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With a Grateful Heart

Rev. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Mae Elise Cannon

Sometimes it is in these small moments and the regular observance of finding just one thing for which you're thankful that works together to create a grateful heart.

Why Are Medical Mistakes Our Third Leading Cause of Death?

Allen Frances | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

I have a friend who has lung cancer -- the "good," slow-growing kind. His doctors have been less kind than the cancer. They keep screwing up in ways that seem likely to kill my friend before his cancer does.

Illinois' Smoking Laws Aren't Stopping Lung Cancer as Well as They Could

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.19.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois has the 22nd-highest rate of lung cancer in the country, according to a new study by WalletHub.

Kate Middleton's 'Personal And Special' Note To Boy With Cancer Comforts Family After His Death

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

This family found solace from an unexpected source while coping with tragedy. Fabian Bate received a visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton w...

Hope Is Spelled N-O-A-H: How My "What If" Became "What Is"

Amber Larkin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Amber Larkin

I just wanted "something different," something better for these children. This started my search and I learned a lot as I became a "momcologist."

Stop Making Cancer Patients Feel Guilty

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I don't know what caused my cancer, nor does anyone else, for that matter. I plan to enjoy the holidays and if I choose to have some extra cookies or whatever, so what

Dying From Cancer, 11-year old's Last Wish Feeds the Hungry

William Lambers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Eleven year-old Natalia Marsh-Welton had a mission. Not even terminal brain cancer was going to stop her. Natalia was determined to help the hungry and homeless.

When Pessimism Can Do Some Good

Denise Tam | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise Tam

They say optimism, positivity and affirmative thinking can get you places. Research shows a positive and happy mindset can not only help you achieve g...

Mom, 19 Years Later

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

We have a duty to our country and future generations to work towards turning around the grim statistics of sharply increasing incidences of cancer. We need increased resources for information, education and policies to help protect individuals, families and communities from cancer.

I Am A Dad With Stage 4 Lung Cancer, And Here's What I Know Now

Oren Miller | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

Sadness is inevitable -- I'm only human, and trying too hard to rise above it only hurts more. But I do accept. I accept that life is finite, and I accept that my time will come soon. I accept that my life had been and still is a gift, and I accept the likely possibility that I won't see my kids grow older.

The Movember Momentum and You: How Mustaches Are Changing Men's Health Beyond Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It doesn't matter what gender you are. Movember can be a great way to finally allow yourselves or your loved ones to open up and share any health concerns you may have, be they mental, physical, or preventative.

Chemo Wasn't Good Enough

Kayla Redig | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Once I finished chemo, I shared my experience with every patient I met and urged them to do the same. After talking to other patients I know that not everyone wants a party. I know that not every patient needs 500 people standing by their side to get them through. Not every patient is Kayla.

How I Lost 85 Pounds And Became A Runner

Leslie Handler | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

I'd been trim all my life. I had two kids and proudly fit right back into my size eights after the birth of each one. Somehow, 20 years of life, and stress, sickness, and eating, found its way onto my five foot two inch frame. Although it certainly didn't happen overnight, it felt like I just blinked and there were a hundred extra pounds to be found inside my clothes.

Mom's Not Dead Yet... Living in the Moment With Terminal Illness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

As Kathleen reminded me, I need to stop killing off my mother. I have the rest of my life to grieve after she dies. For today, all Mom wants is for me to be with her... now.

How Running Helps This Man Through His Battle With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

When Scott Spitz was faced with a cancer diagnosis, he coped by focusing on one of his strongest passions: his ability to run. In a HuffPost Live excl...

17 Things I Miss About My Mom on the Anniversary of Her Death

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Jodi Meltzer

I miss her flip phone. She was the only person I knew who had one... and had her ringtone set to Abba's "Take a Chance on Me" to complement her whole retro non-techie vibe. She had no idea how to text and, most of the time, she had no idea where her phone was. It was part of her charm.

Young Cancer Survivor Turns Into WWII Soldier For His Own Movie, Thanks To Make-A-Wish

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News

This little boy who overcame cancer saw his dreams come true on the big screen. The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped make Jacob Angel, 7, of North Ho...

Garth Brooks Stopped His Concert For One Powerful Reason

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News

It was a moment that Teresa Shaw will likely never forget: when a superstar singer brought his concert to a standstill so he could offer his support t...

Sick Woman Granted Final Wish To Say Goodbye To Beloved Horse Hours Before Her Death

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.22.2014 | Good News

This woman's final wish was fulfilled when she was given one last chance to see an old friend. Sheila Marsh, 77, from Wigan, Lancashire in England...

'I'd Be Lucky If I Lost My Breast'

Tammy Bleck | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Three weeks ago, when the threat of breast cancer entered my life, I decided to hang up my blogging hat for a breather. Frankly, I felt everything but witty. The words, large mass on left breast, left me paralyzed with fear. Me, the woman who shrinks from nothing. I panicked.

Kids and High Sugar Die-ts

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Ferroni

If we are going to reverse this epidemic before it is too late, we must provide children with the knowledge to make healthy choices at young ages. Otherwise, who cares if kids know arithmetic and social studies if they don't live past their 35th birthdays?

This Dog Is Battling Bone Cancer And Had His Leg Amputated, But He's Still Loving Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.05.2014 | Good News

Life has not been easy for this pooch, but it hasn't stopped him from living it up. A short film uploaded to YouTube called "Tri-Pawed: Embracing ...

Ed Sheeran Accepts Engagement Ring From Teen Fan Battling Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.05.2014 | Teen

We dare you not to cry after reading this. At his Oct. 30 concert in Glasgow, Scotland, British pop sensation Ed Sheeran met Katie Papworth, a 19-y...

4 Ways Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Yoga

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Prioritizing daily yoga can be life affirming, whether you are a cancer patient, survivor or supporting someone who is fighting the battle of his or her life.

Brittany Maynard and the Search for Better End-of-Life Care in the U.S.

Kristen Little | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Little

Death with dignity doesn't cause death, it merely allows patients who are dying some measure of control over a situation in which their agency has already been severely compromised.