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American Casualties of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that the vast, nuclear destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945 -- at least not yet. But, in reality, nuclear weapon-related destruction has taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties.

On to 2016

Carolyn Bass | Posted 01.02.2016 | Books
Carolyn Bass

It goes that 2016 will find me doing the same thing I've done every year. I'll be loving on my great, big, crazy family and doing this: Write. Edit. Publish. Repeat.

Teen Bravely Battling Leukemia Named Honorary Navy SEAL

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.16.2015 | Good News

U.S. Navy SEALs are an elite group of warriors -- their training alone is considered "some of the most mentally challenging and physically d...

Meet The Cancer Drug That Works Better Than Chemo

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Chemotherapy is considered the standard treatment for most cancers, including leukemia. But in a surprising new clinical trial, a non-chemo drug calle...

Price-Gouging Pharma CEO Takes Over Cancer Company

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund executive notorious for radically jacking up the price of a pill used by cancer and HIV patients, has...

Baby With Incurable Leukemia Cured With Designer Immune Cells

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first...

Red Meat for the Cancer Survivor's Soul

Bret Hoekema | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After reading my essay written this past winter entitled The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Work, a friend and supporter of mine who is of...

4-Year-Old In Remission From Cancer Goes As Herself For 'Superhero Day'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents

Superman is no match for Josie Kimberlin. On Oct. 28, Josie's mother, Alyssa Butler, posted photos on Facebook of her daughter dressed as herself for ...

Bride Who Survived Cancer Dances With The Donor Who Saved Her Life

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weddings

When Greta Hokanson was 16, she was diagnosed with leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant to save her life. Through the Be The Match bone m...

Do You Believe #BlackLivesMatter? Here's How to Save One

Diane A. Thompson, MD | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane A. Thompson, MD

How can we build on such efforts? We might start by educating African-American physicians, who tend to have an easier time overcoming the distrust of patients of color and can pass on good information.

Polycythemia vs. the California StemCell Agency: Disease-a-week Challenge #17

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Don C. Reed

Yelling "FIRE, FIRE!", my six-year-old brother came scrambling down the hill toward our back yard. Behind him rose a plume of black smoke. The campfire he had started did not stay small, spreading to the dry grass.

5-Year-Old Girl's Stem Cells Help Put Twin Brother's Cancer In Remission

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

Sharing is caring, and no one knows that better than these young twins. When 5-year-old Bradley Godish required a stem cell transplant to he...

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

September is Childhood Cancer and Ovarian Cancer awareness month. The old adage: "An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure," was never more relevant than with breastfeeding and fighting cancer. Let's decrease the risk by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding.

The Day Before This, I Didn't Know I Had Cancer

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Eric Wallace

As my father went to start the car he paused, looked at me and told me through many tears that my 4-year-old sister had been diagnosed with leukemia. At 8 years old I didn't know what leukemia meant but I knew it was bad.

'I Am Truly Grateful I Had Cancer'

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Gabrielle Flank

Original illustration by Jake Reeves. My story begins in June of 2008 when, at the age of 10, I was diagnosed with ALL leukemia (acute lymphoid...

Hiroshima: The Sickness of Nuclear Proliferation

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with -- and annihilated by -- an atomic bomb.

Pope Francis Sends Blessing To Young Athlete Fighting Leukemia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion

Even in the midst of a journey to Latin America, Pope Francis took a moment on Sunday to send a message of hope to a young Argentinian ...

How Avocados Could One Day Help Treat Cancer

dailyRx News | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

They can provide healthy vitamins, good fats and fiber -- all while getting a party started. But could avocados be used to treat cancer?

Movie Review: Batkid Begins -- Summer Bright Spot

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dana Nachman's touching, funny nonfiction film, Batkid Begins, is sheer delight. Instead of something maudlin and manipulative, Nachman has assembled what may be the year's most joyous and surprising movie. 

Homeless 9-Year-Old With Cancer And Family Finally Move Into New Home

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.05.2015 | Good News

Life for this New York girl with cancer just got a little better, thanks to some generous strangers. Casey Bardowell, a 9-year-old from New York, ...

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.

Breastfeeding May Reduce Baby's Risk Of Childhood Leukemia, Study Suggests

Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 06/02/2015 02:08 AM EDT on LiveScience Children who were breast-fed for at least six months as a baby may ha...

The Significance of 50

Jay Scott | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Throughout my life there have been many numbers of significance. For instance 4 -- the number of children I have had the immense pleasure of being a father to; or the age when my daughter Alex first voiced her desire to host a lemonade stand to help doctors on their way to finding cures for all kids with cancer.

Saving a Life Is Easier Than You Think

Jay Feinberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Feinberg

It was that search for a match and the overwhelming outpouring of support I received that inspired me to establish the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

UConn Baseball Welcomes 5-Year-Old With Leukemia Onto Team, Gives Him His Own Locker

The Associated Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut baseball team welcomed its newest member: 5-year-old Grayson Hand of Sturbridge, Massachusetts....