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The Irrational Rationing of Health Care

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As I detailed in my prior column, Manny Alvarez is a 23-year-old college student with the misfortune of having not just a devastating cancer -- but th...

Rare Disease, Rare Indifference, and the Case for Our Righteous Indignation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are times when the addition of insult to injury warrants more than our forbearance. Sometimes, it warrants righteous indignation, and a revolt. ...

Cancer, Crutches and the Road to New Orleans

Karl Wilder | Posted 05.17.2015 | Taste
Karl Wilder

I worked the phones madly, texting Arthur with the updates. I was doing it for both of us. On those crutches I negotiated a kitchen, met with vendors and began the process of curing the hams and bacon.

'She Wasn't Her Tumor'

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

It was only when I saw anesthesia approach out of the corner of my eye, and knew that her undivided attention to me would soon be less so, did I blurt it out: "Why didn't you see a doctor about this sooner?"

A Dancer Battles the 'Forgotten Cancer'

吉野ゆりえ | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Five-year survival rate: 7 percent. That's what I was told about my cancer. Yet in 2010, I reached my fifth year of survival. Three years have passed since then. Now I have survived for eight years, and I give my most heartfelt thanks to be alive.

The New Post-Cancer Me: I Didn't Intend on Being So Different

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

One of the terms I have hated most when I finished cancer treatment was "new normal." I didn't want to be different. But recently, I have started to accept the fact that I am not the same person I was before I had gone through my battle with cancer.

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I fought cancer, and was fortunate to win, but I had to start over. How do I make a new plan? The uncertainty that comes with being in remission, as well as many of the financial difficulties for the future are ever-present. How do you plan for the future, when yours (like mine) is so uncertain?

No Longer the Sick Kid: Living Without Regrets

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

I also used to hide that I survived Ewing's sarcoma (bone cancer) at 17 years old and myelodysplasia (bone marrow cancer) at 19. Now nearly 10 years cancer-free, rules help me live a complete and genuine life.