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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 | Books
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?"

College Basketball Player With Inoperable Brain Tumor Raises $1 Million For Charity

Associated Press | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A cancer charity backed by Ohio college basketball player Lauren Hill has used a final push to reach her goal of $1 million in dona...

How to Slow Aging Now: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Most articles that find themselves under such a headline are not based in good science. Products promising long life and physical transformation usu...

Genetic Testing for Cancer

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

When I decided to have the test done, I figured I would carry something since I had already had cancer myself. I was pretty surprised that I didn't test positive. The associate said that they can't test for everything, so it's not like I'm in the clear by any stretch of the hopeful imagination.

The Guesthouse

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

But, overall this year has taken me on a journey that has changed my life, and I think that is spectacular. Obviously f*** cancer, but f*** yes to what I've learned, who I've met and where I'm going.

Imperfect Metaphors: Why I 'Beat Cancer,' But Don't Feel Like I Won Anything

Elise Frame | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

We use these imperfect metaphors to describe the indescribable experience of facing cancer, but I have to stop and wonder if these metaphors and clichés are doing more harm than good.

Conclusion of Our Exclusive Interview: Joan Lunden Tackles Cancer and Plans to Win

Buck Wargo | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

My involvement with baby boomers and caregiving definitely came about very organically. I got thrown into it like most Americans do.