmed by divorcing, repeat after me: "Yes, this is traumatic. Horrible. But it isn't terminal. It's actually a bump on the road of life that just might give me a second chance at a whole new dream."

7 Cancers Linked to Body Fat

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

There is no place to hide. You have got to be svelte if you want to stay healthy and outsmart cancer. And if you have cancer or want to avoid getting...

NCDs, Women and the UN Agenda - Public-Private Ingenuity Required

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death among women, accounting for 65 percent of global mortality. However, there is limited information on the broader social implications of NCDs on women.

Lost in Monty Hall: The Risk Within Statistics

Akhila Satish | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science
Akhila Satish

I have argued consistently for scientific literacy. After exploring the statistical side of scientific reporting, I would argue that we need as much education on statistics as we do in raw science. The millions we spend on public-awareness campaigns highlighting risk are meaningless if we do not also invest in educating the public on how to manage and mitigate their risk.

Roger Ebert's Life Itself: A Presence Profoundly Felt, Even After His 'Leave of Presence'

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.10.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

While all 55 chapters are 4-star reads, the final nine offer moving evidence that, for a man who could not speak, he had restorative observations to make and therapeutic reflections to share.

Just What Do You Owe Your Doctor?

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

In a rapidly advancing field of disease and medicine like the cancer world, a second or third expert opinion can be one of the most important medical decisions you make.

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.