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How I'm Honoring My Mother, My #1 Fan, Who Passed Away 7 Years Ago Today

Matthew Kelly Barnes | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
Matthew Kelly Barnes

I promise you that whatever you are going through, giving back opens unprecedented doors. I still miss my mom every day, but when I see the smiles on the faces of the people that I help I know I am honoring her legacy.

Half A Million Cancer Diagnoses A Year Are Due To Obesity

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

* Almost a quarter of cancers in America are obesity-linked * High BMI linked to bowel, kidney, breast and other cancers ...

The Surprising Way To Stave Off Cancer And Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

In "Sleepless In America", the latest documentary from National Geographic exploring the significant health issues that arise from getting too little ...

As We Are

Francesca Milliken | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Milliken

Carrie spoke through narrow lips that looked like they were sewn on too tightly. She had the gravelly voice of a lifetime smoker, but her trembly tone...

If You Don't Use It, You Lose It

Kayla Redig | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Practicing thankfulness won't stop your pain or protect you from the curveballs life inevitably throws at all of us, but it just might make your day a little brighter.

Iran Mourns Lost Youth in Thousands

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Tara Kangarlou

For the first time in nearly three decades since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Iranian people and the government were in unison to mourn a pop singer's death -- a 30-year-old singer and songwriter who died after a year-long battle with stomach cancer last Friday.

A Tale of Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Two new heroes have emerged this year. Each has shown amazing courage, leadership and generosity in helping others. They have achieved all this despite having brain cancer.

Personal Reflections on Thanksgiving and Cancer

Ann Fry | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Ann Fry

As Thursday winds down and people leave, and the dishes are washing in the dishwasher, I'll take a private moment to be grateful for my being cancer-free now for five years, for my son being cancer-free for over a year and for all the opportunities I am blessed with.

I Take 'Detox Your Home' Very Personally -- So Should You

Fran Drescher | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Fran Drescher

Does that sound like a recipe for disaster? We have no idea what the long-term effects of these chemicals are. But from what we can see so far, they're not good.

Thanksgiving Reflections: He Saved My Life After the Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Each year for my favorite holiday I reflect on those things for which I am most thankful. On my list I have always included my thanks for those th...

The Importance Of Humor In The Toughest Of Times

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to maintain a sense of humor on a day-to-day basis, and another to be able laugh through a life-threatening diagnosis. Yet Alex Nil...

Double Mastectomy Debate

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Do what is best for you and don't let anyone, including me, take you off course. You have enough to think about when you find out you have breast cancer and it can be easy to get lost in the haze.

Stop 'Trying' to Be Spiritual -- Be Thankful, Instead

Anita Moorjani | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Moorjani

By far the greatest gift I have received in my life has been that of getting a second chance to live when only death seemed imminent, and it is something that I know I will be eternally grateful for.

When Medical Challenges Strike Those We Love, Our Positive Attitude Just Might Be the Best Prescription of All

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

After surviving breast cancer about seven years ago, my mother-in-law (Becky, an amazing individual) found out that her cancer is back and has spread throughout her body and even into her bones. Needless to say, when those of us close to her got the news, we were stunned.

Stay True, Starbucks

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Concealing information from the general public does not empower but rather removes the freedom to make informed choices. We should all be concerned when corporations and government join forces to decide what they will share and not share with the public.

Holistic Health Deserves to Scale

David Vognar | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Vognar

With the rise of vegetarian and vegan diets, yoga as an exercise, spiritual and brain-building practice, and meditation with its similar benefits, one can sense a growing awareness in America that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to health.

With a Grateful Heart

Rev. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Mae Elise Cannon

Sometimes it is in these small moments and the regular observance of finding just one thing for which you're thankful that works together to create a grateful heart.

Why Are Medical Mistakes Our Third Leading Cause of Death?

Allen Frances | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

I have a friend who has lung cancer -- the "good," slow-growing kind. His doctors have been less kind than the cancer. They keep screwing up in ways that seem likely to kill my friend before his cancer does.

Illinois' Smoking Laws Aren't Stopping Lung Cancer as Well as They Could

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.19.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois has the 22nd-highest rate of lung cancer in the country, according to a new study by WalletHub.

Kate Middleton's 'Personal And Special' Note To Boy With Cancer Comforts Family After His Death

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

This family found solace from an unexpected source while coping with tragedy. Fabian Bate received a visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton w...

Hope Is Spelled N-O-A-H: How My "What If" Became "What Is"

Amber Larkin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Amber Larkin

I just wanted "something different," something better for these children. This started my search and I learned a lot as I became a "momcologist."

Stop Making Cancer Patients Feel Guilty

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I don't know what caused my cancer, nor does anyone else, for that matter. I plan to enjoy the holidays and if I choose to have some extra cookies or whatever, so what

Dying From Cancer, 11-year old's Last Wish Feeds the Hungry

William Lambers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Eleven year-old Natalia Marsh-Welton had a mission. Not even terminal brain cancer was going to stop her. Natalia was determined to help the hungry and homeless.

When Pessimism Can Do Some Good

Denise Tam | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise Tam

They say optimism, positivity and affirmative thinking can get you places. Research shows a positive and happy mindset can not only help you achieve g...

Mom, 19 Years Later

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

We have a duty to our country and future generations to work towards turning around the grim statistics of sharply increasing incidences of cancer. We need increased resources for information, education and policies to help protect individuals, families and communities from cancer.