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An Update From the Second Annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology's (SAYAO) Conference: Breaking Barriers in Acute Lymphoblasic Luekemia (ALL)

Emily Drake | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

I had the fortune this past October to attend the second annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) conference at the University of...

When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Why Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Still Beat Dietary Supplements

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Supplements can be a great gap-filler for those who find it impossible to eat a balanced diet or have certain medical conditions, but the best option for both cancer patients and healthy individuals is a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Cancer: The Antithesis of Birth

Ronda Lee | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Ronda Lee

Cancer is something that I did not worry much about. Heart disease and diabetes ran in my family. They concerned me. Cancer is like grief. You do not completely understand its stronghold until it knocks on your door.

Should We Stop Trying to Cure Cancer?

Kevin Lankes | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

Smith's self-espoused "romantic" view of cancer death has nothing to do with reality. It's hard to imagine that someone who's found a successful and very public career in medicine would have such fundamental misunderstandings about one of the most prominent human diseases.

Cancer: It Sure Ain't Good Luck 

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

There are times when people work to prevent cancer and it doesn't work, but it's not unlike a seat belt in a car: The fact that it doesn't always help is not a reason to not wear a seat belt. Just because we might know one person who was killed while wearing a seat belt doesn't mean the rest of us should not wear them.

Connecticut Teen With Cancer Fights To Stop Chemo

TODAY | Bill Briggs | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

A Connecticut court is set to weigh whether a 17-year-old girl with life-threatening cancer can refuse a treatment she views as "poison." The case tes...

Polls of Future Past: A History of Public Expectations for the Future of Science

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 03.09.2015 | Science
Kathleen Weldon

Science fiction sometimes barely beats out science fact as technological advancements rapidly transform the world. But the changes that are anticipated aren't always the ones that arrive. Here's a look back at what the polls tell us the public has expected from scientific progress -- and how often they've been disappointed.

Stuart Scott: Boo-yow!

Kayla Redig | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
Kayla Redig

The humor and now-popular phrases Scott brought to ESPN changed the way viewers watched sports, and ingrained Scott into American culture. His strong presence this past decade as he continued to fight cancer also reminded us of the sanctity of life.

Is Cancer the 'Best Death'?

Lara Huffman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Huffman

What I can remember about my mother's death from breast cancer certainly does not reflect Dr. Smith's romantic view of dying.

Dog Photos Take Over Facebook for Sick Boy

Caurie Putnam | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

Have you posted a photo of your dog on Facebook for Anthony yet? If not, get off your tail and do it! In just a week, over half a million photos and countless adorable stories about the pooches (and a few felines), have been posted on the event page for Anthony, named Photo Doggies for Anthony.

One Very Personal Stuart Scott Story

Dan Duffy | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Stuart may be gone, but his heart, his soul, his spirit, and his story will live on for generations. To say that he impacted lives is an understatement. He knew he might affect them with his speech, and he did, but for one idiot in the Midwest, he forever changed me with a simple act of kindness.

Cancer and Random Genes: Fortune Favors the Prepared

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At this point, you should be scratching your head and asking: Didn't they study cancer occurrence in actual people? The answer is no. Didn't they show that lifestyle factors don't influence the rate of mutation? Again, the answer is no.

Building Blocks In Transit

Betsy Hnath | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Betsy Hnath

I choose to believe that every challenge we face head-on isn't just important, it is essential to our development as individuals to grow and succeed emotionally. It is by turning those stones and filling in the mortar that we establish our strength.

The Comments A Cancer Survivor Doesn't Want To Hear

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Unfortunately, when the time comes to begin the intimate and sometimes awkward conversation of "I have/had cancer," it will produce mixed reviews. While the majority of feedback will be positive and supportive, the brash among us will offer slightly hurtful responses instead.

Connecticut Top Court to Rule on Teen's Right to Refuse Chemotherapy

Mirah Riben | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mirah Riben

Cassandra C., 17, and her mother are battling the state of Connecticut over the teen's right to refuse chemotherapy. Cassandra was diagnosed in Sept...

Stuart Scott Didn't Just Report Sports News. He Fought 'Like Hell' To Help End Cancer, Too

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

Stuart Scott's legacy went far beyond reporting scores on ESPN -- the beloved sports anchor's generosity will live on in the causes he supported for y...

The Real Life 'Fault In Our Stars'

Tonya Hurley | Posted 03.07.2015 | Home
Tonya Hurley

It has been an honor to be involved in such a life-affirming project. To witness in print the bravery and honesty of these teens. They've taught me so much about life, love and what it is to fight, to win and sometimes to lose, but always to learn.

12 Ways Yoga Changed My Life (And Could Change Yours)

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathryn E. Livingston

Yoga isn't just about pretzel shapes and handstands, it's about recognizing and nourishing the light that resides within.

The Blessing I Didn't Know I Wanted

Lea Grover | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Lea Grover

When I was younger and felt, as I often did, that I had been the victim of some injustice, my father used to tell me a parable. He would start telling it, and I would roll my eyes. Because I'd heard it before, and teenagers often roll their eyes. But I also liked the story, and I always enjoyed my father telling it. So I listened.

The Lord Of The Rings: My Survival Guide To Cancer

Nina Lutz | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Nina Lutz

After my diagnosis, I felt my own fellowship form. My parents came together to do their best to protect me; they protected me from germs, infections, depression, and loneliness. My best friend and sister provided levity in a dark time much like Merry and Pippin. I met another cancer survivor who proved to be a great guide on my journey, showing me the path to recovery.

Most Cancer Cases Are Biological 'Bad Luck'

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, a...

Wellness Lessons From an Exercise Physiologist Who Beat Cancer for 57 Years

Brent Green | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Brent Green

Whether swimming 375 miles nonstop in the frigid Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Louis for five grueling days or scaling the exterior of the tallest skyscraper in the Midwest, Mark commanded intense focus with each selected feat.

Update on Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

There is some inspirational news to share as we close out 2014. During Thanksgiving week, I wrote about Lauren Hill and Natalia Marsh-Welton, two heroes who battled brain cancer this year.

Why 2014 Was A Whack-A-Mole Year

Donna Highfill | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Growth wasn't optional for me last year. Instead, it grabbed me by the lapels and tossed me around.

12 Ways to Know If a Man (or Woman) Will Sexually Turn You On

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Have you ever said to a girlfriend, "He's such a great guy; but when I'm with him, I don't feel any passion." Or, "She's really pretty but she just doesn't turn me on." Or, "I meet so many boring men, why can't I meet one who excites me?"