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Buckets Are for Filling Up, Not Kicking Over

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Thebarge

What if we rethought the idea of bucket lists? What if, instead of filling up a bucket with experiences and memories and then kicking that bucket over shortly afterwards as we're dying... what if we fill up buckets to carry with us as we're living?

Buckets Are For Filling Up, Not Kicking Over

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Sarah Thebarge

I'm writing this post at 35,000 feet on a flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles. I just saw the Grand Canyon for the first time in my life!

Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

To change the deathist culture in America and abroad, it's important for people to understand that lengthening lives and having the ability to overcome human mortality is not something that has to be seen as clashing with religion.

How and Why Everyone Needs to Support LGBTQQ Young Adults Who Are Living with Cancer

Emily Drake | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Emily Drake

Regardless of age, having cancer is a difficult experience. Living with cancer as a young adult presents unique challenges, such as dealing with reduced or impaired fertility rates, disruptions in education plans, etc. However, being diagnosed with cancer as a LGBTQQ-identified person, involves other difficulties.

Simplicity Works in Cancer Prevention -- For You and Your Kids

Graham A. Colditz | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Graham A. Colditz

The good news, though, is that hidden in the crush of research studies are very simple steps that we know help lower the risk of cancer. In fact, half of all cancers could be prevented just by doing things like: eating a healthy diet, exercising, keeping weight in check, not smoking.

Life Lessons I Learned from #AftonStrong

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

#AftonStrong It's so much more than a hashtag. #AftonStrong is a cause close to my heart. Afton Wallace is my second cousin on my mom's side. Her d...

What We Really Mean When We Say, 'I Could Never...'

Mardra Sikora | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Mardra Sikora

In all honesty, when my son was diagnosed with Down syndrome, I thought. Well, if it had to be something... I can handle this. I don't know if that's weird, maybe it's a coping mechanism of some sort, but it's also true.

The Possible Disease-Fighter in Your Spice Rack: The Many Benefits of Turmeric

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When it comes to most types of cancer, Southeast Asia tends to have lower rates of incidence compared to the rest of the world. (1) What's their secre...

AntiCancer Living: The Mix of Six

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and Alison Jefferies, MEd Cancer is a leading cause of death in the world. In the United States one in two men and one in three...

Battling Breast Cancer One Mah Jongg Game at a Time

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Goldstein

Three young women -- Alexis Miller, Moriah Berry and Jordyn Fishman -- co-founded Stay Strong and Mahj On, a fundraiser that developed out of their friendship and their moms' battles with breast cancer.

The 'Omics' and the Future of Cancer Research

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Perhaps some of the most innovative work in the field being done today centers around genomics and related fields such as proteomics. They have given researchers new ways to understand susceptibility to cancer -- especially breast cancer -- and therefore new targets for treatment.

Getting the Wind Knocked Out of Me

Adina Ciment | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

When I was 13, I was kicked in the solar plexus during karate class. The sensei came over to me and explained to me that I had "gotten the wind knocked out of me." And he was right. Quite literally, in fact. I couldn't breathe. Hearing that your son has a brain tumor knocks the wind out of you in a completely different way.

Preventing Cancer

Howard A. Zucker, MD | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Howard A. Zucker, MD

Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Whether it was a relative, a colleague, or a neighbor, we all know someone who has experienced the anxiety of waiting for test results, endured the rigors of chemotherapy, or felt the heartache of death in cancer's unrelenting grip.

Mom With Breast Cancer Says 'Grey's Anatomy' Saved Her Life

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

An Israeli woman is crediting 'Grey's Anatomy' with saving her life after an episode of the medical drama prompted her to seek a second opinion about ...

Saving a Life Is Easier Than You Think

Jay Feinberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Feinberg

It was that search for a match and the overwhelming outpouring of support I received that inspired me to establish the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

Sam Levine

FTC Accuses Cancer Charities Of Stealing Nearly $200 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were f...

David Lohr

Help Pours In For Starving Veteran Who Called 911

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News

A 911 call from an elderly cancer patient seeking help because he had no food triggered an outpouring of support from across the country. "I've...

Knowledge Is Power: How a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Life

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Instead of going into something blindfolded, you are able to physically and mentally prepare yourself, be strong, and hope for the best outcome. Knowledge is power.

NFL Legend Jim Kelly Opens Up About His Cancer Battle

TODAY.com | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
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Jim Kelly, along with his wife, Jill, and daughter, Erin, join TODAY to talk about Jim's cancer battle, and Erin's new book, "Kelly Tough: Live Courag...

Uber Unhealthy: The Challenge of Sedentary Occupations

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

It would be wise for those with jobs that have few options for movement to develop scheduled programs of walking and more vigorous exercise during slow periods, before and after shifts, and on any days off.

Stopping Cancer Before It Starts

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

At the Cancer Prevention Summit on May 20th, 2015, experts in public health will challenge us all to consider what we could be doing better to prevent cancer. Most importantly, we need to commit to a collaborative effort, involving every segment of our society.

Cancer Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

It's a commonplace saying that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." This can also apply to cancer. This sentiment is not one I would have understood (or even accepted) at the onset of my cancer experience, but over the years, I've grown to appreciate what surviving cancer has taught me.

Corrado Spadafora: Does The Weismann Barrier Really Exist?

Suzan Mazur | Posted 05.18.2015 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Corrado Spadafora's work 20 some years ago on the organization of chromatin in sperm cells revealed that "sperm cells can behave as vectors of foreign genetic information to embryos at fertilization."

Stage 4, How Did We End Up Here?

Marisol E. Murphy-Ballantyne | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women
Marisol E. Murphy-Ballantyne

My mother, the certified nursing assistant (CNA), has stage four breast cancer. She has tumors in her breast, on her hip and on her skull. The tumor on her hip is what bothers her the most because it's painful to do just about anything.

Finding My Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

In the last blog, I wrote about starting treatment with Dr. Isacoff in Los Angeles to find a way to deal with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Since I li...