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I've Had 4 Surgeries & 16 Chemo Treatments. Here's What I've Learned

The last thing I want to be talking about is cancer.

Paige Davis
August 4 2015

Avocados Could Hold The Key To Curing Leukemia

It turns out that avocados might be even more powerful than we thought, which is saying a lot considering how beneficial to health we know them to be.

Emi Boscamp
June 17 2015

How To Get Some Sunshine (But Still Protect Your Skin)

We’ve been told for decades that we need to slather ourselves with sunscreen all day long — whether it’s sunny or cloudy, winter or summer — in order...

Meghan Telpner
June 16 2015

7 Things You Need To Know Before Getting A Skin Exam

As an assistant professor of Melanoma Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, I advise all of my patients to know their...

Dr. Sapna Patel
June 9 2015

6 Surprising Body Parts That Need Sun Protection

We’ve all heard it before: apply sunscreen liberally every day before sun exposure and re-apply often. This is a tried and true maneuver to minimize...

Dr. Sapna Patel
May 26 2015

What Happens When Africans Eat An American Diet Will Freak You Out

If fried chicken and burgers are among your favorite foods, you're probably American. And if you eat them all the time, you probably shouldn't do...

Emi Boscamp
May 6 2015

How Cancer Saved My Life

Let’s get this out of the way: I had breast cancer, but I am not a cancer evangelical who believes that “everything happens for a reason” or that...

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
April 18 2015

Why I Love Kris Carr: You Never Know Whose Life Is Depending On Your Bravery

My oncologist left an unexpected voice mail on my phone. Of course, the very sight of the hospital number made me hold my breath. I can remember all...

Danielle Orner
April 16 2015

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Acid Reflux

You've probably heard of acid reflux and its classic symptom, heartburn. But did you know that acid reflux can cause problems not just in your...

5 Reasons Grains Aren't As Bad As Everyone Says

Health messages about nutrition can be conflicting and confusing, and because your daily food choices are so important, separating the passing trends...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 10 2015

College Basketball Player Lauren Hill Passes Away After Inspiring Us All

Early today, Lauren Hill, the college basketball player whose valiant fight against brain cancer touched us all, died at age 19.

Emi Boscamp
April 10 2015

Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Fish Oil

When poorly designed studies with dubious statistical analyses combine with journalists who are often ill-prepared to appropriately interpret complex...

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor
April 8 2015

Watch Angelina Jolie's Moving Speech At The Kids’ Choice Awards

In her first public appearance since revealing her second preventative surgery to reduce her cancer risk, Angelina Jolie made the best speech of the...

Emi Boscamp
March 30 2015

Angelina Jolie Pitt Explains Her Decision To Remove Her Ovaries

Two years ago, actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt wrote a heartfelt piece about her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy.

Emi Boscamp
March 24 2015

Vancouver Man Is Selling Unconditional Love On Craigslist For $0

A man from Vancouver, Brice Royer, doesn't just wear his heart on his sleeve — he's also selling it on the internet.

Emi Boscamp
March 19 2015

Why I Teach Yoga To Kids With Cancer

I teach a special yoga program designed for pediatric cancer patients undergoing aggressive treatments at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in...

Amie Koronczok
February 20 2015

The Common Soda Ingredient That Increases Your Risk Of Cancer

If you're like 48% of Americans, you gulp down at least one soda a day. For thousands of those people, that habit may be cutting their lives short.

Emi Boscamp
February 20 2015

Study Reveals New Risk Of Hormonal Birth Control

In general, women should be more aware of the risks that come with taking oral contraceptives, rather than just blindly popping them, in order to make...

Emi Boscamp
January 28 2015

You Can Control Your DNA With Mindfulness Meditation

Mind control may be a real thing — and not just something you see in the movies. I mean, you're not going to be able to launch carrots at your older...

Emi Boscamp
December 29 2014

This Nutrient Could Provide A Big Boost To Cancer Treatment

Growing up, your parents probably told you that you couldn't leave the table until you finished the few stems of broccoli you'd pushed to the edge of...

Emi Boscamp
November 25 2014