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How to Put the Power in Prayer

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rea Nolan Martin

What I want people to know from this experience is that every prayer matters. Not the lazy drive-by prayers tossed blindly into a black hole. You know the ones. Not those.

AMANZA - Ep.39

Spottoon | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment

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 Do You Do When Your Best Friend Is Dying?

Millie Grenough | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Finally get it that she is in her last days. Sit by her bedside in the sunlight. Gently massage her feet, her pain places. Talk with her son, my godson. Cry some more. Be thankful for so much. Ask her to send me a signal from "the other side."

Cuba Has Made At Least 3 Major Medical Innovations That We Need

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living

By most measures, the United States' business-friendly environment has proven to be fertile for medical innovation. Compared to other countries, Ameri...

Outrunning Cancer

Yariv Kafri | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Yariv Kafri

By: Yariv Kafri, Founder, Supportersize. Co-authors are Dr. Elizabeth K. O'Donnell and Dr. Jeffrey M. Peppercorn of Massachusetts General Hospital. ...

Finding an Outlet in the Face of Rare Cancers

Dr. Diane Reidy Lagunes | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Dr. Diane Reidy Lagunes

I've been a medical oncologist for 10 years. Every day I think about my patients and the relationships I've developed with them and their families. Caring for people with cancer is rewarding, inspiring, and profound, but it is not without heartbreak.

Find Out the "Type of Woman" You Were Meant to Love!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Style
Larry Schwimmer

In the previous HP article, we discussed how to find out "the type of man you were meant to love." For men, we now discuss the type of woman you were ...

I Have Hope for Tomorrow

Michelle Underwood | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Michelle Underwood

Casey can't hold her today. He had a scan with contrast this morning and is possibly radioactive so he isn't allowed to be close to her for 24 hours. She runs to him when we get home, arms out, calling "Dada!" He gently pushes her away.

Financial Burden Of Cancer Can Harm Quality Of Life

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Almost a third of U.S. cancer survivors face financial burdens, and physical and metal health tends to be worse for those who do,...

One Giant Leap for Mankind

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Science isn't going to be advanced by scientists alone: Communication and information must also be open and easily accessible to the vast cancer community they serve. Patients and their families need a single portal -- not a Byzantine maze -- to learn about clinical trials, data, research, drugs and other therapies.

Find Out: What Type of Man You Were Meant to Love!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Style
Larry Schwimmer

Have you ever said to a friend, "He's such a great guy! He has lots of the qualities I love about my father. I'm sure he'd make a great partner, but h...

Action for Women and Girls Must Happen Year Round

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.

I'll Get to See My Children Grow Up Thanks to a Random Call to the Eye Doctor

Michelle Martin | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle Martin

I vowed to use this experience to educate others about this rare, but dangerous condition. There is no predicting who will get ocular melanoma. And the symptoms are often so subtle, that patients aren't diagnosed until later stages, when their vision and their lives are threatened.

AMANZA - Ep.38

Spottoon | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment

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.

Cancer-Related Fatigue and How Integrative Therapies Can Help

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

There are a number of different integrative therapies for which there is evidence to show they can improve cancer-related symptoms, including fatigue. If everyday tasks are becoming overwhelming, here are seven integrative therapies that may help.

Redefining Women's Health: A Call for Action On International Women's Day

Robyn Norton | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
Robyn Norton

It is timely that the women's health agenda move from a predominant focus on our reproductive organs and we reframe the discussion of women's health such that the focus expands to include women's whole bodies -- and the diseases that today are most frequently killing us.


Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I remind myself daily to choose gratitude over greed. I have been so very blessed, and wanting more seemed selfish. So I guess I kept this impossible hope somewhere deep within me. I kept it hidden where summertime can thrive in the midst of winter

These Wigs Help Girls With Cancer Be Princesses

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 03.07.2016 | OWN

Meet the fairy godmother of hair. After her friend's daughter was treated for lymphoma, Holly Christensen made the 3-year-old a fanciful Rapunzel wig....

Childhood Cancer - How You Can Help

Dawn Hafner | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents
Dawn Hafner

Children's cancer is just something we don't like to think about or talk about. It's too painful. Too ugly. Too scary. You know how it feels as a par...

If Trump Is a Cancer on the Republican Party, I Know the Cause and the Cure

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

Now, I am a science writer, not a political pundit. To my eyes, Donald as tumor is a more apt metaphor than the party leadership might wish to acknowledge. What is cancer, after all? It's one of our own, gone wild. It has the same DNA as any other cell in our body, but it refuses to play by the rules.

How Brangelina Reminded Me to Die Without Regret

Sage B. Hobbs | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women
Sage B. Hobbs

Life is temporary. This still scares the sh*t out of me, but the goal is to use it as a reminder to express your love today (not later), to take action in building your dream today (not someday), and to have some fun today (not just over weekend).

Being a Hospice Nurse to My Father

Linda Scruggs | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women
Linda Scruggs

As much as it is a privilege to be a nurse and watch a baby enter this world, I consider it equally a privilege to be there to comfort someone when they leave this world. I was so lucky to have spent that time with my dad.

Your Body's Talking. Are You Listening?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

"Fixing" worked fine for simple problems, but the complex, chronic cases bedeviled me. Patients didn't respond as expected to treatment. A few barely tolerated treatment at all. After months of mixed success, I realized that my drive to "fix" was squelching a significant part of the healing equation: my patients' input.

'When Breath Becomes Air': A Neurosurgeon's Cancer Opus

Craig Bowron | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

Although his death was not unique, Kalanithi's perspective on his illness certainly was, and his keen intellect and writing skills make When Breath Becomes Air a compelling read. Reading about death is not macabre. We need to consider it so that we can get on with our life, and live it fully.

I Had Cancer and This Is What Life After My Diagnosis Looks Like

Mailet Lopez | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Mailet Lopez

Building has allowed me to be an angel for countless others, and now I want to take it a step further by really starting the conversation about life after diagnosis, so that the next person can fell more prepared for what's to come.