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Hugo Chavez Coming Home To Venezuela

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 05.11.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he plans to return home this week from Cuba and has been recovering smoot...

The Crucial Test That Can Save Your Life

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

It's been estimated that more than 50,000 people die each year from colorectal cancer -- but no one should be dying from it, due to the easy access of a colonoscopy procedure, which is covered by most insurance companies.

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?

'Everyone' Doesn't Always Mean Me

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

I often interact with mainstream cancer groups, and when I do, I bring up the underserved and invisible LGBT community. "Oh, don't worry," they always say in that reassuring voice. "Our organization and our services are meant for everyone." Really?

P.J. Lukac, a Medical Student, Researches and Fundraises for His Own Disease: Brain Cancer

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

The last thing that Paul Lukac thought he had when he developed periods of confusion during his second year of medical school was a brain tumor. After all, he was studying neuropathology, abnormal brain tissue, and that would have been too great a coincidence.

WATCH: Cancer Causing Manicure?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.06.2012 | Style

We'd hate to rain on your OPI parade, but you may want to reconsider your biweekly manicure, especially if it's a gel one. According to a 2009 art...

Would the Kochs Rather Attack Me Than Stop Cancer? (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

We challenge the Koch brothers to engage in an honest debate. We challenge them to see the film and show one false claim. Generalizing about bias and false claims is easy; actually rebutting what we've documented is another matter.

Debate Rages Over Report Linking Cola To Cancer

Posted 03.09.2012 | Food

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer interest group, released a report today linking Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Pepsi and Diet ...


Lisa Guest | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Isn't there a saying that if one waits long enough, good things come to pass? When the timing is right, things fall into place?

Congressman Dies After Battle With Cancer

Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) has died after a battle with colon cancer, The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. He was 77. More from Beth DeFalco of the ...

Meat Is The New Tobacco

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

When I think about the effect of animal products on human health, I'm reminded of how quickly we've done a national about face on tobacco, and I look forward to the day when we have a similar apology from someone who promoted animal products.

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.

A Suicide by Any Other Name Is Still Suicide

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

The dictionary defines suicide as "the act of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally." The intent was clear in both cases. Both John and Mary wanted to end their lives as quickly as possible. Why did the method matter?

The Day I Found Out My Child Has Cancer

Erin Smith | Posted 05.04.2012 | Parents
Erin Smith

I hope this is never you. I never thought it would be me. Not in five million years. But here I am, with cancer playing the center stage in my life right now. It's not me, but so much worse... my five-year-old daughter, Skyler.

Seeing All My Colors Beyond the Shade of Grey

Jenna Benn | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

As I approach my one-year birthday and I reflect on what it means to be tied up and untied, I am reminded the importance of holding on to hope, of dreaming big, and believing that miracles can and do happen.

'The Fault In Our Stars' Is The #1 Young Adult Novel, But Only Because Kids Got To It First

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.28.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelic zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back to...

CyberKnife? 5 Questions on Prostate Cancer With Dr. Jonathan Haas

Gabe Canales | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

A cancer diagnosis can be a scary thing -- I know, I've been there -- but knowledge helps reduce the level of anxiety, especially when it comes to considering treatment options. Below are five questions with Dr. Haas, chief of Winthrop-University Hospital's radiation oncology division.

Appalachian Community Health Emergency Kick Starts Mountaintop Removal Campaign in Washington, D.C.

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Besieged residents living amid the fallout of the mountaintop removal crisis in the central Appalachian coalfields are descending on Washington, D.C. ...

Are Your Beliefs Making You Ill?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

One of the best proofs that beliefs have a powerful impact on our health has existed for years right under the noses of every physician in the world: the placebo effect.

Can Organic Food Reverse Cancer?

Ginny Fraser | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginny Fraser

Cancer shows up in a toxic body. So to clean up, nourish and encourage it to work properly still seems completely logical to me.

Why Do Cancer Patients Die From Blood Clots?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

If you are a cancer patient you certainly don't expect to die from a blood clot. You usually expect to die from the cancer itself.

Eating for Chemo and Radiation

Nancy Deville | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

During chemo and radiation, your diet is more important than it's ever been in your life.

WATCH: Moyers Talks With Poet Chris Wiman About Living With Cancer And Finding Faith

Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

In a special preview of this weekend’s "Moyers & Company," poet Christian Wiman reads an excerpt from an essay he wrote for the Winter/Spring issue ...

The Real Cost of Delaying Your Health Care

Josef Woodman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Josef Woodman

The cure for procrastination is action. Patients seeking care closer to home need only call their local doctor or clinic to stop postponing and start acting to promote their health and well-being.

Convince Taylor Swift To Take Teen Fighting Cancer To Prom!

Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact

Kevin McGuire is fighting cancer for the second time and the lifesaving drugs he needs are in short supply. But, the high school senior is nowhere nea...