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Hospital Survival 101: Ask for a Private Room, Wear Your Own Pajamas and Other Secrets From a Pro

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Most nurses, doctors and technicians are not out to get you or make your life worse. They are not your enemy! They are just people like you and me, showing up for work and doing the best they can.

You Can't Touch That! Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's ironic, isn't it? From our "tender" preteen days, most of us couldn't wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn't wait to buy -- and wear -- our first training bra.

Secondhand Cancer: The Family of a Cancer Patient Is Sick, Too, They Just Don't Know It: Here's How to Heal

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Take advantage of these sources of help, and any others that come your way. Remember: The better you feel, the more you can help.

The Epiphany In All of Us

Mary Alice Peoples | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Alice Peoples

Yet every day, I awake and joy waits. I am alive! Here is another day, to dance and party with the universe. I don't feel it as tangibly every day as I would like, but it's always there.

In Africa: Ebola Epidemic Exposes Underlying Cracks in the Health System

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

The outbreak demonstrates the critical need to strengthen health systems overall and dramatically increase the number of health workers, particularly in poor and rural areas where diseases can thrive undetected.

10 Pieces Of Advice From A Young Caregiver

Alexandra Detwiler | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Detwiler

There's not a handbook for cancer caregiving; you learn as you go. I'm not yet a mother, but I anticipate it's a similar feeling, being thrown into the unknown and getting really frickin' good at it.

To Be Strong: A Powerful 14 Minutes

Ken Spooner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ken Spooner

The short documentary film, To Be Strong chronicles the struggles of Anthony Daniels, a 22-year-old man from Ridgewood, New Jersey, who is battling Lymphoma for the third time.

Fighting Terminal Cancer With Life

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

Doctors are taught to save people. Period. As patients, we need to be realistic about what we actually need saving from. Does months of sickness in hopes of a miracle outweigh a peaceful, beautiful time spent with family and friends and love?

Our Lives Are Worth It

Bob Tufts | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Bob Tufts

Far from "driving up overall health care costs," my at-home treatment keeps me out of the hospital where I would risk infection, lose time and be a far more expensive burden on the health care system. Our lives ARE worth it -- to us, our families and friends, to the health care system and to society at large.

Society Is Wrong About Aging: Birthdays Are A Good Thing

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

More often than not, society frowns on old age. With facelifts, age-defying serums, and injections, youth is praised while maturation is muddled.

Here, Kitty, Kitty - It's Time for Change

Judge Kemp | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

On the verge of my 50th birthday and with all the fear-inducing cancer-metastasizing now luckily behind me, I'm done. I'm not afraid anymore.

How A Cancer Diagnosis Helped This Baker Transform Her Career -- And Perspective On Life

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Struggles can be transformed into something positive with the right perspective. And that was certainly the case for Kimberly Bailey, whose breast can...

Living With Cancer: A Year in the Clear

Jennifer Glass | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

As long as I have cancer in my body, and as long as I live with the punishing side effects of the oral chemotherapy drug I take every day, I am unable to work. But leisure looming large presents its own conundrum. I can't exist in perpetual intermission. The next act has to start some time.

The Importance of Destigmatizing Depression: A Conversation With Billie Myers

Mona Elyafi | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Mona Elyafi

The actor's death should be a springboard for opening up the dialogue on what depression is really all about.

7 Tennis Greats Sign Petition in YouTube Tennis Video

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

We used to have a hit together at these handball courts in New York every Saturday or Sunday morning, even through winter. Neither of us ever thought we were going to lose the battle to save her.

A Perfect Memory of Briggs in London: Her Bicycle Ballet on the Mall

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Paul Sanderson

In the book I wrote in my wife Briggs's memory, Briggs:, Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession, I wrote about the last time I remembered her comp...

Why Do We Have A Passion For What We Do?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News
Olayiwola A. Alara

If you have ever developed one for a vision, a dream, a purpose, a cause where the struggle to see it through seems challenging and overwhelming but you do not know how to stop fighting, you have not lost your mind, your passion is intentional and deliberate, it is what keeps the engine running.

Capitalizing on Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

There are a few things that motivate me enough to climb on top of my writer's soapbox and speak out about what I feel is an injustice to society.

Why I Care So Much About the Impact of Cancer... My Story

Ann Fry | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

People wonder why I'm a radical advocate for helping people with cancer (or major illness) at work. I often write about corporate responsibility, but I don't often write about what prompted me to do so. You might wonder -- what is it with this woman that she keeps talking about this?

44 Favors You Can Do For Someone With Cancer

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

When a person first gets a cancer diagnosis, they're often so overwhelmed they have no idea how to ask for help or what to ask for -- but they sure need it. Make your friend's life easier by anticipating her needs and giving tangible, much-needed support. Here is a list of the top favors people did for me that made my day (and made my life much easier!) after my cancer diagnosis.

O Captain, My Captain: Thank You, Robin Williams

H. Alan Scott | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
H. Alan Scott

I had the great opportunity to share a meal with Robin Williams. Let me clarify, in no way were we close. But in that moment, talking with him, seeing that man that so changed my life, who in unexplainable ways has contributed to my being an openly gay writer/comedian, I'm overwhelmed with emotion.

A Teenage Boy and His Parents Walk Into a Sperm Bank

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

I have become desensitized to the annual ritual where my dad hands me an envelope he's received in the mail addressed to me and that has no return address. After 14 years, we are both nearly positive of the envelope's origin.

7 Reasons To Eat More Blueberries

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I love recommending blueberries to my clients. And I regularly eat them as well. Blueberries are healthy, low in calories, versatile, and taste great.

Black and Latino Neighborhoods Subjected to Higher Rates of Air Pollution and Cancer From Oil Refineries

Lisa Garcia | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Lisa Garcia

The federal government has a responsibility to make sure that people are not adversely impacted by this nation's pollution because of their race.

Uniting Advocates: #AYACSM

Emily Drake | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Whether you are a small or large organization, or someone interested in getting into advocacy or a pioneer, anyone can participate from anywhere in the world as long as you advocate for the needs of young adults living with cancer.