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Wall Street's Answer to Cancer

April Rudin | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
April Rudin

It sounds almost too good to be true: making money by curing cancer? How can something so unequivocally good for humanity also yield a financial return?

Dear Congress: If You Oppose Martin Shkreli, Then Don't Pass TPP

Lori Wallach | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

If passed, the TPP would lock in policies that not only allow price gouging, but essentially require all TPP-signatory governments to provide monopoly rights allowing drug companies to charge whatever they want.

In Big Tobacco's Dark Shadow, Big Soda Looks to the Developing World

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

As Americans continue to connect the dots between soda consumption and type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other diseases, fewer and fewer Americans are drinking soda. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we choose water over soda, local and state governments are pushing for new taxes and warning labels on fizzy drinks, and Big Soda is generally hunkering in its bunker.

Not Your Mother's Pap Smear: What Women Need to Know About Cervical Cancer Screening

AWHONN | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
AWHONN

Today, annual pap smears are rarely performed every year, yet, many women continue to confuse a pelvic exam (physical assessment) with a Pap smear (lab test). To address this misperception women's health nurses must educate women about the screening tests offered during an annual exam and why and when they are recommended.

AMANZA - Ep.34

Spottoon | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

What to Say When There Is Nothing to Say

Mark Myers | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Myers

Not a word was spoken and I promptly fell apart in his embrace. I cried like I had never cried in my life. He just held on for the ride. What my friend Steve gave me that day was the very essence of what to say when there is nothing to say:

Cancer Society Wants More Millennials To Donate To Young Researchers

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact

A new campaign wants to get millennials involved in donating to cancer research that specifically supports young researchers who are 29 to 40 years o...

Hugh Jackman Reveals He Was Treated For Skin Cancer For The Fifth Time

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment

"X-Men" star Hugh Jackman said on Monday he had another skin cancer growth removed from his nose, and urged people to wear sunscreen. Jackman,...

Pepper Schwartz showed early promise as a sexologist

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

I made Dr. Pepper Schwartz laugh when I asked her if she had grown up dreaming of being a sexologist. She made me laugh when she answered that she had...

Cancer 'Moonshot' Has Paltry Dollars, Losers

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Whenever the government wants to be seen to be doing something huge, it invokes the Manhattan Project or the moon landing. So the new cancer initiativ...

The Twilight Of Doubt

Lea Grover | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Lea Grover

"Mommy, can you make the sunshine come back?" Oh, God, how I wished I could.

The Cancer Moonshot Could Depend Most on You

Sandra Horning | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science
Sandra Horning

A "cure" will require more than government agencies, companies and advocacy organizations. That's a reality that is often overlooked. We as individuals have to continue our fight against this disease, too, and vigorously so.

5 Foods That May Help Lower Your Cancer Risk

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 02.08.2016 | OWN

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Ranking Hospital Food: The Good, The Bad and the Very Bad

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

It is time for hospital CEOs, administrators, and medical staff to take responsibility and become the teachers of health and nutrition that medical centers should be.

Botswana Leads By Example To Prevent Cervical Cancer

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

In places like Botswana, a country with the second highest HIV infection rate in the world, the need for access to affordable, effective screening and treatment services -- especially for HIV-positive women -- has spurred the government to take bold action.

Can We Change the Course of Cancer with Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Cancer has been normalized by society as a terminal disease, one that leaves little hope for recovery. Recovery is termed "survivorship" and the adop...

Why Do We Keep Telling Cancer Patients How to Feel and What to Do?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

For many, cancer or no cancer (including that child who's afraid of the dark), listening, validating and allowing genuine feelings to be felt and shared might be a more helpful and loving option.

What to Say to a Friend With Cancer

Kimberly Fink | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Fink

At age 32, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. One of the things that struck me the most is how tough it was to have genuine conversations with friends and colleagues after my cancer diagnosis. There is no other way to say it... people just get awkward.

What It's Like To Be A Dermatologist With Skin Cancer

Allure | Posted 02.08.2016 | Style
Allure

Vivian Bucay is a dermatologist in San Antonio and a melanoma survivor whose disease progressed from stage 3 to stage 4 in a matter of months. Here, s...

Moving Forward With Cancer Prevention

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Bill Couzens

As I reflect on this monumental day, I realize that cancer prevention must be more than an idea, but rather real world action that saves lives and prevents the many types of suffering that come with both the disease and its treatment.

Boy With Cancer Proposes To Favorite Nurse, Makes Us Believe In Love Again

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.05.2016 | Good News

A boy who has cancer popped the question to a very special lady in his life.  Gideon Robinson, a 5-year-old who was diagnosed with acute lymphobl...

Joe Biden Shares Grief With A Woman Whose Brother Died Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is bringing the personal touch to the White House's new assault on cancer. After watching her brother battle m...

What One Woman Learned About Life From Her Cancer Diagnosis

Quora | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
Quora

What do people learn about life after being diagnosed with cancer? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling quest...

Cannabis Treatment Fundraiser Set Up For 'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.04.2016 | Entertainment

"Mob Wives" star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola is battling stage 4 brain and lung cancer and her current treatment is reportedly not working.  Raiola'...

Saving Every Woman and Every Child From Cervical Cancer

Nana Taona Kuo | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Nana Taona Kuo

Cancer is a disease that has impacted many of us in some way, shape or form. It doesn't discriminate and knows no borders. And yet, the fight against cancer looks very different in some parts of the world than in others.