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Conquering Cancer: Personalized Medicine Is the Future

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Imagine a world where treating cancer and other chronic diseases like diabetes is customized to your specific case? The possibilities of better treatments and even finding a cure is even closer with precision medicine and genomic testing

How Much Sitting Is Too Much Sitting? The Difference Between Too Much Sitting and Too Little Exercise

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past decade we have gained a greater understanding of inactivity and its negative consequences. The game-changing new story concerns a novel scientifically-based therapeutic intervention: sit less.

There's A Wearable Device That May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Worried about getting a sunburn? Swap your Fitbit for June. June is a wearable device that looks like a jeweled bracelet and bills itself as a "bea...

A Fatherless Father's Day: How My Lost Dad Inspired a Lifelong Journey

Mikah Meyer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Mikah Meyer

Newspapers proclaiming new grills as the perfect gift. TV ads with plates of food and cheery smiles. Pictures of grey-haired men holding grandkids.

Between Life and Death: Deepening the Love Groove

Susan Fauman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Fauman

A few weeks ago, a dear teacher friend of mine died after having been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer just a few weeks before. He had been ill for quite...

6 Caregiver Tips for Turning a Slow Death Into a Slow Dance

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Choices made before a loved one's death don't neutralize the need to grieve for what's being lost, but they can make a huge difference in the pace and depth of caregivers' healing thereafter.

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

Art Lessons: The 'Both/And' Life of Artistic Pursuit

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

The hydrangeas still bloomed when Mario Alberico opened his back door in November 2013 and took what he thought could very well be his last walk outside.

My Body Makes My Brain Look Like an Idiot

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I'm getting older. I hurt more. I creak more. My ankles sound like they're each having their own personal fireworks display every single morning when ...

Why I Taught My 4-Year-Old the F-Word

Brooke Edwards | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Brooke Edwards

We've always been straightforward about language in our house. Words are neither "good" nor "bad," but some words are for Grownups Only. Somehow this has worked, and we are extremely lucky Sadie doesn't swear like a sailor. Jury is still out on Polly.

Nutrition Education Hasn't Reached the Ivory Tower

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

I am not a medicine basher. But I am frustrated by the near exclusive focus on new and expensive technologies in medicine over scientifically-proven l...

What I Learned About Living From the Dying

Elisheva Wexler | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisheva Wexler

When a person is faced with the shattering reality of imminent death, what goes through his or her mind? In 2013, I had no idea.  Two years ago toda...

The Irrational Rationing of Health Care

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As I detailed in my prior column, Manny Alvarez is a 23-year-old college student with the misfortune of having not just a devastating cancer -- but th...

Empowering Breast Cancer Patients With Previsualization Tools.

Marianne Angelo | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Marianne Angelo

Whenever I hear about a new Breast Cancer diagnosis, I wince. I know all too well about the challenges ahead as I've been through every assault. Someone said to me "look on the bright side, at least you get free plastic surgery!"

Harmon Killebrew on a U.S. Stamp?

Ken Reed | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a kid, I certainly knew about the Minnesota Twins' Harmon Killebrew. He was a perennial All-Star and famous home run hitter. I definitely wanted to collect his baseball card. But I wasn't really drawn to him.

Time Is Not On Our Side

Bob Tufts | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bob Tufts

The time is now to get ALL members of the medical supply chain in a room face to face to work together on behalf of patients. And this time, do it in public, not behind closed doors -- and spend some time reading the damned bill!

College Student Crowdfunds His Own Custom Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.11.2015 | College

His cancer is exceedingly rare. His insurance company likely won't pay for experimental treatment. Against all odds, a Miami college student began a c...

Joan Lunden Opens Up About Her 'Emotional Breakdown' After Cancer Treatment

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty

It's been one year since veteran TV host Joan Lunden heard the words that completely changed her life: "You have cancer." Since then, she's appeared i...

Where's Heaven, Part 2 -- Relapse

Michelle Frost | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Frost

The only thing that was worse than having my child diagnosed with cancer was the shattered belief that it was cured. Insidiously, it came marching bac...

This Woman Documented Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis, And 43 Million People Responded

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2012, Holley Kitchen was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being treated with a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and hormone therapy, she thou...

Live And Live A Life

Richard L. Burns | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

You're prompted to move in your hospital bed. Simple things like moving arms and legs. Sitting up and lying down. Changing positions. Rolling over.

The W.H. Must Do More for Older LGBT Cancer Survivors

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

The single biggest risk factor for developing cancer is age and older LGBTQ people are more likely to be living alone when cancer strikes. While we might wish that a lifetime of family rejection would be reversed upon hearing of a cancer diagnosis, sadly that is not always the case.

The Summer of Me

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday at the end of April which, understandably perhaps, caused quite a bit of soul searching. I spent considerab...

Rare Disease, Rare Indifference, and the Case for Our Righteous Indignation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are times when the addition of insult to injury warrants more than our forbearance. Sometimes, it warrants righteous indignation, and a revolt. ...

Lynne Peeples

Artificial Grass May Save Water, But Does It Endanger People?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green

When Michael and Barbara Fouch first considered replacing their grassy lawn with artificial turf, they researched the growing array of options for the...