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Cancer Mortality News, Between the Lines

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The promise of cancer prevention is far from fully kept, and deserves much more attention. The relevant medicine resides not at the cutting edge of biomedical advance, but in our lifestyle patterns, and the priorities of our culture.

Two Current Fronts of the American Health Care Wars: Hepatitis C and Cancer

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

It's clear that health care in the U.S. remains in a state of crisis. Millions of people still don't have health insurance, and pressures remain great to repeal reforms that have extended even bare-bones insurance benefits to the uninsured and underserved.

U.S., European Regulators, the Pope Agree: Time to Re-assess Pesticide Risks

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

The EPA has a long history of failing to fully assess the risks of pesticides like Roundup. But the need is greater now than ever before.

Two Double Mastectomy Survivors Walked Topless Down A Runway For A Powerful Reason

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices

It was a powerful moment: the event was a fashion show that sought to challenge normative ideas of gender and beauty, and there, walking the runway we...

Sugary Beverages Are Killing Us All

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Here’s today’s not-at-all-shocking-but-still-soul-crushing news: Sugary drinks kill 180,000 people per year. The high-fructose-laced find...

How Avocados Could One Day Help Treat Cancer

dailyRx News | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

They can provide healthy vitamins, good fats and fiber -- all while getting a party started. But could avocados be used to treat cancer?

My Road Back From Chemobrain

Earl Shellner | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Earl Shellner

Cancer rehab has given me my life back. I am no longer afraid to speak with others or give a speech to a room full of people. I still use many of the things I learned from speech therapy and they help me in some way almost every single day.

Concern Cancer Benefit Coming to Paramount Studio!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The very best food-and-wine event of the year is arriving shortly on Saturday, July 11th, at the back lot of the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, and I can only advise you that it is time now to get your tickets.

Badass Mom Shows Cancer Who's Boss With A Defiant Pink Faux-Hawk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty

After being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time, Janet Sheppard-Kelleher decided to face the disease the only way she knows how -- with hum...

Outrageous Fortune

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In his famously febrile ruminations, Hamlet contemplated suicide as perhaps the one and only way to avoid the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune...

Here's Why You Like Bacon So Much

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The average American consumes nearly 18 pounds of bacon per year and the number of bacon products out there are endless. You may even have received a ...

Farm-to-Dispensary Medical Marijuana in New York: Grass Roots and Black Dirt

Eden G. Fromberg, DO | Posted 06.26.2015 | New York
Eden G. Fromberg, DO

At last, New Yorkers with serious medical conditions including cancer, HIV, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, MS, and severe chronic pain will be able to access medical marijuana.

Hair and Boobs: What I Know for Sure at 39

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Zsofi McMullin

On the morning of my 39th birthday, I was grateful for two things: my hair and my boobs. There were other things too, of course -- the way my son bur...

My Choice to Live: Part III

Jay Michael | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Jay Michael continues his story about living with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Read his previous posts in "My Choice to Live: Part I" and "My Choice ...

Larry Hogan's Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Diagnosis, Explained

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with late stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, an aggressive form of lymph node ...

I Remember Rachel for Her Ferocity for Life, Not Cancer

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

Now eight years after college I wonder if I could I ever do what Rachel did -- live with cancer without any possibility of a cure, all while never letting up on exclamation points?

What the Dying Want You to Know About Life

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Joni Edelman

Money is an illusion. You think you need so much. In the end, you don't really need any of it. Prioritize people and experiences over possession. Your body is just a vessel for your soul. Quit looking in the mirror. Quit obsessing over your wrinkles, your ass, your dress size.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Has 'Aggressive' Cancer

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Monday he has an advanced cancer of the lymph nodes. Appearing in a news conference alongside his family, H...

Sen. Angus King Reveals He Has Prostate Cancer

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) announced on Monday that he is being treated for prostate cancer. "During an annual checkup this spring, my doctors caugh...

A Father's Day Card That Made a Difference

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Norma Cook Everist

One more thing: Relationships themselves can be transformed. No matter what the nature of our human relationships, we are transformed across generations, across the miles, around the world, connected in order to love and support one another on Father's Day and every week of the year in times of health or sickness.

Olympian-Mother-Breast Cancer Patient

Eddie Parsons | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Eddie Parsons

Beth Barr and I spoke on the phone today; perhaps the first time ever. We tried to trace back how we first met because it feels as if I have known Beth forever, like a distant cousin or relative that has always been in the back of my mind.

Conquering Cancer: Personalized Medicine Is the Future

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Imagine a world where treating cancer and other chronic diseases like diabetes is customized to your specific case? The possibilities of better treatments and even finding a cure is even closer with precision medicine and genomic testing

How Much Sitting Is Too Much Sitting? The Difference Between Too Much Sitting and Too Little Exercise

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past decade we have gained a greater understanding of inactivity and its negative consequences. The game-changing new story concerns a novel scientifically-based therapeutic intervention: sit less.

There's A Wearable Device That May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Worried about getting a sunburn? Swap your Fitbit for June. June is a wearable device that looks like a jeweled bracelet and bills itself as a "bea...

A Fatherless Father's Day: How My Lost Dad Inspired a Lifelong Journey

Mikah Meyer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Mikah Meyer

Newspapers proclaiming new grills as the perfect gift. TV ads with plates of food and cheery smiles. Pictures of grey-haired men holding grandkids.