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What I Wish I Could Teach My Family

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I didn't choose to cultivate equanimity. It chose me. My experience has taught me that nothing is permanent. Change is inevitable; sometimes it brings pleasure, sometimes pain. While you can't avoid pain, you can choose to suffer less.

Cancer's Journey: Then and Now

Deanna Minich, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Deanna Minich, Ph.D.

I realized that my seed of a wish to witness change in people's experience with cancer was blossoming before my eyes. Just within my relatively short lifetime, we have evolved in opportunities and options, enabling people with cancer to have a better quality of life.

Cracking Open a Cancer Cluster

OnEarth | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

By Elizabeth Royte, OnEarth Toms River, New Jersey, wasn't polluted in a day. Ciby-Geigy and Union Carbide dumped their wastes in this small coastal ...

LOOK: Emotional Moment With Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Is A Tear-Jerker

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.22.2013 | Parents

It's like an episode of "Parenthood" -- funny, dramatic and sure to make you cry -- but a recent tear-jerker of a blog post by one of the show's star...

Rehearsing for Life and Death

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

I think after a year and a half of working at a cancer support and wellness center in the D.C. metro area, I am just coming to understand what drew me to this work. I volunteer once a week to lead a mindfulness meditation group.

Glennisha Morgan

Iconic Gender Theorist With Cancer Overwhelmed By Incredible Response To Fundraiser | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Kate Bornstein has lent her voice and much of her life to advocating for and educating the masses about diverse gender identities and expressions. ...

Finding The Right Question

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Robin Amos Kahn

I've gotten an advanced degree in the school of hard knocks. I learned what you always hear, that it isn't up to anyone else to make me happy. It isn't up to a man, or my daughter, or my friends -- it's my responsibility alone. I never would have known it, really understood it, if I hadn't lived through these years of struggle.

Soul Poison

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Acknowledging the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion seems at once crucial and meaningless. The Iraq war is "over" but in fact it has just moved elsewhere. How do we get the poison out of our system? As long as it's present, we'll go to war again.

Finding My Community at Stupid Cancer's OMG Summit for Young Adults

Lola Scott | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Lola Scott

From the get go, I've been treated at a pediatric hospital, on pediatric protocols, and may, by age, be considered pediatric -- but I am far from it. For once, I was in a room with survivors that got me.

Letting Go of Fear: How Risking My Life on a River Helped Me to Live Again

Shelley Nolden | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelley Nolden

I yearn to scream, yet I must hold my breath. Even if I were to open my eyes, I would see nothing. I'm suspended in a vortex that overpowers my senses. I don't know which way is up. I have 45, maybe 60 seconds to figure it out, or I will die.

Dying But Still Teaching: Lessons I'm Learning From My Mother

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

Even in her decline, she is still teaching us lessons about life. She has been told she can stop dialysis at any time and end this roller coaster we are on, but Mom isn't ready for that. She has more to experience and to share with us.

Fighting Cancer With... Joy?

Joy Huber | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

Since my name is Joy, I have found my life's purpose in helping others fight cancer with Joy, literally and figuratively! I help them discover how to transform that paralyzing fear of dying into happiness! Because given a choice, would you rather fight cancer with Joy or without it?

Talking About Cancer

Dave Dubin | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dave Dubin

Like I said, life is a conversation. I'm good at helping the non-colon cancer world talk about it. What do you wanna talk about?

The Semantics of Cancer

Karin Diamond | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Diamond

We should be more sensitive to how we speak about and to those dancing on the cancer life-and-death line. Leave the stereotypes and the judgments aside and listen. Let's turn up the love and respect and turn down the need to pounce with our own solutions.

5 Tips for Living With the Stress of Cancer and Serious Illness, Part 2

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Susan Bauer Wu Shows Us the Healing Power of Mindfuless and a Tender Heart for Cancer Patients, Cancer Survivors, Caregivers and Those Living With Ser...

No Grades for Cancer: Redefining Success as a Student

Elise Frame | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

When I was diagnosed with cancer in the middle of college, I threw myself into the study of being a "good" cancer patient. But it didn't take long for me to realize that cancer doesn't play favorites with the teacher's pets.

Cancer With a Toddler in the House: Why Some Rules Just Don't Apply

Jeff Sirlin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sirlin

Parenting is hard. Parenting a toddler is especially hard. Parenting a toddler while going through six months of chemotherapy is indescribable.

Moving Forward After Cancer

Melissa Miller | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miller

Most people assume that being done with treatment and declared cancer free means you no longer have a care in the world. That made me angry. I so badly wanted for them to understand what I was feeling inside mentally.

All Was Going Splendidly Until I Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Nicole Yablun | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Yablun

The diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer has had the most profound impact on my life. I have had to learn to live differently. I have no intention of going out without a fight, but if I have learned anything it is that I must make the most of every day.

Why I Choose 'Survivor' Over 'Victim'

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Marjoriet T. Matute

"Survivor" by definition is a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died. So clearly I am a survivor, considering that after receiving chemotherapy and radiation I am still here. But why do I feel guilty?

Engaging the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer - Piece No. I

Jonathan Agin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

The fight against childhood cancer is not possible without innovative drugs that are available for delivery without significant restrictions.

I Love LIVESTRONG... and So Should You

Evan Handler | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Evan Handler

I am tired to the bone of the baseless and uninformed criticisms people continue to hurl toward the Livestrong Foundation, based on crimes Lance committed as a cyclist.

The Chemical Industry's Political Machinations

Michael Green | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Michael Green

Based on an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, the Newshour showed how the chemical industry manipulates science, bullies independent researchers, and undermines regulations that would protect children and families from harmful chemicals.

Thirty Years of Remembering

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

I have come to realize recently that my memories of my mother over the past 30 years consist more of those times when I have felt her presence since her death than when she was alive.

New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics

Marie Davidian | Posted 05.15.2013 | Science
Marie Davidian

Statisticians and statistics are even more fundamental in this era of personalized medicine, as sponsors seek to target treatment to patients most likely to benefit and develop "adaptive" study designs to identify these patients sooner.