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Our Shamefully Wimpy War Against Cancer

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Why do so many groups think that $4.9 billion per year is an acceptable level for cancer research and vote to continue this year after year, even though nearly everyone will have to deal with cancer during their lifetimes? Who came up with this figure?

Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

One Of My Best Friends Is Dying, and Here's What I'm Learning

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Growing up, I always had family pets, but Jack is the first pet that is really all mine. He has been one of my best friends for the better part of 10 ...

My Other Chelsea Neighbor

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Those of us who live in poverty are hidden, while the lives of the wealthy are highlighted in media and the news. More importantly, money has a huge impact on our health and health choices.

Photo Essay: Flashbacks

Elise Frame | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

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Health Care Conundrum: Worth The Fight

Trish DeLuca | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Trish DeLuca

As a mother of two grown sons, a sister to nine and an aunt to 21, things can become blurred. When it comes to our 'children' there's a tacit agreement between us: They are priority one. So when my phone rang in late February, I listened intently.

More On Kindness

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.14.2014 | Good News
Fran Moreland Johns

The site originators seem committed to bringing moments of joy, and if there's anything this world needs right now it's moments of joy.

I Can't Even Die of Cancer Right

Kevin Lankes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

I'm out of the darkest part of the woods, sure. But society is making it particularly difficult to forget what happened to me. It's moving on beyond me and trying hard to lose me in its wake. I, like other young adult survivors, feel lost, alone, and confused.

The Week Is Over: The Work Is Not

Heidi Adams | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

The amazing thing about awareness weeks is that warm and fuzzy feeling grows inside us over the course of the week, the power of community pulsing through our veins, the battle cries ringing in our ears, "You are not alone!" It's a beautiful thing. But only if we keep it going.

Dear Family Whisperer: It's Terminal Cancer; Now What?

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

This a difficult and all-consuming trial for your family. You can't change your husband's diagnosis, and there's no magic bullet for the powerlessness you all feel.

Fighting to Save My Life -- and My Bank Account

Lindsey Miller | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Miller

Three and a half years after my cancer diagnosis at age 25, I am still juggling treatments, a team of physicians and near-daily EOBs, bills, phone calls and fights. Along with fighting to keep living, I feel like I'm fighting not to lose all my money; and there's no end in sight.

Everything Doesn't Happen for a Reason

Melissa Miller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miller

I no longer believe in karma. I've seen too much. I don't like the expression "everything happens for a reason." Try telling that to someone who has lost a child or a spouse or a friend.

Fruits and Vegetables: This Is What Your Grandma Never Taught You

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Fruits and vegetables' vibrant colors tell the story of their "super powers." You see, it's their "phytonutrients," or plant nutrients, that help us fight disease and stay stronger for longer.

The Fragmentation Monster Under My Bed: A Researcher's Worst Nightmare

Heidi Adams | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

One of the biggest challenges we face in the field of young adult cancer is a lack of evidence. As a researcher in the young adult cancer arena, this makes me feel like I'm chasing my tail. So today I am grateful for National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week.

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...

Ann Murray Paige: The Story of Amazing Light and an Unfinished Box

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.

Three Unlikely Places Where Hope Conquered All

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

For the first time in my adult life, I truly had a fairy tale existence. But like all classic fairy tales, there had to be a villain. The villain was a faceless rogue who seemed to take great delight in slowly extinguishing any thoughts of happiness I had.

I Want to Die Smiling

Danielle Posa | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Danielle Posa

When I tell people I had cancer, they usually feel bad for me. Yet, I feel that I'm lucky because the fragility of life has been woven into the fabric of my being.

It Doesn't Take Super Powers to be a Hero; See for Yourself at the St. Jude Country Music Marathon

Marshall Stanger | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Marshall Stanger

In the few years that have passed since we became a St. Jude patient family, our daughter's health has been restored. Her tumor has been significantly diminished and she has been able to lead a fairly normal life, enjoying her childhood like any child should.

How Cancer Screws Young Adults' Sex Lives

Lauren Sczudlo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Sczudlo

It's taken me two years to understand that my cancer wasn't cured overnight or without help, and my sex issues are part of the same healing journey.

To Matthew

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

Dearest Matthew, Do you remember how it snowed on the night that we met? Your eyes met mine, and in that moment, it felt as if I had found you aga...

Crowdfunding for My Cancer Care

Lindsey Miller | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Lindsey Miller

When my parents and I first stepped foot inside the Zentralklinik in Bad Berka, Germany, last year, my first thought was: This looks like one of those miraculous places in documentaries where people with impossible medical conditions go, and then come out without them.

Out Damned Spot: What Actor James Rebhorn Says to Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although Lady Macbeth says "out damned spot" probably to a blood stain she thinks she has on her hands, it's a more damned spot when it represents a m...

No One Missed the Point of Tutu Gate

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.03.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I will tell you something. No one missed the point. Not in my eyes. Everyone (except SELF Magazine) got the point.

WATCH: A Year With Cancer, In 365 Photos

Jennifer Glass | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My husband Harlan took a picture of my face every day for a year, starting on the day we learned I have lung cancer.