The courage and immediacy that Laura infused into everything she did continues to live on in all of us at Stand Up to Cancer. Because Laura Ziskin asked the question "why?" and acted on it, cancer research today is being done differently, all for the benefit of patients.
Doctors need to take the time to be a bit more detailed when giving instructions to their patients regarding not only the need for exercise, but how to do it.
Like his famous reggae musician uncle Bob Marley, Charles Mattocks is championing social change -- in diabetes. His ammunition? A bus, a film, healthy, affordable food and unbounded passion.
If you're still skeptical, here's a primer to help you tease out the facts from the propaganda on the issues of this unnecessarily complicated bill proposing a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes in California.
The USPSTF has moved on from ambivalence about prostate cancer screening with the PSA test, and inveighed decisively against it -- a recommendation that is apt to stoke the flames of competing passions, and generate a whole lot of heat but altogether too little light.
Get ready, world! Chernobyl is back, almost 10,000 days later, in vivid color, with gore, blood, and ... zombies!
It is for all of the wonderful men in my life that I am raising my voice about a disease that affects more than two million American men and remains the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S. We can make a difference with the progress of finding better treatments and ultimately, a cure.
When my son was first diagnosed, I told him, "It is how we face obstacles that define who we are." When he lost his hair, we bought him a baseball cap and he refused to wear it. I realized that Max, at 4, was not about to let cancer define him.
The electric car, the mobile phone, the computer tablet: innovations impress me. I tend to give nature's perfect patterns top priority; however, in this field I am also increasingly illuminated by science.
It has been said that getting older is not for wimps. Among the great joys men experience as they slide into middle age is the prostate exam whereby o...
Our initial idea was to cure skin cancer, but realizing that this is very complex, the aim and driving force of our project became to prevent skin cancer.
Two weeks after I moved out of my second husband's house, I learned that I had cancer. So now, when people tell me they're thinking of divorce, I tell them to get a full-body scan first.
Colon cancer is a leading killer. Colon cancer is highly preventable. The stakes are high. But so is public confusion about screening guidelines.
No matter how short your life might be, or how deliciously long, why not cram in as much as you can? Sure, live in the moment, but glory in your past and plan for the future, too.
Why should cancer patients in the United States and Canada -- and those who love or diagnose them -- care about a report about looming water shortages in distant countries such as South Africa and Argentina?
Risk is a feeling, a subjective interpretation of the facts and numbers through a set of subconscious instinctive and emotional filters that can make the same facts seem more scary, or less.