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Study: 9/11 Responders See 15% Increased Cancer Risk

Newsday | Ridgely Ochs | Posted 06.23.2013 | New York

A major health study of 9/11 responders has found an increased risk of cancer, mirroring two prior investigations. The federally sponsored study of a...

Mapping Telomerase

Stig Egil Bojesen | Posted 06.22.2013 | Science
Stig Egil Bojesen

Some weeks ago I gave birth to a child after being pregnant for more than four years. The birth was postponed several times, but finally it came; along with 12 brothers and sisters, and with more than 1,000 parents.

Poetry and Healing

Diana M. Raab | Posted 06.22.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

For most of my writing life, which has been nearly six decades, I have written narrative poetry either from a place of darkness or pain or a place of extreme joy.

5 Tips For Creating A Sacred Space

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Take a few minutes to bring peacefulness and healing into your home by creating sacred space. It's not hard to do and has immense rewards. If you already have a sacred space, I'd love to hear about it. If I've inspired you to create one, I'd love to know how you made it meaningful to you.

Can Eating Enoki Mushrooms Lower Your Cancer Risk?

Paul Stamets | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

While there are no clusters of enoki growers and enoki eaters to study in the U.S. like there are in Nagano, this Japanese study could inspire epidemiologists to study the effect of higher mushroom consumption.

Please -- Don't Remind Me!

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

If someone shares something in confidence, particularly something that's difficult to bear, maybe we should go a step further with our definition than just not bringing it up at the next town meeting. Maybe we should not bring it up at all, to anyone, ever.

Bald Is Beautiful?

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

Women in today's society have an inherent attachment to long hair. But being a bald woman -- or even just rocking a buzz or pixie cut -- is a sign of inner strength. It defies society's expectations -- and that takes guts.

A Day in the Life of a Cancer Warrior

Michelle Pammenter Young | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Pammenter Young

It is day six past my chemo session and the side effects this time are by far worse than before. I had been told that the affects are cumulative and that each time you will feel worse, for longer, but well, quite frankly I guess I didn't want to believe it.

It's Cancer: God, Why Didn't You Heal Them?

Rick Hendrix | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Rick Hendrix

The Bible says God gives good things to those who ask. God cannot give me a bad gift. He loves me too much. So what was the gift in losing my best friend and mother to cancer?

Heron or Crane, or Does It Matter?

Dave Dubin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Dave Dubin

When you tell people you're from New Jersey, they ask you which exit, so they can figure out if you're from north, central, or south Jersey. As a colon cancer survivor, I not only know the exits, but also the best public restrooms on the highways and elsewhere.

My 'Favorite' Cancer Treatment Questions

Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue

Obviously there's nothing funny about cancer or its various treatments. But I felt that my options were either laugh at most of it or just crawl under my covers into the fetal position and stay there. Thankfully humor won out most of the time.

The Motivation to Fight Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Now that my physical fight is long ago, my motivation is to help others get back up when they've been knocked down, and I will even include myself in that category.

A Cancer Story in 22 Pictures

Joy Huber | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

The words "You have cancer" are arguably some of the most devastating you can hear. I have found new cancer patients (and those supporting them) love hearing stories (and seeing pictures!) of how survivors faced cancer.

26 Going on 60

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

When I was diagnosed with cancer I was 26 years old. I wasn't the youngest person in the world to deal with such an ordeal, but I wasn't the oldest. And as many young cancer fighters would say, younger than they ever thought they would be to be diagnosed with a serious health problem.

Organized Acts of Kindness

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 06.15.2013 | Good News
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

I came to see that some kindnesses are easy. But that doesn't diminish their value. When we take the time to do kind things, our acts can have a powerful effect, not just on the world, but on ourselves.

Why I Asked Safeway to Mind the Store

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

We felt lost in a thicket of chemical names, tiny fonts on tiny labels, and terms we didn't understand. Not to mention scores of products with no labeling information whatsoever.

3 Things You Need To Fully Adjust To Change

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Here's what I'm working on: making the "new normal" of life beyond cancer just plain normal. Whatever your struggle, I know it's possible to move beyond constant comparisons between what was and what now is with the right tools. Here's what it's going to take.

glassybaby Lights Up the World, One Tea Light at a Time

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

Even in a down-turned economy, glassybaby has grown 30-40 percent each year since 2009. We are planning to open in San Francisco next. As Lee always says, "The more we grow, the more we give away!"

Beating the Cancer Bully

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I made my cancer personal. To me, my cancer was my bully. Before I started treatment, it beat me senseless on a daily basis.

Scrambled Eggs and Friendship

Karen Fitzgerald | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Karen Fitzgerald

ven our dreams are similar... to empower women to find their voices and step more fully into their lives. And we're both taking it out to the world, through writing, performing, speaking and riding the tide of change, not knowing where it is leading, but excited by the journey.

Giving a Big Fat Finger to Cancer

Seporah Raizer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

Once you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, the word "worry" takes on a life of its own. You worry about the treatment working, the cancer coming back, the cancer spreading, how you're supposed to live a "normal" life. You worry. But you live. Because you have to.

Lynne Peeples

Arkansas Residents Complain Oil Spill Making Them Sick | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

Sherry Appleman awoke abruptly in the middle of the night less than 48 hours after a pipeline rupture last month sent thousands of barrels of heavy cr...

Chronic Pain and Pep Talks

Kelly Bergin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bergin

Chronic pain is hard to explain and even harder for people to understand. They assume your new medicine will make you better. They assume you'll be fine once the medicine kicks in. But the reality is that most of my moments, even the most joyous ones, are quietly humming with pain.

More Than a Survivor

Elise Frame | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

Once you've hit remission and maintenance, beating cancer becomes less about the physical battle and more about the mental and emotional one. They say you're a survivor from the day you're diagnosed, and I agree.

Cancer in America

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Ijeoma E. Okoli

Why would people buy insurance and diligently pay their premiums if not for those same insurance companies to pay out if the catastrophe for which the premiums were paid actually do occur?