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The Meaning in a Cancer Survivor's Yellow Shirt: Working to Prevent the Next Story of Despair

Paul Majkowski | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Paul Majkowski

My LRF colleagues and friends come back to the Lymphomathons each year, and will keep coming back until we see only yellow shirts; and we will continue to visit legislators for funding and vital cancer legislation.

Be Brave N' Fly for the Bravest of Them All

David Plotkin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
David Plotkin

When one couples physical fitness with a great cause, we find ourselves training harder to achieve our goals. The greater the cause, the harder the workout.

DRI's BioHub May Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Scientists at the renowned Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami may be just five to seven years away from curing Type 1 diabetes.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Has AIDS Met Its Match? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

Researchers may have discovered a way to protect against the transmission of HIV--a worldwide epidemic that now infects about 35 million people. No...

How You Can Get Rid of My Mustache -- and Help Epilepsy Research At the Same Time

Alex Castellanos | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Alex Castellanos

Everyone comes to Washington to change the world. We all want to do something that matters. My friend, here is a rare opportunities to do something that matters in the life of desperate parents, dreaming of a cure for their child.

The Cures

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Jasmina Tesanovic

When cancer knocks on our body, we become refugees within our own selves. Forces stronger then we can control seem to guide our being toward death.

Medical Boundaries: Which Are Necessary?

Judith Acosta | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

There was a time, not that long ago, that a doctor was not a deity surrounded by the impermeable membrane of incomprehensible technology. A doctor was just another member of the community.

AIDS In Black America On National HIV Testing Day

Phill Wilson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Black Voices
Phill Wilson

Black people bear the brunt of this epidemic. We are 13% of the population, but about half of the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half of new HIV cases, and half of annual AIDS-related deaths in this country are Black.

Can We Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

It doesn't make sense to wait years for definitive proof before we start a brain-healthy lifestyle. There's no reason to sit around for decades before beginning to protect our brains.

8 New Inspiring Developments in the Fight Against Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living

In the fight against any disease, there's always plenty of bad news to go around. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, however, we hav...

Rhino Horns Worth More Than Gold, Leads To Wave Of Museum Thefts

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

Art theft results in an estimated loss of $6 billion each year, but does that take into account the amount people will pay on the black market? The...

Update on the Pandemic Disease of the 21st Century

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

The chief symptom of Posterior Alimentary Canal Syndrome resists any potential cure. Sufferers have their heads up the posterior end of the alimentary canal (also known as the rear end).

VP Biden Addresses CURE Gala

Julianne Donofrio | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
Julianne Donofrio

Vice President Joseph Biden shared his deeply personal story of brain trauma at the annual Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) fundraising gala on Tuesday.

The Hand-Pressed Triple-B (Bacon, Butter & Bialy Sandwich)

Josh Ozersky | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


The Pandemic Disease of the 21st Century Is on the Rise

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.01.2011 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

Police recently ejected a woman from an Amtrak quiet car after 16 hours of non-stop talking on her cell phone -- a new record for a PACS symptom flare-up.

PC Users Can Help Discover New Drugs to Treat AIDS & Other Diseases

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tasha Mitchell

Thanks to the digital age, scientists can advance research efforts in search of drugs to treat AIDS and other diseases. And, we can help.

Eradication of Familial Cancer: The Wave of the Future?

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Kravette

For however long I can remember, there was always that ominous threat of the "C" word. I don't believe there was ever a family get-together without the mention of cancer. My family carries the mutated BRCA1 gene.

Maria Shriver's Kennedy-esque Dream: A World Without Alzheimer's

James Pinkerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Pinkerton

We need to rekindle a goal-oriented approach to medicine, to reorient ourselves, as a society, toward curing disease, as opposed to paying for disease. Among other considerations, it's cheaper.

Decisions for the Babies of Kabul

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

Under the faces hardened by a life full of adversity, there is a keen realization amongst Afghans that life is provisional. For every 10,000 people, there are two -- count them, two -- physicians.

Crown Jewels or Spoils of War?

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

Many of the colonized people in the world share a belief: that when our colonizers leave, they intentionally leave behind a chaotic situation destined for more conflict, thereby ensuring post-colonial strife.

Rallying For Epilepsy Research In Denver

Manisha Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Manisha Patel

Despite affecting more Americans than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson's disease combined, funding for epilepsy research continues to lag behind other neurological disorders.

Dear Santa

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Dear Santa, This year, I am not asking for a cure for breast cancer, or cures for world hunger, ignorance, the crappy world economy, homelessness, th...

Cancer: Big C To Little c (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

While it's not a fun topic to talk about and in many cases and cultures -- taboo -- talking about cancer could save your life or the life of someone you care about. I've experienced that the hard way.

David And Susan Axelrod Fight For Epilepsy Cure

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Most Americans know David Axelrod as a senior political adviser to President Obama. But last night, David and his wife Susan joined Katie Couric on CB...

Homeopathy: Arnica Relieves Pain | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Arnica Montana, a plant native to mountainous areas of Europe and North America, has been used for centuries to treat a variety of pain....