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4-Year-Old Cancer Patient 'Marries' Her Favorite Nurse

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.20.2015 | Good News

Chemotherapy treatments aren't something most people look forward to. But thanks to a nurse by the name of Matt Hickling, 4-year-old Ab...

Health Care Rationing: The Roar and the Silence

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No discussion means no probing, no deep thinking, no careful exchange of ideas. We do, indeed, ration health care in the United States; we just don't talk about it, with the result that we ration it altogether irrationally.

Devon Still Accepts Jimmy V Perseverance Award On Behalf Of Daughter Leah

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Sports

  Devon Still accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2015 ESPYs on Wednesday on behalf of his 5-year-old daughter, Leah, w...

How 20 Years In The Army Helped Prepare Me For My Toughest Battle Yet

Col. Paul Taylor | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Col. Paul Taylor

In June 2012, I was set to deploy to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. As the commander of an Army unit, I was responsible for ensuring my soldiers were ready. I myself was prepared, as I had been for every deployment. And then came the one thing I couldn't prepare for: cancer.

Terminally Ill Boy Gets Early Avengers-Themed Halloween Party Fit For The Mightiest Hero

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

This community came together to make sure one boy could live his final months to the fullest.  Billy Lee, a 5-year-old who lives in Hou...

Thanks But No Thanks, Arby's: Vegetarians Don't Want Your Meat

Nathan Runkle | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste
Nathan Runkle

Image credit: Mike Mozart I'm a vegetarian, and I have a message for Arby's: Your bacon is disgusting, and I want nothing to do with it. In your op...

How Breast Cancer Helped Me Summit Mt. St. Helens

Molly Lindquist | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

At the suggestion of my friend Sam, five of us set out to summit Mt. St. Helens. I never would have attempted this hike pre-cancer, but now, almost four years after my diagnosis, I feel stronger physically and mentally than at any other point in my life.

How Bloggers and Freelancers Can Maintain Integrity

Rachael Yahne | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Rachael Yahne

As a freelancer, you have to be your own advocate. That means knowing when to demand compensation, when to work for free to further your cause, and when to stand by your original words. Keep your heart and action toward why you started writing in the first place and you'll be able to find a balance.

Joan Sebastian Dead: Legendary Mexican Singer Dies At 64

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.14.2015 | Latino Voices

Mexican singer and songwriter José Manuel Figueroa, better known as Joan Sebastian, died Monday at his ranch in Guerrero, Mexico. He...

Speeding Ineffective and Unsafe Treatments to Market in the Name of Patients? Not So Fast

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

It is not a bottleneck at the FDA that is to blame. Medical research is simply not producing the breakthroughs needed for breast cancer. And we should not let a reduction of safety and efficacy standards replace our demand for safer and more effective treatments.

Learning How to Dance in the Rain: A Cancer Survivor's Story of Love

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Every once in awhile I run across a story that is so wonderful and beautiful that I just have to share it with everyone that I can. Such was the cas...

The 'Demanding Patient'?

Bob Tufts | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Bob Tufts

Our only "demands" are that we and our physicians have the time to properly address our health questions and that we both have access to and choice in treatments without "unnecessary" obstacles being placed in our path.

Teen Knocks Out Cancer, Celebrates Victory By Running Up Iconic ‘Rocky’ Steps

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Good News

  He’s no boxer, but 13-year-old Sean Bartolucci is celebrating a knockout victory that Rocky Balboa would be proud of: He battle...

The Simple Way To Find Happiness In Every Day

Teresa Kindred | Posted 07.11.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

During periods of darkness in our lives we have to search for the light. It's always there but at times we may have to get out a magnifying glass to see it. The light (or happy) isn't shined in our eyes like the bright lights of an oncoming car, we have to search for it in the corners and crevices. It's like the flower that finds a crack in the side walk and blooms.

Finding Your Calling Through Crisis

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Adele Scheele

Nobody wants devastating medical news. Yet, it can serve as a compass needle to redirect you when you are lost... if you're willing to look. Los Angeles-based photographer Bill Aron was struck with cancer not once, but three times.

As Cancer Research Advances, Effective Therapies Don't Keep Apace -- Here's How to Fix That

Katie Couric | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Katie Couric

We believe more must be done to speed the development and delivery of treatments for cancer and many other diseases based on proven science, without compromising safety -- indeed, while increasing our confidence in these potentially valuable treatments.

Tattoo Ink or Cancer Cells?

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH

So while tattoos can make you stand out in a crowd, getting an incorrect cancer diagnosis is that last kind of attention you want. Physicians and patients alike should be aware that tattoo ink can look like the spread of cancer to the lymph nodes -- even if it isn't.

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

According to articles in a variety of scientific journals, numerous substances extracted from marine life (including fungi, sponges, algae, mollusks, "sea squirts," coral, and seaweed) have potential to fight other kinds of challenging cancers.

Remembering Stuart Scott

Caslee Sims | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports
Caslee Sims

As the ESPYs approach, we remember longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott whom lost his private battle with cancer. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Scott got his start at a few stations in the south, making stops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

A Sister Kissed Her

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Robbi Rucker

I can be seen as a "cancer patient going through chemotherapy" yet this is not what this story is about -- it's about love. It's not about current conventional medical treatments, side effects, limitations or miracles. It's about sister magic.

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...