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Side Effects May Include: HLH

Ben Harvey | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ben Harvey

While I may not be quite as blissfully happy as the guy smelling flowers in the Humira ad, I know how lucky I am to be alive.

Inconvenient Truths About the Government's Experiment on Cancer Care

Ted Okon | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Ted Okon

There is a raging debate going on in Washington about how the government pays for drugs used to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, immunodeficiency diseases, and other serious medical conditions.

7 Pillars of Personal Strength Help Cancer Patients Thrive

Jeannine Walston | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Although the process can be both difficult and rewarding, people can find help in relieving the emotional impact of cancer by applying simple, yet scientifically proven, strategies: Reimagine helped me do some of that.

When Mr. Go-Get-'Em Can't Get Up and Go

Charles Redfern | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

A life dominated by mouth cancer, the biblical writers have shown me that God is big enough to take it when we shout, "Why are you sleeping in my storm?" In the case of the disciples, Jesus responds by stilling the wind with the same language he used to cast out demons.

The 'Pinhole' Cancer Treatment You've Probably Never Heard of

Peter Pattison | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science
Peter Pattison

It's time to give interventional oncologists the attention and recognition they deserve for improving the lives of cancer patients.

"When Breath Becomes Air" - oxygen for the soul

Joseph Cooper | Posted 03.15.2016 | Books
Joseph Cooper

"Paul wrote relentlessly, fueled by purpose.... He started with midnight bursts when he was still a neurosurgery chief resident... drafted paragraphs...

No, Cannabis Is Not a Cure for Cancer Yet

Mary Otte | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Otte

Is cannabis a good medicine for cancer patients? Absolutely, and for so many reasons beyond its speculative curative properties. Does it cure cancer? No. Not that we can quantify.

Lost in Translation

Gregory Roloff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

I hope to return to the lab after this year and try to understand why immunotherapy is lifesaving for some patients like President Carter, while others like Mrs. B remain lost in a biological dark matter. Above all else, I am drawn to the opportunity to fight in her corner once more.

This Is Not My Last Battle/Staying Alive

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

It turns out that this is a big deal: I'm faced with an enormous challenge. And I'm totally clear: This is not my last battle!

Terrorism as Cancer and Vice Versa: Of Waving Fists and Forgotten Gloves

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Terrorism is commonly, and aptly, I think, compared to cancer. Generally, however, those making the association fail to follow where the logic of it l...

6 Startups That (Actually) Make the World a Better Place

Jason Choi | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Jason Choi

Entrepreneurs' braggadocio has long been an item of parody, but their claims to "make the world a better place by disrupting (insert jargon)" highlight a deep-rooted problem in the world of innovation.

It's a Very Personal Fight

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shana Thornton

"It's as personal as it can get. There are good days and bad ones, but it's a very personal fight worth staying in the long run for. He's my grandson...

For Some Cancers, Experts Increasingly Favor A 'Wait And See' Approach To Treatment

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.11.2015 | Science

Thyroid cancer rates are skyrocketing. In 1992, 5.9 in 100,000 Americans were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and in 2002, 9.2 in 100,000 got the diagn...

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.

Unapologetically A Nurse

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

I will never be the same. I border on crazy. I'm slightly irrational. I'm absolutely neurotic. I'm completely invested. I'm a woman. I'm a wife. I'm a daughter. I'm a friend. But through it all, I am unapologetically a nurse.

Refocusing Cancer Drug Approval on Patients

Eric Kodish, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric Kodish, M.D.

What the 21st Century Cures Act ignores is the prevailing, patient agnostic approach to drug development. We need to move toward a patient-centric approach to drug development and approval, and we should start with cancer treatments.

Will Even a Cholesterol Test Help Identify Cancer?

Techonomy | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science
Techonomy

We need to find a way to spot cancer early, while also being certain that mutations we find are really on the path to becoming a potentially lethal tumor. Then we'll need the intervention. How will we quarantine these cells?

Cancer Mortality News, Between the Lines

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The promise of cancer prevention is far from fully kept, and deserves much more attention. The relevant medicine resides not at the cutting edge of biomedical advance, but in our lifestyle patterns, and the priorities of our culture.

Children Really Are Our Future

Jay Scott | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

As we enter the summer months and "lemonade season," as we call it at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, I have the immense pleasure of hearing from children all around the country who are continuing what Alex started.

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2016 | 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.

It's 'Serial Killers' vs. Cancer Cells In This Dramatic New Video

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

"Inside all of us lurks an army of serial killers whose primary function is to kill again and again." That might sound like something you'd hear in...

Early and Innovative Research: The Key to Breakthroughs

Jay Scott | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

The early bird gets the worm. Slow and steady wins the race. For those of us who are parents, these may be familiar sayings that we tell our children to either get them moving, or instead have them slow down.

Yoga for Body and Mind Health

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

People often ask which yoga style is the best for reducing stress and improving quality of life. The answer is the one they will do every day and make a part of their life. Yoga techniques are many and varied. The key is to find a yoga practice that works for you and to practice it daily.

Collaboration Creates Health-Focused, Healing Menu Options for Oncology Patients

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Coming together to start the discussion is the first step. Hospitals, doctors, registered dietitians, chefs, patients, and family members all need to be involved. Progress will follow and hopefully programs like these will become the new normal.

Should You Get Screened for Oral Cancer?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

About 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year with oral cancer, a form of head and neck cancer found inside the mouth, including on the tongue, floor of the mouth, and cheeks. Oral cancer can be deadly; historically, the cure rates for oral cancers diagnosed in advanced stages have been very low. That's why finding them early is so important.