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Remembering the Quiet, Unsung Heroes of America

William Astore | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
William Astore

I'm sick of our media and government telling us how scared we should be, whether of violent crime or violent tornadoes or bogeyman terrorists overseas. My parents recognized the hard-won wisdom of FDR: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Back to the Chemo Room

Robert Schwab | Posted 07.26.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

One thing you find out about yourself when you are recruited into a battle for your life is that while death may be around the corner, living feels pretty good.

Don't Allow This to Be Another Silent Spring: Tell Lawmakers to Take Climate Action

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

I keep thinking about Rachel Carson these days, because the current efforts to discredit climate scientists look a lot like the powerful resistance that met Carson's warnings about DDT.

This Reef May Save Your Life

M. Sanjayan | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

In an era of spiraling health care costs, nature's most promising pharmacy is the only thing that is still free. We ought to take better care of it.

What Are the Family Courts Thinking?

Lee Block | Posted 07.23.2011 | Divorce
Lee Block

This is not a rhetorical question. I really do want to know what the courts are thinking. The family courts just get worse and worse as time goes on.

Bathrooms And Breast Cancer: A Chronicle

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

I used to go 3,000 miles before needing a commode and now I can't go three blocks. All I look for is the universal sign for restroom.

Breast Cancer Research: To Get Answers, We Need Women

Susan M. Love | Posted 07.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

The vast majority of women who get breast cancer have none of the known risk factors. Obviously we are missing something big.

The Promise To My Son That Transformed Into A Mission

Anthony J. Martell | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Anthony J. Martell

My son passed away at the age of 19, and I was devastated. It was only the promise I had made to him that filled me with purpose -- to raise $1 million for lifesaving cancer research.

HPV Test Beats Pap To Spot Cervical Cancer

AP/The Huffington Post | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

Two big studies suggest possible new ways to screen healthy people for cervical or prostate cancers, but a third disappointed those hoping for a way t...

Cancer: A Key to the Mind, Spirit and Quintessential Self

Jenna Benn | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

I now realize that by embracing cancer, I not only found my voice, accessed my mind, and transformed my spirit, but I unlocked my quintessential self, which is raw, beautiful, and ready for the next chapter.

FDA Patients Pay The Price For FDA Negligence

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

The FDA forgot to test the safety of the silicon tungsten shields. Oops. Thirty women who received this treatment are left with metal deposits of tungsten in their breast tissue that show up on their mammograms.

Coffee Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Good news for coffee drinkers -- especially the men. According to a major study out of the Harvard School of Public Health, the more coffee men d...

Enhancing Cancer Treatment With Yoga And Tai Chi

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Yoga and Tai Chi are two popular complementary treatments. What they share is that they combine movement, posture and breathing to help people relax and achieve a "balance" between body, mind and spirit.

Students Win Big For Cancer, Environment Research At Intel Science Fair

Huffington Post | Jonathan Montgomery | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

The auditorium was filled with cries of excitement and waving flags -- the tension was thick. High school students sat eagerly on the edge of their se...

MLB Hall Of Famer Exhausts All Options In Cancer Fight

AP | By DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 07.13.2011 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- Harmon Killebrew announced Friday that he no longer plans to fight his esophageal cancer and has settled in for the final days of his l...

Colontown, A Community of Cancer Survivors

Robert Schwab | Posted 07.12.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

I'm out of the chemo room temporarily, and I've stepped from it into an online community where I can talk comfortably about my colorectal cancer.

How An Integrative Approach Helped Me Through Cancer

Maya Gottfried | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home
Maya Gottfried

I had an instinctive drive to balance surgery and chemotherapy with nontraditional treatments. As much as I knew I had to fight the cancer, I knew I had to nurture my mind, body and spirit.

A Night On Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Meds

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As you may recall, dexamethasone is taken the day before chemotherapy, the day of chemotherapy and the day after chemotherapy. Yes, it's A LOT.

Surviving Cancer: What Kind of Post-Treatment Action Is the Answer?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

New findings say that one in every 20 Americans is now a cancer survivor. Because of this, modern medicine must deliver new types of care to provide for the increased number of cancer survivors.

STUDY: Are Gay Men More Likely To Have Cancer?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home

A study released Monday found that gay men are nearly twice as likely to report having had cancer than their heterosexual counterparts. The same re...

Why We Should Think Twice About Getting A CT Scan

Shannon Brownlee | Posted 07.08.2011 | Home
Shannon Brownlee

For all the benefits CT imaging offers, it's still radiation, and some in the American medical community worry that radiological imaging is causing cancer.

Why I Walk

Carrie Ann Inaba | Posted 07.08.2011 | Home
Carrie Ann Inaba

My mom and I participated in the annual Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women -- four days later, my mother was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

Why Every Month Should Be Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But with one in every eight women in our country being diagnosed with breast cancer, maybe every month should be breast cancer awareness month.

Environmental Toxins: What Your Doctor's Not Telling You

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home
Sarah Lovinger

The link between a bad habit like smoking and health is linear, and a very easy one for doctors and other medical professionals to discuss with their patients who smoke. The individual risk of exposure to environmental toxins is much harder to pinpoint.

For My Wife, in Celebration of Mother's Day

Ken Jeong | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home
Ken Jeong

I'm going to take a step back from the naked Asian gangster persona and do something nice for my wife, Tran. Throughout her grueling treatments, she fought back against cancer with everything she had for our girls.