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GMO Poison - Ticking Time Bomb [Full Documentary]

GMO Ticking Time Bomb is a must-see video offering an information-rich overview of the situation with GMOs.  It features interviews with people like Jeffrey Smith, Ronnie Cummins, D...


New Hospital Embraces Next Frontier of Cancer Treatment

By: Suzanne Leigh From: ucsf.edu When urologist Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, did his residency at UCSF 30 years ago, cancer was “a word that was whispered,” a knowledgeable patient was someone...


Three Book Reviews: Mani-Pedi Stat, The Art of Adapting, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without

I love to read and always have.  Unfortunately, I have had some difficulty the past few years.  I think chemo-brain has made reading a struggle:  concentration, memory and the ability to ...



Labor Day and Healthcare

Labor Day this year has taken on a new meaning to me. While I certainly appreciate every single person who we honor today for their contribution to the workforce, I am very troubled about...


Hutchinson Clinic audit: Cancer doctor ‘unnecessarily’ treated patients

By Kelsey Ryan From: kansas.com “Is it cancer?” It took days for anyone to answer Marian Rank’s question, but by then she knew. Her mother had breast cancer. Her sister had it. Now she di...




FACE FORWARD TO HOST STAR-STUDDED GALA SUPPORTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

FACE FORWARD is hosting their most important fundraising and awareness event of the year, in hopes of raising over $500,000 to support those physically affected and deformed by domestic v...


New company developing medical imaging tool

UNIVERSITY SPINOFF AIMS TO HIT THE MARK PRECISELY WITH BRAIN-SCANNING TOOL As brain surgeons test new procedures and drugs to treat conditions ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain ...


Bread and butter in the gutter…

Alright Mac? Well you’ll notice that things have been quiet here in blogville of late, but hey today’s your birthday and I wasn’t going to let the day sneak by without giving you a shout ...



Screening for new breast cancer genes leaves women with tough choices

By: Deborah Kotz From: bostonglobe.com After Angelina Jolie revealed that she carried a breast cancer gene mutation last year, the number of women seeking genetic screening for breast can...


Find Your “Oasis”

I’m taking a short time-out from blogging. I do this every year about now for just a bit. I’ll still be around on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and elsewhere; but the blog post...


Interview with Susan Blumberg-Kason – author of “Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong”

In How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit, many of the accounts are written by “white” or “western” women married to or in a relationship with Asian Men – AMWF is the term coin...



Save Your Brows - Tip for Chemo!

If you are starting chemo for the first time, or have just started it, this video is for you.  It is my very own invention, and if there was any way to make money on it, I would. I do, af...


Illumina Partners With Big PharmaTo Create New Genetic Tests For Cancer

By: Matthew Harper From: forbes.com Illumina ILMN -0.45%, the leading maker of DNA sequencing equipment, is partnering with Sanofi , AstraZeneca , and Johnson & Johnson JNJ +0.95% to ...



How To Leave iTunes Feedback for Your Favorite Podcast

I listen to a lot of podcasts. I don’t remember exactly when or how that happened. I mean, I’ve listened to morning talk radio for years – Howard Stern and Heidi and Fra...



Community Garden Creates Food Dreams

Bananas and citrus trees are all part of creating a place to dream about cooperative, organic  ways of producing  food at my local community garden. The whimsical scarecrow cre...


The Many Faces of Cancer

Cancer definitely takes a swipe at our self-image, especially if you’ve lost your hair from chemo. Some people take the changes in stride. As one man said: I was bald before chemo s...


Small Study Reveals that Cancer Drug Reverses Baldness

By: Frank Smith From: utahpeoplespost.com A small study whose findings have been made public, revealed that a drug that was used to treat a unusual form of leukemia had the peculiar side ...


Why I take care of myself

Today I was talking to another cancer survivor who happens to work two jobs. He asked what I was doing today, and I mentioned I was doing a blog post and going for a swim. “Boy you&...