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No, It's Not Cancer -- It's a Rare Disease

Erin Havel | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

My family did not have other families to talk with, or survivors to hear from. I couldn't explain the pains I was feeling to anyone who understood what I was talking about. At the time, there was only one doctor we found to consult with, and he had very limited knowledge on the subject.

Need Cures? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

While we need to celebrate the success stories in medical research that allow us to carry on our lives, we have more work to do. We must ensure that we continue to have a robust flow of scientific discoveries that we can then translate into better health.

Medical Research Spending: Where Does the Money Go?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

The Academy Heath Report in 2005 indicates that in 2003, the federal government spent $34.3 billion on health research. But where federal research dollars go is more political than many of us might think.

Reckless Indifference Of The American Cancer Society To Cancer Prevention

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Early this month, top Republican Senator Charles E. Grassley sent letters to the American Cancer Society (ACS), besides the American Medical Associati...