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Silver Linings and Chemo-Sobby During Cancer Treatment

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

While I continue to look for and always find silver linings in every day, I don't want to give the impression that, for one second, this is easy-breezy. Having cancer is really F-Bomb hard.

Cancer, a New View: Talk About Change

Leigh Fortson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Fortson

If you subscribe -- even remotely -- to the power of the marriage between our minds and bodies, then you, too, might cringe at the notion that a condition is incurable.

Good News For Women Who Drink Coffee

www.aarp.org | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

That cup of French roast might turn out to be more than just a tasty pick-me-up: Two new studies have found that women who drink several cups of coffe...

The Congratulations Cancer

Traci L. Stanard, CPT-NSCA, CWC | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Traci L. Stanard, CPT-NSCA, CWC

The opposite of cancer to me is health... yet in my father's situation, it may have been cancer that brought him health.

Everyone Needs a Dottie in Their Corner

Patt Cottingham | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Patt Cottingham

When your life goes on hold because of a child going through cancer, you are blessed when an irreverent angel like Dottie miraculously appears.

Some Local Governments Just Saying No To Medical Pot Dispensaries

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard....

Mother Has Baby Delivered Early To Dying Sister

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.09.2012 | Parents

When faced with the possibility of her 10-year-old daughter, Katy, losing her battle with her inoperable brain tumor before meeting her unborn sister,...

Kicking The Gremlin's A**

Rose Jia | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Rose Jia

This story is about how a girl stayed alive. It begins a few years ago when the financial crisis hit and my world fell apart. I abandoned all desires to pursue my passions in doing something creative and stuck with what I had proven I was good at -- finance.

Presidential Politics and 'The War on Cancer'

Gabe Canales | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

In many GOP primary debates on many topics, not once have I heard a serious discussion of the No. 1 health-related killer in the world: cancer.

Tips for Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Parents
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

The ways in which children respond to a terminal diagnosis is shaped in large part by their social environment. Most prominent in this regard are parents, teachers, and family.

FMLA & Beer Pong: Social Media Is the Cause of -- And Solution To -- All of Life's Problems

Matthew Zachary | Posted 03.07.2012 | Technology
Matthew Zachary

21st Century Suggestion: Do not post photos of yourself on Facebook vacationing with your family in Cabo when you are disability leave from your job.

Healing After My Second Awake Brain Tumor Surgery

Jeannine Walston | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

My first brain surgery in 1998 and recovery was completely new to me. Since then, I have come to understand some essential health and healing components needed when dealing with cancer.

What Your Mammogram Won't Tell You

Loren Ridinger | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Ridinger

The madness started at the end of August when I discovered a lump in my breast. It wasn't the typical small lump that I have had before; this one was big, much bigger.

Danny Thomas at 100... and Today's Celebrity Dreamers

Marlo Thomas | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Today my father, Danny Thomas, would have been 100 years old. But this is a special year, one that requires not just looking back but looking forward, as well. Because, fate being as clever as it always is, this year is also the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A Question of Cancer: Helping Kids Regain Peace of Mind After the Loss of a Parent

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Susan McCorkindale

"What's up, dude?" There's a pause, and then my budding heart breaker with the broken heart looks me right in the eye and lobs his latest killer query. "What's going to happen to me and Casey when you get cancer?"

The Power of Personal Stories

Diana M. Raab | Posted 03.06.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Reading the stories of others can help you learn about yourself. Discoveries are made, memories are revealed and wisdom is shared.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Here's the Latest!

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Schiffman

You know that squeaky clean feeling you get after you have eaten a fresh picked apple? Your gut may be telling you something important.

Argentina's President Undergoes Cancer Operation

Posted 01.04.2012 | World

A little over a week after Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced that she has thyroid cancer, the Argentine President is undergoing surgery in a ho...

Discovering The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar is a sparkling and sharp slice of life that, in presenting four personal stories, reflects and illuminates universal truths.

Football Wife's Death Sheds Light On Lung Cancer Among Non-Smokers

Posted 11.19.2012 | Black Voices

Lakeasha Monique Rutledge Draft "courageously faced lung cancer, showing us all with every breath that we all need to hold onto life and love with bot...

Public Health In 2012: A Wish List

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The unnecessary death of good ideas -- and of people -- is much on my mind as the new year looms, with its promise of fresh starts. For far too long already, a failure to turn what we know into what we do has cost us dearly.

Hospice: A Child's Goodbye

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 02.29.2012 | Parents
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Saying goodbye to a dying relative or friend -- what to talk about, when and how -- doesn't (usually) come naturally. Especially when children are involved.

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.

Cancer In Latin America: Diagnoses Of Regional Leaders Highlight Growing Problem

The Huffington Post | Ray Sanchez | Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's thyroid cancer makes her the latest in a series of Latin American leaders to be diagnosed with cancer -- a re...

Multiple Carcinogens in Johnson & Johnson's Baby Shampoo

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics must be congratulated for securing an agreement with Johnson & Johnson "for reducing or gradually phasing out trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing chemicals" from Baby Shampoo, "one of its signature products."