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#Cancer

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Lauren Aratani | Posted 07.23.2016 | Healthy Living

A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Ad...

Breast Cancer Awareness In July - That's Right!

Allison W. Gryphon | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Allison W. Gryphon

October isn't the only month people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Give me five minutes and I'll give you a few tools to take you to superhero status.

Swimming To Fight Cancer

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.20.2016 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I'll never forget sitting at the top of the stairway, and watching my mom and my uncle help my dad walk into the house after he came home from having ...

Illuminating The Hallway: A Search For A Life After Cancer (Part One)

Licia Morelli | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Licia Morelli

The vulnerability is like a plague, constantly exposing me and creating the immediate awareness of my true self without the layers of protection I've so deeply laid throughout my life. And it's the relationships that I forge (both the invigoration of old and the infusion of new) throughout the process that will hold me accountable to remain in this truth.

Nothing NICE About ICER

Bob Tufts | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Bob Tufts

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is emerging as a major player in the health care cost debate. The organization through its affil...

An Open Letter To Vice President Biden

Beth J. Caldwell | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Beth J. Caldwell

Dear Mr. Vice President, I want to personally thank you for all you're doing for cancer research right now. It's so powerful how you've been able to ...

Mental Illness: The New Cancer

Zander Sherman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Zander Sherman

My brother was a music student, outdoor leader, and president of his school's student union. Creative and ambitious, he dreamed of continuing our fath...

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.

A Cancer Diagnosis And A Second Opinion

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

It is hard enough to deal with cancer let alone having to deal with anyone on your medical pathway who does not treat you with dignity and respect. Therefore, regardless at which step you are on in your treatment, please request someone with whom you are comfortable. It really does make a difference.

The Amazing Grace of Punk Pioneer Bobbi Brat

Jorge Newbery | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Jorge Newbery

Red Scare performs at the Orphanage, Los Angeles, April 1983 (Photo by Alison Braun) "Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me...

Super Simple Ways To Be Healthier (When You're Lazy AF)

Rachael Yahne | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Remember that it's all about making it simple and accessible to YOU and your needs. We both know that if you're the lazy-healthy type, it all comes down to making health realistic and practical while taking away the options of temptations.

An Update On The 'Cheerios Girl' 19 Years After She Told Oprah Her Heartbreaking Story

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.12.2016 | OWN

When Kate Collinger was 11 years old, her mother was dying of cancer. For the last year of her mother’s life, Kate and her family devoted their ener...

Astoria Characters: The Devoted Daughter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.13.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

What Antri Papanikolaou remembers most about her 16th birthday is that it was the last one she ever got to spend with her mother. They drove to Phi...

Why Are The Costs Of Cancer Drugs So High?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I don't think that a single day goes by when I don't encounter someone discussing the high cost of cancer drugs. Most often, the reason is that someon...

All Things Made New: After Five Days Of 'Cancer'

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura A Boggs

More than once, my usually optimistic husband's voice cracked; his eyes filled with frightened tears. His back probably still aches from sleeping by my side in that wompy hospital chair. He never complained.

Why I Don't Care Anymore About Strewn Converse, Data Overages Or Missing Mascara

Maimah Karmo | Posted 07.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maimah Karmo

My daughter was at a friend's house. Driving home, I spent half an hour on the phone with Verizon, trying to adjust my bill. I had a data overage... b...

Will Cancer Drugs Work Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

The major risk factor for both cancer and Alzheimer's disease is aging. Changes in our biology that happen as we age contribute to the development of both diseases. Better understanding the biology of aging will help us develop drugs to treat Alzheimer's. It will also help us identify drugs currently used to treat cancer that could also be "repurposed" to treat Alzheimer's patients.

I Am Sorry I Didn't Beat Cancer

Uzma Yunus | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Uzma Yunus

I am sorry I didn't beat cancer but now it really doesn't matter because I am busy kicking life and showing others how to reconcile with stage 4 breast cancer.

The Effects Of Chemotherapy In Treating Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

When someone receives a diagnosis of cancer that results in a surgery, the scars are visible on the outside of the body in most cases. However, if a d...

Who Gets To Define Value?

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

I always look forward to attending the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting. This was my 20th consecutive year attending the m...

Scientists Are Standing By

Adina Ciment | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Adina Ciment

Time is running out, but you can make a difference.

The Care Of The Human Spirit: Spirituality And Religiosity And Living With Cancer

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Do not let spiritual distress affect the way you cope with cancer and its treatment. Addressing spiritual issues with your health care team may improve your health, quality of life and ability to cope.

Lessons From The Cancer Road

Naomi Sichler | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Naomi Sichler

A friend suggested that I blog in response to the following question: If you had three pieces of advice to share from your journey with cancer, which...

Inexpensive Paper Strips Can Test For Malaria, Cancer At Home

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact

Malaria deaths are on the decline, but eliminating the disease will still be a considerable challenge, experts say, which is why a new, cheap testing ...

These Powerful Photos Show What ‘Defeating' Cancer Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living

WebMD wasn't a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter's condit...