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The Best Facebook Post I've Seen in a Long Time

Mike Porath | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Mike Porath

My favorite posts on Facebook are ones that share something honest and meaningful -- an opinion, a thought, a perspective, an experience. Of all my friends, the one who does this most consistently is Milan Chakraborty, an old college buddy who is now a film producer.

10 Percent of You Will Drink Yourselves to Death, But 99 Percent of You Probably Don't Know It

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

About a month ago, the Centers for Disease control told Americans that, in no uncertain terms, one in 10 of us will die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. One in 10. Yes, you read that right. And yes, it's a big number.

Not All Nurses Are Created Equal

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

I've decided that there are two kinds of nurses -- those who are just punching a time clock and getting a paycheck, and those who are nursing from the heart -- helping improve not just your mood, but your health, as well. What's the difference?

Never Second Guess a Second Opinion

Jessica Bensten | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bensten

From our conversation, I knew I had to stop sitting still. Stop accepting that we got the best, without checking it out myself. I chose to not accept statistics. I couldn't take my son's cancer away, but there were other things I could do. Everett and I got busy researching.

I Was Jealous Of My Friend. Then She Got Cancer.

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Sarah Gilbert

I don't want her blue eyes the way her husband must want them before they closed each night. I don't want her body, and not just because it's gone. It was never mine to covet in the first place, just like her life.

Adding Meaning to a Life Taken Too Soon: Ten Years Later

Jay Scott | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

This Friday, August 1, 2014 will mark 10 years since my daughter Alex lost her life to neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer, at just 8 years of age.

Johnson & Johnson Pulls Controversial Device That May Spread Cancer

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it plans to ask doctors to return its power morcellators, a controversial surgical device that may ina...

Humor For Hope

Alex Niles | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Niles

I try to attack my illness with humor, to strike it with smiles. Natalie helps me with this. Natalie Port-man. I just tell myself she is trying to take advantage of me when I'm "under the influence."

Let's Stop Glamorizing Cancer, Please

Julia Schemmer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

Often, the Hollywood depiction of cancer pales in comparison to what the disease actually entails.

His Goal is to Positively Touch the Lives of a Billion People. He's Touched Mine.

Rich Polt | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Many people believe that what separates humans from the other species is our ability to form scenarios in our mind, and then turn them into reality. See your future; make it happen.

This Dog Helped His Owner Through Testicular Cancer

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living

After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, one man found support in an unlikely place. Thomas Cantley joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarr...

Acts of Kindness Change Our World

Marci Schankweiler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Marci Schankweiler

Sixteen years ago, I was married to a great guy named Pete, my high school sweetheart. And then in our fourth year of marriage, the unimaginable happened.

My Right Breast: A Man Facing a Breast Lump and Mammogram

B. D. Colen | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
B. D. Colen

Mammowhat?! Mammogram? Me? But I'm a man! And at 67? Is this some really, really weird dream I'm about to wake up from? How in God's name were they going to do a mammogram when there's practically no mam on my chest?

New Weapon in the War on Cancer Teaches How Mindset Enhances Quality of Life

Joy Huber | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Joy Huber

As exciting new medical therapies in cancer treatment continue to emerge, I feel (after personal experience) these medical therapies are only part of ...

Feelin' It: I Am Not My Diagnosis

Mary Alice Peoples | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Alice Peoples

Through the process of art there is an experience of inner and physical healing. More and more I am loving the finished product! I make it a practice to not "ditch" my efforts, thus validating the process rather than the outcome.

Soon There May Be A 'Universal' Blood Test For Cancer

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science

Testing for cancer may soon be as simple as a pinprick. Researchers in the United Kingdom say they are developing a "universal" blood test to dete...

This Beauty Subscription Box 'Fuels The Fight' Against Cancer

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.01.2014 | Style

Kimberly Fink was just 32 years old when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2011. While the disease took physical, mental and emotional toll...

Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery.

Voice of Young Adult Cancer: Who, Me?

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Trust me, I'm not here to give you the blow-by-blow clinical overview (you can find that lots of other places). I'm here to share my skewed (and hopefully entertaining) views on life with cancer and what I've learned about health and wellness.

Dying Man's Touching Farewell Letter To Family And Friends

John P. Donnelly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
John P. Donnelly

I discovered too late that I really knew so little about so many deceased friends and colleagues, and only found out about some of their remarkable exploits and achievements when reading their obituaries.

What It Feels Like Waiting for Cancer Test Results

Lea Lane | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Then the air fills with oxygen and the punch in the gut goes away and the elevator stops falling, just like that. Two seconds. And you smile back at him -- a big dazzling smile -- and you ask him how his bike trip was in Barcelona.

An Unexpected Heirloom

Michele Serros | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Michele Serros

An hour? To choose a wedding dress for the biggest day of your life? Unheard of. After all, one's wedding dress symbolizes a milestone, having great potential in becoming a family heirloom.

The Diagnosis That Made Fran Drescher Weep

OWN | Posted 07.25.2014 | OWN

In 2000, Fran Drescher, the star of the '90s TV sitcom "The Nanny," received a diagnosis no one wants to hear. "When I was told I had uterine canc...

End the War on Disease

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Through my work with thousands of patients over the years, I have discovered that illness can serve as a catalyst for a new and improved life, if the situation is approached mindfully. Someone with heart disease, for example, can use the illness as an opportunity to get into and enjoy moving her body.

Got Cancer? Build an Army.

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

When I went through my own battle, the last thing I ever wanted to do was to "be a burden" on anyone. I'm not saying that I didn't have people close to me, but I would only let them in so far. And had you asked me about it up until last Friday evening, I would tell you that I would do it again the same way.