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68 Hours in Haiti, Part 2: Downtown Port au Prince

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

In Haiti, there is no personal space, and when someone looks at you, it's right in the eye, and they don't break contact. Our group of four, flanked by the ballsiest woman I know and a six-five Haitian policeman with a gun, was being stared at by literally hundreds of people every second.

YSC: The Sisterhood for Young Women With Breast Cancer

Emily Drake | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Emily Drake

Last month, I headed south to Houston, Texas, to attend the Young Survival Coalition's (YSC) conference for young women affected by breast cancer and their supporters (who YSC have accurately dubbed, co-survivors). The theme of the conference this year (#YSC2015) was "young. strong. connected."

Chris Pratt Helps Raise $90,000 For Boy With Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.17.2015 | Good News

UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect the amount of money raised as of press time. The legendary #TwitterBowl is now history, but Chris Pra...

Why You Should Care About Flame Retardants

Earthjustice | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

We fear trace amounts of pesticides on our food, while sitting on sofas containing pounds of similarly toxic chemicals. These chemicals migrate out of our sofas and other household products and are released into the air in our homes.

What the Living Can Learn From the Dying

Kristina Cowan | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

Beauty exists in the middle of tragedy. A child gets cancer. A friend commits suicide. A parent is plagued by anxiety and depression. Sooner or later, such messes find us. If we wade into them with an exploring mindset, our discoveries can be startling in their beauty and alter our perspective on life.

Chinese, US Police Officers Send Touching Tributes To Officers Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

It was a rare and beautiful instance of pure, unadulterated goodwill in the relationship between the United States and China: For the past few weeks, ...

What Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Lesley Gore ('It's My Party') Have in Common

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Above all, avoid cigarettes, and you will live longer, prosper better, and also have more parties. Leonard Nimoy and Lesley Gore, we will miss you both.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Smoke Forces Firefighter To Retire, But He's Not Done Protecting Others

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green

Firefighter Clive Savacool battled his final blaze, a grass fire in Pittsburg, California, in March 2014. He collapsed after a few hours on the scene ...

Festival Style: Life Hacks to Learn From the Boho Girl

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
Rachael Yahne

Even if you don't subscribe to the style or fill your closet with tribal prints and fringes, the bohemian lifestyle has much to teach us in and outside of the closet.

Our Pathetic War Against Cancer: Part III

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Dr. Sten Odenwald

You have a 1 in 2 chance of getting cancer in your lifetime, and a 1 in 4 of dying from it. With those odds in Las Vegas, you would be a winner all the time. So why do you NOT fervently support cancer research to literally save your life?

What Changed When I Returned To High School After Cancer Treatment

Sabrina Dominguez | Posted 04.14.2015 | Teen
Sabrina Dominguez

I've learned that it's okay to be different. It's okay to not blend in. I'm that person you can pick out of a crowd whether it's because I'm the loudest person in the room or because I've barely grown my hair back.

Save Lives: Restore Cancer Research Funding Now

Phillip A. Sharp | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Phillip A. Sharp

The current stream of progress against cancer can be turned into a tidal wave if we as a nation devote the right level of funding, intensity, and collaboration to the cause.

Remiss About Remission

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

Greater cross-cultural awareness of the relationship of illness to well-being may compel us to pay more attention of the important life-changing quandaries of remission in addition to the physical and emotional dimensions of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

How A Routine Health Exam Saved My Life

LearnVest | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
LearnVest

I'm the type of woman you might think would fare just fine if she skipped her yearly checkup. But I never have -- a simple fact that saved my life.

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.

My Husband's Sweet and Profound Passage Into Spirit

Carol Jones | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Jones

My friends, Book publishing is a slow process. It has been almost five years since my husband, Kenny, passed into Spirit and since I began writing Th...

Collaboration Creates Health-Focused, Healing Menu Options for Oncology Patients

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Coming together to start the discussion is the first step. Hospitals, doctors, registered dietitians, chefs, patients, and family members all need to be involved. Progress will follow and hopefully programs like these will become the new normal.

Choosing to Fight Brain Cancer

Gretchen Miller Neuman | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Miller Neuman

I understand why Christy McDonnell and Brittany Maynard are requesting relief from their suffering. But don't tell me they are more heroic than those who continue to fight. Like my Sophie.

Brushes With Cancer

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Jenna Benn Shersher is an unstoppable force of nature. In 2010, she was just 29 when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer- grey zone lymphoma. During medical treatment, Benn Shersher was determined not to throw herself a pity party and instead threw herself a dance party of sorts.

Green Cleaning at School -- Tips From One Parent

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Claire L. Barnett

Think about how cleaning a school building -- maybe 100 times larger than the average house -- might take more time, more effort and even different kinds of products -- products specifically designed for use in large-scale commercial and institutional buildings.

Design Is Everything (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 04.08.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

When many people think of design, they think of fashion or the appearance of an object. Jonathan Knowles, Senior Advisor at Autodesk, discusses the true importance of design and what the future holds, from efficiencies in architecture and aerospace to designing cancer-eating viruses.

Cancer Patient Misses Chemo Appointment After Getting Kicked Off Flight

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business

A California woman suffering from cancer said she and her family were kicked off an Alaska Airlines flight to San Jose from Hawaii on Monday when an a...

Cancer Research Progress Spotlights Cruel Irony

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

To hear the words "cancer" and "cure" in the same sentence from experienced cancer researchers is both breathtaking and unexpected. Researchers and top oncologists are usually cautious to a fault.

Two Events, One Lesson: Increase Federal Support for Cancer Research

Gregory Sorensen | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Gregory Sorensen

In 2014, NIH research funding for cancer was $56 million less than it was in 2010. This means we now have to fight for increased funding at a time when potentially monumental breakthroughs are in our grasp. In the war against cancer we've had to open up a second front.

Two Events, One Lesson: Increase Federal Support for Cancer Research

Gregory Sorenson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Gregory Sorenson

In 2014, NIH research funding for cancer was $56 million less than it was in 2010. This means we now have to fight for increased funding at a time when potentially monumental breakthroughs are in our grasp. In the war against cancer we've had to open up a second front.