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When Health Is Your Business: Pharmacies Must Stop Selling Cigarettes

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

Every business that is involved in health and health care must now do its part. Time is of the essence; tobacco is an epidemic that must be stopped.

Meatless Monday: The Missing Link

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You may be chilly now, but on the global scale, things are heating up. Recent findings by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) con...

Hoping for a Child of Her Own

Joy Huber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

When I talked with Hope on the phone I could really feel her deep desire for a child of her own! This incredible woman had devoted her career to giving so much "hope" helping other children, and as the time drew near for her to have her own family, suddenly that window was closing unexpectedly and rapidly.

The Process

Stan Collender | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Oprah and I were both running in our first marathon and were focused on finishing rather than winning. But there were substantial differences between the two of us.

The Surgeon General's Report: New Strategies to Reach Communities Who Continue to Smoke

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

If the current smoking rates continue, 5.6 million American children and teenagers who are alive today will die prematurely from smoking.

With Fewer Cancer Deaths, What Should You Do Now?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.

Smoking Bans and Car-Seat Bribes: 5 Lessons From the 50-Year Effort to Reduce Smoking and Save Lives

Larry_Cohen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Larry_Cohen

As we consider and celebrate these victories, we must also remember how far we have to go. Today, while the rate of smoking has dropped, it remains the leading cause of preventable death, claiming the lives of 440,000 Americans each year.

American Cancer Society: Providing Homes for the Holiday... and Beyond

Lisa Masters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

According to the American Cancer Society 1 out of 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. That's a lot of people. As a child, I kn...

Mesmerizing Photos Prove Beauty Lies Beaneath

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

When underwater photographer Erena Shimoda started volunteering with the American Cancer Society's "Look Good... Feel Better" campaign, she never imag...

Yoo-Hoo, We're Here!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Our experience of life would be richer if we had more women of all ages expressing themselves in various spheres, such as government, the corporate world, education and entertainment.

Cutting to the Chase

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The cancer conversation needs to be different. It needs be about preventing cancer altogether. I would have given anything to see a cure for all the people in my life with cancer. It is clear, our focus needs to be on cancer prevention addressing further sharp increases in incidence of cancer.

Pinktober 2013 Is Ending... Now What?

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I may have yet another chance at life. Who gets that? What good will I accomplish? Who can I help? I have a lot of stuff to do now.

Please Stop Bashing Pinkwashers and the NFL

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I don't care if they make a profit. I don't care if they make a huge profit. I don't care if they make a tiny profit. I don't care if some of them make no profit at all as long as October remains pink.

If You Are 50 Or Older And Reading This, We Have Good News For You

Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty

The Internet can be a major time-waster and many of us have vowed to spend less time online -- but research suggests Internet users are actually healt...

American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network Takes it to Congress

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a growing need for palliative care programs, which may be attributed to the increasing number of people living with chronic illness in the United States and the need for education and training of healthcare providers is rapidly growing as well.

It Sucks to Be Sick!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a great deal of truth to the saying, "Be the change you want to see in the world." No one has any control over what may happen to us, but we can control what we choose to do next.

The 'Drop Dead Pork Chops' -- Why Fight Cancer? -- Sunday, July 28, Cal Spirit Food and Wine Festival at PDC

Barbara Lazaroff | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Barbara Lazaroff

Help me finish the fight: July 28th Cal Spirit Festival at the PDC In 2011 shortly before Mother's Day, I wrote about the significance of mothers in ...

California Spirit 29 Is Unique Food Event!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

There are many charitable food events in L.A. during the summer months, but none has such a long history and a rewarding product as CALIFORNIA SPIRIT 29.

Early Detection Options for Breast Cancer

Tory Zellick | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

Conventional medicine advises that we start getting annual mammograms at age 40. And yet, as I have come to understand, mammograms have a difficult time detecting cancer in small, dense, young breast tissue.

Good News For Those Who Hate Colonoscopies

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty

Tired of having to guzzle down that awful-tasting laxative preparation designed to get your colon squeaky clean prior to a colonoscopy? If so, here's ...

Should Flavored Tobacco Be Banned From Convenience Stores?

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the Ameri...

What's on Your Life List?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

What's funny is the commonality in our public life lists, and also the differences. Lots of people want to run races from a 5k to a marathon, and lots are joyful they married the love of their life, myself included.

The Power of Relay for Life

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

Cancer is a fight that, while it's physically ended for me, I will continue to fight for the rest of my life as a survivor. I didn't choose to be an advocate, but I now understand that it's a gift, and I need to do more than sit at my computer and encourage others to act -- I need to act, too.

Nonprofit Leadership: 5 Tips I Learned from 5 Nonprofits

Shar McBee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Small ways of reorganizing our thinking can make an enormous difference. The more organized our thoughts are, the more confident we will feel and the more competent we will be perceived to be.

Earth Day: 13 Things Everyone Can Do in 2013

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.