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Let's Stamp Out the Phrase 'There's Nothing More We Can Do'

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Because we have handed over to the medical profession responsibility not just for our bodies but also, somehow, for our hearts and minds and spirit, we believe that those words mean the end of hope and peace and life -- the end of everything.

Can We Change the Course of Cancer By Treating Our Patients With Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Medicine is at a crossroads, a gateway, where it needs to transform into a system that offers more love, and hope, and where exploration and education are honored as core values.

Individualized Cancer Treatment Coming -- But Only If Underdogs Prevail

Techonomy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science
Techonomy

By Meredith Salisbury [CAPTION: Image via Shutterstock] Decades ago, "personalized medicine" meant "don't give penicillin to the person who is fat...

Just What Do You Owe Your Doctor?

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

In a rapidly advancing field of disease and medicine like the cancer world, a second or third expert opinion can be one of the most important medical decisions you make.

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

Positively Radiant: Naturopathic Medicine Approaches to Complement Radiation Therapy

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

It is my hope that this overall integrated approach to cancer care will not only be successful in terms of my own long term survival and quality of life, but that it also models for patients and doctors alike that complementary care has an essential role to play alongside conventional care.

The No-Win Hypocrisy of Christian Abstinence (and Infinities)

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Cynthia Jeub

So Green told a story, and it garnered various responses from the Christian world. It made us think, and maybe that's what stories should do. Maybe it's better than pretending to have all the answers about sexuality and eternity.

Cancer: Befriend, Don't Battle... It Just Might Turn Out to Be Your Best Friend

Denise DeSimone | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise DeSimone

don't think I would be here today, sharing my journey with you, had I chosen to battle and fight against cancer. I would have depleted what little physical and emotional resources I had.

Weed the People Movie Looks at Children, Cancer and Cannabis Medicine

Mary Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Mary Hall

What would you do if your child had a disease or condition that mainstream medicine couldn't cure? What if you found a medicine that could help your child, but it wasn't legal or commonly accepted as mainstream medicine? Would you break the law to save your child? These are some of the questions the unfinished documentary film, Weed The People addresses.

Looking Back on OMG 2014: Parent Caregivers Getting It Right... or Wrong

Pat Taylor | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

When parents open the door to honest communication with a young adult child, doing so does not wipe out the potential for conflict. It just provides the space and dialogue to grow, forgive and love! So, yes, parents don't always "get it." And sometimes we mess up. But we never quit trying!

A Few Things I Would Have Done Differently When I Had Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

There are many times during my little skirmish with cancer that I gave in to the physical beating. Friends would call and ask me to do things, and while my heart wanted to say yes, my brain would say "No. I'm too sick."

In Treating Some Cancer Patients, Less May Be More

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living

By Deena Beasley CHICAGO, May 30 (Reuters) - Doctors can scale back treatment for certain cancer patients, based on evidence that some...

Expensive New Hepatitis C Drug Raises Alarms

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

This is a joint blog post by Leigh Purvis and Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that results from infection with the hep...

"Take Off Your Hair" at a Cancer Retreat This Summer

Joy Huber | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Joy Huber

With Memorial Day just around the bend, the kick-off to summer is here! If you or someone you know is facing cancer, or even has been through cancer treatment in the past, there are gatherings and retreats for you to also make plans to attend.

National Women's Health Week: Breast Cancer Treatment -- Mastectomy Is Not the Only Answer

Catheryn Yashar, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Catheryn Yashar, M.D.

Women need to empower themselves, take control of the situation and understand there are many different treatment options. I encourage women to talk to breast cancer survivors, research online and push their physicians. I want women to own the treatment decision.

5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Being A Doctor

Dr. Nikhil Joshi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nikhil Joshi

When someone you love is sick, it's like you're sick. My family suffered through my illness perhaps worse than I did. Now that I know this -- I realize that I have a responsibility primarily to my patient but also to their family. Because in the end, everyone suffers together.

'Black Women, We Die Of This Disease When We Don't Have To'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

The threat of breast cancer is an indiscriminate one. Women --and some men -- of all colors shapes and sizes face the deadly disease everyday. But...

I Don't Want To Be A Mom Today

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

On the days where my spirits and energy are at their lowest, I don't even want to be what I was born to be, a mom. Like today.

10 Resources You Need When Mom Is Facing Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Joy Huber

Mother's Day is coming -- that one day we take to recognize and really appreciate "Mom" for everything she does for us. The reality is that this year...

If You Know Someone With Cancer You Should Know About This

Bridget Fonger | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I am surrounded by friends who are battling cancer. Two are waging fairly epic battles with Stage IV colon cancer. Recently I was supposed to be o...

The End Of The Process: Should I Tell Anyone I Have Cancer?

Stan Collender | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

This is the end of The Process. The first set of scans since I completed my radiation treatment in January came back clean: There is no sign of Merk...

Badge of Honor: Learning to Wear Bald Proudly

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

Bald should be celebrated, not hidden away in embarrassment. If you are bald from the effects of your courageous fight through cancer, embrace it! It is your badge of honor. You are beautiful!

The Process, Part 14: It's Over!

Stan Collender | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Friday, Jan. 17, and today is the biggest day yet of The Process: It's the last day of the last week of my radiation treatments. Actually, the w...

Mom 'Hops' Into Easter Bunny Costume to Bring Laughter to Daughter Facing Stage Four Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 06.11.2014 | Good News
Joy Huber

There's no greater love than what a parent feels for their child. When that involves a young adult being diagnosed with cancer -- stage four -- in her 30s, mom will do anything it takes to bring a smile to their face, even if it means embarrassing herself!

The Process, Part 13: Life Gets Better

Stan Collender | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Today is day 31. When I leave the hospital today I'll be almost 84 percent done and only have six more treatments left.