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Dad's Soft Death: A Hard Lesson Learned

Bob Dickman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Dickman

My Dad had a soft death. He died in his own bed. He just sort of came easily undone. He was surrounded by his wife and friends.

'Hustle Up The Hancock' Brings Supporters, Survivors Together In Fight Against Lung Disease

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit It only takes 39 seconds to reach the top of the John Hancock Building by way of the eleva...

AB 32 Opponents Vulnerable on Pollution's Health Hazards

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Opponents of legislation that seeks to reduce greenhouse gases in California to 1990 levels by 2020 are asking us to put short-term economic interests ahead of people's health and safety.

Talking About That Tough Subject

Kathryn Joosten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Joosten

How do you tell people you're sick? "Welcome to the wonderful World of....." No, that doesn't work. "10 things do to while you have cancer..." Nope, can't think of that many. It's really trickier than it seems.

10 Best Places For Smokers Traveling Abroad

LA Times | Mark Milian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With so many places around the world instituting smoking regulations, increasing taxes and, quite literally, kicking smokers to the curb, it's getting...

Is Eli Lilly Milking Cancer by Promoting and Treating It?

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Smith

Would Eli Lilly consciously risk our health just to increase their profit? What kind of company are they, and can we trust them with our food?

Casual Smoking Is Still Smoking

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Although they may not be as addicted to nicotine, social smokers still are setting themselves up to have an increased chance of getting many of the same diseases that affect daily smokers.

Smoking: Messages On Cigarette Packs May Be Counterproductive

Mother Jones | Tom Jacobs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In June, President Obama signed a law requiring tobacco companies to post large, graphic warnings on cigarette packs. However, new research suggests t...

Other Diseases Feel Neglected Since Outbreak of Swine Flu

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

It's been pissing me off how much media press Swine Flu has been getting. I mean, I killed 354 people yesterday, and I don't even get the back page in the New York Post.

We Who Are About to Die Will Bankrupt You!

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The President's plan seems to be getting nowhere, and we who already have Medicare can just say "The hell with it." But I think we'd better all give it more thought, and somebody ought to think about a solution rather than shout, "No, no, no."

How to Quit Smoking (Meddling Hispanic Style)

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Cubias

My family told my grandmother smokers were taking a grave risk, analogous to stealing a car in broad daylight.

If Pot Prevented Cancer You Would Have Read About It, Right?

Paul Armentano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Armentano

Investigators from Brown University reported that lifetime marijuana use is associated with a "significantly reduced risk" of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

How Bad Are Your Health Vices, Really?

prevention.com | Daryl Chen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Can you ever reverse the damage of a past smoking habit or the savage tans you sported into your 30s? Here, what's forgivable, what's regrettable, and...

In Memory of My Friend, Kenny Rankin

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

I first started listening to Kenny's music when I was in college in 1976. His vocal range, from a falsetto to rich, bluesy tenor was remarkable. Rest in peace, Kenny.

STUDY: Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked To Cancer

nytimes.com | Andrew Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hormone therapy taken by women to counter the effects of menopause can increase the risk of dying from lung cancer, researchers reported here on Satur...

Study: Rising Lung Cancer Risk Linked To Changes In Cigarette Production

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — It may be riskier on the lungs to smoke cigarettes today than it was a few decades ago _ at least in the U.S., says new research th...

In Memory of Mom

Melissa Hapke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Hapke

While growing up, I couldn't appreciate the sacrifices my mother made for me, or for us. I do now though.

Health Care Policy by HuffPo Celebrities - Don't Attack Me!

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanton Peele

Because I can't avoid trouble, I'll point out that the HuffPo has been a principal outlet for the argument that there is a gigantic plot to foist lead (thimerosal)-based vaccines on children.

Leukemia: A Soldiers Souvenir From the Burn Pits of Iraq

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

Although SSG. Steven Ochs seemed impenetrable, he could not sidestep the invisible weapon that would course through his bloodstream five months after his third tour ended.

Country Star Merle Haggard Battling Lung Cancer

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Country singer Merle Haggard, recently diagnosed with lung cancer, had part of a lung removed and is recovering at home, his spokeswoman said on Sunda...

Billionaire's Fortune At Risk After Evidence Links Inhaler To Cancer

Los Angeles Times | Daniel Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the zeal of a young entrepreneur, 82-year-old Los Angeles billionaire and philanthropist Alfred Mann has bet nearly half of his estimated $2.2-bi...

Cigarette Company Funded Lung Cancer Study

New York Times | Gardiner Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In October 2006, Dr. Claudia Henschke of Weill Cornell Medical College jolted the cancer world with a study saying that 80 percent of lung cancer deat...

FDA Clears Avastin for Breast Cancer

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Genentech drug received federal approval on Friday to treat breast cancer, a surprise decision that could represent a shift in st...

Drug Improves Survival Rate Of Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

CNNMoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ImClone Systems Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Tuesday the drug Erbitux improved the survival rate of lung cancer patients in a late-stage stu...