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The (Really Scary) Invisible Gorilla

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

What the invisible gorilla study shows is that if we are paying very close attention to one thing, we often fail to notice other things in our field of vision -- even very obvious things. What if this perceptual quirk has serious, even life-threatening, implications?

Living the New Normal After Cancer

Sanyu Janardan | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Sanyu Janardan

After months of chemo and radiation, I walked out of my last day of chemo and radiation and was so excited, thinking it was all finally over. Physically, I was feeling better each day. But mentally, I was fighting a whole new battle. It was harder for me to relate to kids my own age.

Another Reason To Kick Butt

Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Here's yet another good reason to kick a cigarette habit: A new study shows that people who quit smoking before age 40 could live just as long as peop...

Don't Frack the Playground

Liza Donnelly | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Liza Donnelly

Without full disclosure from the gas companies about the chemical cocktail used in the fracking process, and strong regulations to protect the health and welfare of citizens, would you let your child play near that gas tower?

Fighting Cancer: New Uses for Old Drugs

Dan K. Morhaim, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan K. Morhaim, M.D.

Opportunities are being missed, and time and money are being wasted. We all know people who are struggling with cancer and the intense challenges of the current treatment protocols. The needs are urgent and the time to act is now.

We Say Goodbye to a Friend and an Inspiration

Christine Eads | Posted 03.25.2013 | Good News
Christine Eads

On Father's Day, 2011, Jake was diagnosed with kidney cancer. It was deemed terminal. Jake went from a young man about to take on the world to someone staring at his expiration date. Then the good part.

A To-do List From a Mom Who Wants to Do Better

Erin Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents
Erin Smith

We only get one chance at this life and one of my biggest fears is getting to the end with regrets. The only way to minimize regrets is to take stock of where we currently stand in life and be willing to change, or at least slightly adjust, direction.

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Chemo

Anna Leahy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

While individual health care decisions in the wake of a cancer diagnosis belong to the patient, there are some questions that my mother asked -- or didn't know to ask until things went awry -- that may be helpful for others to keep in mind when chemotherapy is presented as an option.

Fighting Cancer: Better Models Make Better Drugs

Beth Hollister | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Beth Hollister

The realities of pharmaceutical research are brutal, consisting of decade-and-a-half long timescales, mind-numbing costs and exceedingly long, soul-crushing odds of success. In the fight against cancer, this rings especially true.

Unexpected DNA Discovery May Aid Cancer Research

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

Sixty years after Watson and Crick first described the two-stranded "double helix" structure of DNA, scientists at the University of Cambridge now rep...

A New Year's Resolution -- 'Work Harder, Do More'

Jay Scott | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

2012 was a transformative year in my life for several reasons, both personal and professional, and one that I feel had the potential to change the trajectory of where research against childhood cancer is headed.

Labels Work Best on Soup Cans

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

It didn't really matter what we called ourselves though, because everyone knew what the names really meant. Everyone knew they really meant top, middle or bottom. We all knew exactly what was being done. We were being labeled.

Lance Armstrong Has Done More Good Than Bad For Nonprofit Sector

Paul Clolery | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Paul Clolery

Lance Armstrong admitted that he might have cheated to win a few bicycle races. Meanwhile, the LIVESTRONG brand he created is being tarnished, the nam...

Managing the Fear of Cancer

Sethly Davis | Posted 03.24.2013 | Teen
Sethly Davis

here is cancer and the threat of cancer all around me. But I'm learning that the more information I have, the more I am able to manage my fears.

My Fashion Show Honored Grandma Lucy

Lori Kyler Christensen | Posted 03.20.2013 | Style
Lori Kyler Christensen

When I was growing up, my grandmother was one of the most important people in my life. She was a self-taught sewing dynamo without any formal training, and no sewing project was too difficult for Lucy.

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Dealing With Grief and Guilt After a Loved One Passes

Tory Zellick | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

You suddenly are responsible for a life other than your own -- ensuring compliance with medication regimens, scheduling and attending doctor appointments, preparing meals, and so on. So what do you do when your Mama role comes to an end?

Treating Cancer in a War Zone

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

Every parent knows the anxieties and challenges of bringing an infant home from the hospital for the first time. But for the parents of Amir, a tiny Iraqi boy, those worries were multiplied many times.

Fewer People Are Dying From Cancer

Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Since the rate of cancer deaths in the United States reached its peak in 1991, fatalities attributed to the disease have decreased 20 percent, accordi...

WATCH: 'Californication' Star Talks Sex And Horniness In The Hospital

Posted 01.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actor Evan Handler came by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to talk about his books, the upcoming season of "Californication" and his new lease on life after ...

Could A Cup Of This Prevent Cancer?

Intent | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Intent

Although modern medicine continues to take leaps and strides in significant areas of disease and illness, there are many simple remedies we can implement into our lifestyle that may help ward off future diseases.

Alice Pyne, Inspiring 'Bucket List' Teen, Loses Battle With Cancer

Posted 01.14.2013 | Teen

Alice Pyne, the British teenager who captured the world's heart with her bravery and inspiring "bucket list," lost her battle with terminal cancer ove...

The Bicycle Diaries, Part 3: Change of Course

Lauren Cahn | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Although I would never say that I am "grateful" for having had breast cancer, I am pleased with the change in course that breast cancer catalyzed for me. Apparently, life is what happens while we're busy making other plans.

Latinas Have The Highest Incidence Of Cervical Cancer

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an important time at the beginning of the year when an emphasis is placed on women’s health and cancer a...

Life on Planet Cancer

Beth Pointer | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Pointer

I am an alien -- any young adult who has gone through cancer is. But being at First Descents was the first time in the last year that I felt like maybe I wasn't alone on my planet.

When You Really Love a Friend

Susan Winston | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Winston

There are many of you who are going through the pain of dealing with the illness of a loved one. You need to keep your energy going the same way we do to help your person pull through. There is something strong about positive thinking, meditation, and the power of family and friends.