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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.

Friends Don't let Friends Relay

Jonathan Agin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

ACS is one of the largest, if not the largest cancer foundations on the planet. They have done amazing work in the space of cancer by leading the way on many fronts. Where the ACS should bow their heads in shame is when it comes to childhood cancer.

'Cancer Prevention Tips' to Avoid

Angela Logomasini, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Angela Logomasini, Ph.D.

If you want to reduce your cancer risks, be careful what advice you follow. A number of activist groups offer a range of cancer-fighting tips that don't mesh with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) latest report on cancer trends.

The Truth About the Global Cancer Burden

John R. Seffrin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
John R. Seffrin

Of all of the myths about cancer, I believe one of the most harmful misconceptions today is that cancer is a disease exclusive to wealthy, or developed, countries such as the United States.

Ways To Help On World Cancer Day

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

World Cancer Day means hope, courage and inspiration for cancer patients, caregivers, survivors and supporters. The annual advocacy day is observed...

Another Reason To Kick Butt

Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Here's yet another good reason to kick a cigarette habit: A new study shows that people who quit smoking before age 40 could live just as long as peop...

Maximize Every Possibility

Marin Alsop | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Marin Alsop

There are some moments in life that I can replay in slow motion: the moment my mother told me she had breast cancer is one of those moments.

Creating a Cervical Cancer-Free World for Women and Girls

Maria Blair | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Maria Blair

In the western world, the cervical cancer threat has been dramatically reduced thanks to widely available screening tests and vaccines. In developing countries, however, it is still a leading killer of women, often affecting many women in the prime of their lives.

A Movement to Fight HPV Throat Cancer

Pamela Tom | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

Strong, active men like Jeff won't think to seek medical help when they feel a lump in their throat or have difficulty swallowing. Public education will hopefully change that.

LUX MGT's "The Immaculate One" Fashion Show (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Alyssa, a 9-year-old cancer survivor, stole the show as her dream of walking down the catwalk became a reality when she opened the evening dressed in a Madison & Friends Boutique ensemble.

NFL Pink Campaign Gives Just 5% To Charity

Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact

They’re big and burly and knock people down to the ground for a living. But during October, NFL players flaunt their feminine sides by sporting pink...

My Most Memorable Breast Cancer Patient

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

I hate this disease because of what it did to Gloria and too many women worldwide. Until a cure is found, please learn and perform breast self-exam religiously and get a mammogram as prescribed by your doctor.

Fearlessly Dedicating Yourself to a Good Cause

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Hilary Sheinbaum

When people - even those who are usually your closest supporters -- doubt your ability to carry out and complete something of importance to you, it's vital to be fearless and prove them wrong.

Undergrads Rank Top 10 Ethical Employers

Posted 07.05.2012 | Impact

Which employers are the pinnacle of good business, according to undergraduate students? Universum, an organization that focuses on employer brandin...

Survivorship for Dummies

Darryle Pollack | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

More people are getting cancer and more are surviving it. The costs of survivorship -- financial, physical, psychological, social, emotional -- affect not only survivors and their families, but our country and our communities.

PHOTO: 'The Oatmeal' Comic Creates Fundraising Cartoon As Response To Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact

If only all copyright and false accusation legal matters could be settled with a fundraiser to help save wildlife and also cure cancer. After claim...

A Vote to Save Lives

Lance Armstrong | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Lance Armstrong

The California Cancer Research Act -- known as Proposition 29 -- would raise the state tobacco tax by $1 to fund more than $500 million each year in lifesaving research on cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, help keep cigarettes out of the hands of children and save the state more than $5 billion in long-term health care costs related to tobacco use.

Celebrating National Cancer Survivor's Day

Elena Sonnino | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Elena Sonnino

Being a survivor makes you take stock. Being a survivor gives you new insights. Being a survivor means living each day in appreciation, knowing that others did not have the same chance.

Advocates Fight Fat: 'School Setting Does Not Support Health'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education

* Nonprofits want greater role for U.S. Education Department * Health needs to be integrated into school policies -groups ...

Mad Men Recap: Meet The Parents

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 07.01.2012 | TV
Samantha Zalaznick

It's so sad (and Moss is so great) as you can see Peggy's hopes dashed across her face while she sits there smiling. She keeps herself together and says yes anyone to this second-rate proposal -- ironically getting to say 'I do,' only when asked if she'd like to eat.

John Celock

Big Guns Behind Kansas Smokeless Tobacco Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are considering a resolution that would require state health officials to conduct a study about the health effects of smokeless tobac...

Give Up Your Locks For First-Ever National Donate Your Hair Day

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

While getting your fresh, clean cut for spring, don't let your severed strands simply fall to the floor. The first-ever National Donate Your Hair ...

Fight Prostate Cancer With Meatless Monday

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Small changes in life can make a big difference. Meatless Monday is a step toward developing better habits. You can do it -- and you should feel better.

Why Men Should Consider an Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer (Part II)

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

I became intrigued by the roles of diet, exercise and overall lifestyle in turning cancer genes on and off. Could men's behavior increase or decrease their chances of getting prostate cancer?

Why Men Should Consider an Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer (Part I)

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Early in 2010 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer -- at age 35. With no family history of cancer, I sought the opinions of top doctors in Houston and New York on how to treat my diagnosis.