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Young Adult Cancer and the Law

Kevin Lankes | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

I didn't have a will going into my cancer diagnosis, or a power of attorney. I ended up writing a letter that I would have tried to pass off as a will had things gone awry. But simply having something in writing isn't enough.

The Moving Reason These 70 Rabbis Shaved Their Heads

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Dozens of rabbis are heading home with a lot less hair from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. Rabbis came together as us...

Reaching for Support

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

A traditional Danish proverb states that, "No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor." This in essence is true of everyone. There is a point in a...

Redefining Hope: The Love Story of Peter and Debs

Pat Taylor | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Peter is only 28 years old. He and his best friend, partner, and wife Debs are so young to be facing this persistent "cancer creeper" that haunts every waking hour of their daily lives.

Lifting Young Adult Cancer Survivor Baggage

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

You're too short for her. No amount of ambition, personality or strength will change her mind. One repetition down. She thinks you're weak and sick because of your limp. She needs a guy who will beat her in a 5k and you can't run ever again. Two repetitions down.

Leaving the Next Generation an Empty Bag: The Big Mop-Up

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If cancer is preventable (meaning its prevalence can be reduced by making lifestyle and/or environment changes, excluding hereditary cancers), then how and why are we still struggling to reverse the increasing incidences of cancer?

Get Up Swinging: More Than a Pet

Lara Huffman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Two days after we adopted Boomer, or she adopted us, my hair fell out. I stared at my reflection (and a crazy-looking woman looked back) for a couple of moments, and then I said aloud, "F*ck it. Go downstairs and cuddle your puppy."

Cooking With Compassion

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

In 2010, Shauna McLaughlin faced a mother's worst nightmare. Her then 19-month-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. As a single parent, Ms. McLau...

You CAN Get A Perfect Night's Sleep

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Cleaning up your living room is not as important as cleaning up your brain, and sleeping helps you do it.

No-Frills Step-By-Step Guide to Signing Up for Obamacare

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
H. Alan Scott

I know what you're thinking, another Obamacare story. But this one is different, I swear. Stay with me here. No matter what you think about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), we can all agree that people should have access to affordable health care, right?

Should Doctors Counsel Parents of Cancer Patients to Avoid Quackery?

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
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Suzanne Leigh

Should oncologists be taking a stronger stand against dissuading families from a treatment that has been widely dismissed as quackery?

Texas Organ Donation Advocate, Nefeterius McPherson, Dies of Cancer

Quia Querisma | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Quia Querisma

Almost like a game of six degrees of separation, people were brought together by their common love for this exuberant, mocha-skinned woman with the million dollar smile.

To The One Person Who Voted No To Reinstating Kamryn To Caprock Academy

Tony Posnanski | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

The true measure of a human is what they are willing to sacrifice to make others better around them.

NSFW: Dudes Are Stuffing Their Penises Into Socks For Cancer Awareness

Posted 03.27.2014 | Weird News

Men, it might be time for you to put your #cockinasock. This week, droves of dudes have been stuffing their penises into socks of all shapes and si...

About the Student Suspended for Shaving Her Head to Support Her Friend With Cancer

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

What's important is what Kamryn did and why she did it. She did it to stand with her friend Delaney in her fight. And, Delaney, we do not know you, but we stand with you too.

Fighting Cancer With Smart Funding

Sir David Lane, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science
Sir David Lane, Ph.D.

If funded sufficiently and in the right way -- long-term, with a minimum of red tape -- cancer researchers can be freed up to do more science and thus, perhaps, generate more lifesaving interventions.

Quarterly Yearnings: Breathing New Life Into Quarterly Results

Jennifer Glass | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Jennifer L. Glass Corp. (Ticker: JLG) today announced a third consecutive quarter of positive CT results, meeting expectations.

10 Things to Consider if Your Ex-Wife Has Breast Cancer

Richard Melnick | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard Melnick

If you're estranged, bury the hatchet. It's a chance to clean your lenses. She's the mother of your kids and if anything happens to her, your children will be devastated. Do it for them.

Cancer Has Made Me Socially Awkward

Jennifer Campisano | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Campisano

When I do meet new people here, and this is a direct consequence of cancer: I never know when or how it's appropriate to share my health history with others. I feel awkward and insecure, which is not typical for me.

Internet Helps Fulfill Girl's Bucket List, Which Included A 'Kiss' From Channing Tatum

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact

When a teenager with terminal brain cancer created an ambitious "bucket list," the Internet decided to help her make it happen. Alisa Finley, an 18...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

How Obamacare Saved a Small Business Owner From Financial Ruin

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

After the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the larger debate, as the enrollment deadline of March 31 looms, is whether or not the reforms i...

Shaving My Head Before Chemo

Jenny Morgan | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Morgan

Sure, I was scared, and I cried when I was trying to build up the courage to do it, but doing this put me back in control.

Got Cancer: Now What?

Paige Davis | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

There is really nothing that can prepare you for a cancer diagnosis. It is a shocking and momentary devastation that is overwhelming on so many different levels -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. But perhaps the greatest challenge is identifying the immediate logistical next steps of what a diagnosis means while you are trying to process these levels.

Refusing to Surrender

Ron Brounes | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Ron Brounes

I love my kids more than life itself. But between the tantrums and the arguing and the bossiness and the talking back and the selective hearing and the procrastination, I occasionally long for those carefree days When I have one of those wishful kid-free moments, I think of Zach and his family (and I hug my daughters more tightly).