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National Sibling Day: The importance of Siblings and the Care That We Must Provide Them

Jay Scott | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In life, there are only a handful of people who can say they have known you for your entire life. Among them, of course are your parents, but also those who stand beside you, your comrades, your siblings.

Everything Doesn't Happen for a Reason

Melissa Miller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miller

I no longer believe in karma. I've seen too much. I don't like the expression "everything happens for a reason." Try telling that to someone who has lost a child or a spouse or a friend.

The Moving Reason These 70 Rabbis Shaved Their Heads

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Dozens of rabbis are heading home with a lot less hair from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. Rabbis came together as us...

Refusing to Surrender

Ron Brounes | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Ron Brounes

I love my kids more than life itself. But between the tantrums and the arguing and the bossiness and the talking back and the selective hearing and the procrastination, I occasionally long for those carefree days When I have one of those wishful kid-free moments, I think of Zach and his family (and I hug my daughters more tightly).

Why These Rabbis Are Shaving Their Heads

Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion

It's called "36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave," but now more than 60 rabbis have vowed to shave their heads at this year's Central Conference of American...

DJ Quiana Parks and DJ for a Cure Raise Thousands for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

Once under the DJ's trance crowds move their feet and the power of music infuses their souls. Satisfying party goers with rhythmic sensations lures th...

Full Court Press: College of Charleston Women's Basketball Takes on Cancer

Mikaela Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Hopkins

As a 20-year-old center on the College of Charleston women's basketball team, I -- like most young adults my age -- thought cancer was something that only affects other people. Not me, not my loved ones. But when a close friend was stricken with leukemia, all of that changed.

Five Things I've Learned From a Pioneering Cancer Geneticist

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 03.10.2014 | Science
Katie Scarlett Brandt

Your passion itself might take immense effort, but doing it will energize you. Especially for people just starting out, Janet said, "You're going to need patience."

Keystone XL Fork in the Road: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

there's a fork in this controversial pipeline system that has largely flown under the radar: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline, which serves as a literal fork in the road of the southern half of Keystone XL's route to Gulf Coast refineries.

Cancer Genetics Pioneer Dies

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Janet Rowley, a pioneer in cancer genetics research, has died at age 88. Rowley spent most of her career at the University of Ch...

Russian Leukemia Patients: Waiting for Donors

Advita Fund | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Advita Fund

It's a bit awkward asking people to support our charity. Not that what we do is in any way controversial: we simply help cancer patients with treatme...

Why Hispanic Children Are At Increased Risk Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic children are at an increased risk for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are more likely to die of their disease when compared to any oth...

How a Little Boy With Cancer Briefly Saved Us All

Dan Duffy | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I'm not exactly sure when Miles saw Batman for the first time, but the Caped Crusader's message resonated with this young boy so much that when asked by the Make-A-Wish Foundation what his wish would be, it was simple: "I want to be Batman."

Terminally Ill Teenager Marries High School Sweetheart In Dream Wedding

Posted 11.25.2013 | Weddings

Eighteen-year-old Leslie Rivera was diagnosed with leukemia in April, and her condition is terminal. So when the Make-A-Wish foundation stepped in to ...

Leukemia Drug Approved By FDA

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Nov 1 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday approved Roche Holding AG's new drug for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL...

Words of Wisdom From My Daughter: 'I Believe in Miracles'

Jay Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

I'm not here to tell you about a miracle that saved my daughter's life; instead of I'm here to tell you about the miracle that was her life, and how her 8 ½ years of life have left an enduring impact on the lives of other children battling cancers.

From Chemotherapy To Marijuana, And Back Again

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

A mother who stirred up a heated debate about parental rights when she chose medical marijuana over chemo to treat her 3-year-old son's cancer, has ha...

Government Shutdown Makes Everyone A Child Cancer Advocate Now, But What About After?

Jay Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

Childhood cancer deserves more funding from the federal government, certainly more than the small percentage it is receiving during the shutdown, but also more than the small percentage that it receives yearly.

Strangers Related by Shared Bone Marrow Dance Wedding's First Dance

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

As they waltzed around, locked in an embrace, looking at each other lovingly, they seemed to be sharing a bond that few of the rest of us could ever know or understand. Related by shared bone marrow and white blood cells, they danced the wedding's first special dance together.

Fighting the Killers: California Stem Cell Program Takes on Leukemia and Cancer

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science
Don C. Reed

Is one of these approaches (or a combination of them both) the answer to cancer? We cannot say. No one can predict the path or pace of science. But some things we can know. Without dedicated scientists like these, cure will not happen.

A Potential Treatment For Leukemia?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Researchers who want to treat patients with blood cancer have turned to an unlikely ally to wipe out leukemia cells: a non-replicating virus. In a ...

UNO in Beirut: Playing Kids With Cancer

Emily O'Dell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Emily O'Dell

It's easy to feel guilty when you're creaming a kid with cancer in UNO or Fussball, but the Lebanese and Syrian kids with whom I play each week in Beirut love a tough match.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 2 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

The results from this study may never benefit me directly, as FDA approvals take forever, but I participated because someone, someday, may be helped due to this small choice I've made.

Little Boy With Leukemia Shines As Best Man

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Weddings

JEANNETTE, Pa. -- Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, a 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as the best man for hi...

The Heartbreaking Reason This Couple Is Marrying Saturday

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Weddings

JEANNETTE, Pa. — A 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live will serve as best man when his parents wed this weekend. Sean Stevenson and Christin...