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Happy Mother's Day to My Mindful Mom, I Still Miss You

Kathy Walsh | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Kathy Walsh

It's been 32 years since you left the earth and Mother's Day is still so hard for me. I was 24 years young when you died. Although I was an adult, I was still young enough to need you. And I still need you today. I wonder every day how different my life would be if you were here.

Feeling Alive: Incorporating Exercise as Part of Cancer Treatment

Yariv Kafri | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Yariv Kafri

On August 11, 2015 I plan to be on the starting line of the PepsiCo TransRockies Ultramarathon event, a multi-day trail run that covers 56 miles and nearly 9,000 feet of elevation gains. This is a formidable challenge for most people, let alone for a Stage IV lung cancer survivor.

They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.

How to Tell Your Tinder Date You Had Cancer

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

Before I got cancer, I thought dating was hard. Then I turned 30, got sick, and quickly learned that dating with cancer is an entirely different game. For the first time in my life, I wasn't choosy. It's hard to be picky when you're dating with cancer; you're more focused on living and less focused on his third nipple.

How This Newlywed Repaired Her Sex Life After Fighting Cervical Cancer

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women

Michelle Whitlock beat cervical cancer twice, but with her victory came an unexpected challenge: learning to how redevelop physical intimacy with her ...

How to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness When the Word "Breast" is "Indecent"

Dr. Houriya Kazim | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Dr. Houriya Kazim

Paradoxically, breast cancer has an inspirational side. This grassroots fight against the disease has taught me it can be combated, it is not always fatal, and that early detection and good medical care surely make a difference.

Lynne Peeples

Scientists Issue Warning Over Chemicals Common In Carpets, Coats, Cookware

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green

In 1961, a DuPont toxicologist warned colleagues that exposure to their company's increasingly popular Teflon chemicals enlarged the livers of rats an...

We Can Win the War on Cancer

John R. Seffrin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
John R. Seffrin

With continued scientific discovery, ongoing efforts to enact cancer control policies and collaboration among key stakeholders in the public and private sectors, we can make this century cancer's last.

Prom Dress Shopping With Two Months To Live

Marisa Bardach Ramel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Marisa Bardach Ramel

I looked down at my car keys, swinging from their red lanyard. It was February. No one goes prom dress shopping in February. But when everyone went in March and April, she'd be dead.

5 Things My Mom Loved That I Still Think About 25 Years After Her Death

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

In the 25 years since my mother's death, the pain of losing her has diminished somewhat, but nothing can replace the ache in my heart that her death created. I didn't just lose my mother, I lost my best friend.

Avoiding Social Vampires: A View of Life from the Doughnut Aisle

Dana O'Dell | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana O'Dell

it must be hard to see the beauty of life when you're stuck in the same rinse and repeat cycle of settling and feeling like you have wasted your life. It's hard when relationships aren't like you dreamed and you wake up in a life day after day that feels like it's for nothing. We all get knocked down. Being knocked down in life hurts.

Let Them Eat Cake, In Memory of Mike

Mindy Trotta | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Mindy Trotta

It wouldn't really be fair to judge someone's character based upon the number of people who show up at their funeral, but if a line of mourners forms at 4:00 p.m. and you can't see the end until 8:00 p.m., it's hard not to believe that whomever they're there for was a pretty special person.

The Impact of Stress While Living With Cancer

Pauline Alighieri | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Pauline Alighieri

Treating the physical and psychological consequences of cancer may garner the most successful result -- living a quality and healthy life by enjoying family, friends and special milestones.

Sam Stein

An Award-Winning Cancer Researcher Says U.S. Science Has Never Been More Imperiled

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 150 or so people gathered in an otherwise empty National Press Club in downtown D.C. Hours earlier, in...

Katie Sola

The Chilling Connection Between Racist Google Searches And Black Mortality Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Katie Sola | Posted 04.30.2015 | Black Voices

A new study shows a chilling correlation between the number of racist Google searches in an area and the long-term mortality rates of the black people...

Walker Administration Threatens Women's Access to Cancer Screenings and Treatment

Sara Finger | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Sara Finger

If our leaders can't guarantee that women won't fall through the coverage and affordability cracks and that women won't come surging back to a compromised Well Woman Program if changes are made to BadgerCare and the Marketplace subsidies, then they shouldn't be so quick to pull the trigger on their unfounded plans.

At Last: I Want the Last Word as to How My Story Ends

Jennifer Glass | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I'm doing everything I can to extend my life. No one should have the right to prolong my death. Endings matter, and I want the last word as to how my story ends. I want this for myself and for the people I love. Every Californian should have this option. At last.

I've Got the BRCA-Positive Mutation Gene -- How Do I Interpret My Hereditary Risk for Getting Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer?

Sharlene Hesse-Biber | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Sharlene Hesse-Biber

It behooves the medical profession who relate hereditary risk assessment percentages to do so in a way that women can interpret the subjective nature of these data and offer more guidance on just how at risk women should apply these numbers in the context of their own lived experience.

12 Ways to Stop Arguing and Start Communicating with the Man (or Woman) You Love

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

If you have Mercury in this sign you're likely to be witty, aggressive and even outspoken. Your way of thinking is both decisive and competitive. When in conversation you can be funny but at times, a bit biting and sarcastic in your tone.

The Cure for Cancer? Why False Claims Are Dangerous

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

A couple of years ago, I blogged on HuffPost imploring well-meaning (and sometimes not-so-well-meaning) folks to refrain from telling me what to do ...

Why You Should Watch the Film Cancer: the Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Our understanding of cancer and how to successfully treat it and the symptoms it produces is evolving and improving; and our ability to cope with cancer is also evolving with more confidence and hope in the future.

On 10 Years Of Surviving Cancer As A Family

Jim Higley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Jim Higley

I asked God for a year. OK, truthfully, I begged for 10. Because I wanted to be your father for as long as possible, until each of you became adults. It was a begging rooted in my personal desire to see each of you grow up. Mature. And step into life. That's why today is rather special.

Coaches Curing Cancer Donates Gifts to Pediatric Cancer Research

HooplaHa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

When Grainne Owen gave birth to twins, she had to work hard to keep up with her sports loving and exuberant son, Killian. When Killian was five years old, however, he was diagnosed with Leukemia.

How To Tell Your Kids You Have Cancer

Heather Chauvin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Heather Chauvin

It doesn't end with one conversation. It's an ongoing learning opportunity for all of you. Children are smart, intuitive and very empathic. Their connection to you runs deep.

Can a Compound in Red Wine Help Fight Cancer? How Supplements Can Be Promising Disease-Fighters

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The hope is that, in the future, cancer patients may be able to take a resveratrol-derived drug to help their bodies become more sensitive to chemotherapy -- and help those drugs destroy those cancer cells once and for all.