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Why I Gave My Son A 'Cancer-Causing' Cell Phone

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Shawn Lawrence Otto

I just gave my son a dangerous cell phone to hold next to his developing brain. Am I a bad parent? Physics says no -- and suggests that San Francisco's 10-1 vote ignored basic science in favor of superstitious fear of the invisible.

Cancer Risk Factors: 10 Things Women Should Keep in Mind

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 10.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

More and more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and uterine cancer.

Chavez Gets Permission To Go To Cuba For Chemo

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that Venezuela is not immune to the economic woes afflicting the U.S. and Europe despit...

Chavez Returning To Cuba For 2nd Round Of Chemo

AP | PATRICIA RONDON | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he has asked legislators to give him permission to return to Cuba for a s...

We Choose to Climb Series 3

Andrea Metcalf | Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago
Andrea Metcalf

A group of amazing women have take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilamanjaro in celebration of life and survival. I want to share with you their amazing stories of hope, passion, and appreciation for life.

Why It Makes Sense To Keep Avastin Available For Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The reason I believe Avastin should be available for breast cancer treatment is that it helps a fraction of women, albeit a small one, to live active, enjoyable lives.

You Don't Get a Day Off When Your Dog Dies

Mark Tillinger | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Mark Tillinger

Cancer affects twelve million dogs and cats each year -- that means millions of pet owners are confronted with this devastating news and are left to deal with both pain and the sometimes insurmountable costs required to pay for treatment.

I Run... Because I Can: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

I've been thinking a lot about the "c-word" recently. The thing that took the life of a good family friend just last week. The disease that kills 1,500 Americans every day. And the reason I'm running the NYC Marathon this year.

Frank Bender, Forensic Sculptor, Dies

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA -- Frank Bender, a Philadelphia artist whose forensic sculptures helped capture criminals and identify victims of violent crime, has died...

UK Women At Greater Cancer Risk Than Europeans

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- British women are 17% more likely to develop cancer than those in Europe - and obesity and alcohol could be partly to blame, expe...

Five Reasons Why Man = Meat

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Josh Tetrick

It's time to bring forward some reasoned arguments against the wave of "evidence" and public opinion claiming that meat is unhealthy, unethical, and unattractive.

Coming of Age, With Cancer

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 09.29.2011 | Impact
Dr. Caroline Cicero

As younger person, I never dreamed I would get cancer. Twenty years later, cancer is not so surreal anymore. I am now one of 12 million cancer survivors in America.

Lynne Peeples

Cell Phone Study 'Misleading': Children May Still be At Increased Cancer Risk, Experts Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

"Cell Phones Don’t Increase Cancer Risk in Kids." From USA Today to CBS News, variations of this hopeful-sounding headline now abound after yesterda...

Andrea Stone

Kids, Veterans, Police Charities Get Failing Grades In Watchdog Ranking | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- A new charity rating guide by the watchdog American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), has handed out 'F' grades to dozens of poorly run o...

Lose Your Hair From Chemo, Get Scarf Stares

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

What have unexpectedly descended are "The Scarf Stares." Whoa. They came out of nowhere and, I've found, are a significant part of the oncology culture.

Breast Cancer -- How I Learned To Cope With Hope

Jacki Donaldson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacki Donaldson

I had no grand plan for surviving cancer with a positive mindset -- I wasn't even sure I would survive it -- but I do have a few guesses about what helped me cope with hope, and not despair.

When it Comes to Brain Cancer, Let's Look Beyond Chemo

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living
David Perlmutter, M.D.

A fundamental premise in cancer therapy is trying to identify how the metabolism of cancer cells differs from normal tissue. When differences are identified, it often paves the way for treatments that will disrupt the cancer's metabolism ...

When Ideology Becomes Pathology

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

We all have belief systems -- religious, political, spiritual. Up to a certain point, they provide an indispensable architecture that allows us to op...

EPA Guidance on Mountaintop Removal: Acceptable Birth Defects and Cancer Corridors in Appalachian Coalfields?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The once proud EPA that promised "to protect 95% of aquatic life and fresh water streams in central Appalachia" and defend the Clean Water Act and health of coalfield residents has succumbed to right-wing political and legal pressures.

How To Talk To A 27-Year-Old With Cancer

Emily Cousins | Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Emily Cousins

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32, I was the youngest person in the oncologist's office -- by decades.

Cynthia Nixon To Star On Broadway In 'Wit'

AP | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Cynthia Nixon will be returning to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Wit." Producers said Wednesday that the Tony and Emmy awa...

This Is The Face Of A Killer

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living

This is the face of something that kills close to 40,000 women each year. In most cases breast cancer isn't visible until it's a real problem. But ...

What Causes Cancer? Genetics & Environment: The Perfect Storm

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Why does a woman with no family history of breast cancer and no obvious risk factors for breast cancer succumb to the disease? What happened to her?

Patagonia Climber Bean Bowers: 1973-2011, He Always Picked Himself -- And Others -- Up Again

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Adrian Margaret Brune

At 37, bean Bowers was an accomplished climber and guide in Patagonia, Pakistan and all over the Western U.S.. I hadn't seen him since my last night in Lander, Wyoming, after which I returned to school and embarked on my own steady climb through life.

Ecuadorian Community Leaders Thank Supporters and Amazon Watch

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

On May 17, highlighted an inspiring project by Amazon Watch. Today, a part of their effort has reached its conclusion, and they featured a ...