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While watching the outstanding Ken Burns documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies on PBS, I was reminded of all the people we're lost to that horror. Most recently our dear friend Cedwyn ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
Way back in the early 90's I was attending college. Like most young kids in college I had an English writing class. I had the chance to exercise my creative side though I quickly found out my ...
by funtony47
Comment Count 129 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 03:18 AM PDT with 92 Recommends
The CDC, responding to the large number of influenza cases, is doing a live broadcast. The topic will be "2014-2015 Influenza Activity and Antiviral Recommendations." It's being done tomorrow, ...
by d3clark
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Glaxo, a pharmaceutical house in Britain, is working rapidly on its anti-ebola vaccine. They project that if all goes well during the studies and trials and if Glaxo really pushes the vaccine ...
by d3clark
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 02:15 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Christopher Reeve's dream of walking again after his spinal column was severed may be about to become a reality for others. British papers tomorrow are reporting the success of a procedure devised ...
by Lib Dem FoP
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 05:02 PM PDT with 103 Recommends
When the Pentagon released its latest assessment of climate change's threat to national security, it was quite specific as to the challenges the military will face. Severe weather conditions ...
by lbines
Comment Count 108 comments on Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 05:19 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has breached U.S. borders, government agencies and Cable News outlets have been reasonably responsible in reporting events as they've evolved. With ...
by lbines
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Oct 14, 2014 at 03:43 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
One of the main issues our detractors seem to have against us is the thought that because transition surgery involves genitalia, transgender people must be all about the act of sex. While there are ...
by rserven
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Most of the diaries I write for the MNCC are based in my own personal experience of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. This one is not, for a change. I'm hoping we'll hear from those of you who ...
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 51 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 04:45 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
It's been a rough couple weeks here in the swamp. This is a frank discussion of mental illness, poverty and the challenges of dealing with the Social Security system - so if it's not your cuppa - ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 06:45 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
As anticipated, antidepressant washout and discontinuation commenced over the weekend. I will continue to write what I can until this regrettable, but necessary process concludes, though it may take ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 06:29 AM PST with 24 Recommends
If you talk to anyone who works in the mental health system, they will tell you they are sick and tired of those people who say we need more help for the mentally ill. It sounds good, but these ...
by Madrigal Maniac
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 09:13 AM PST with 42 Recommends
This entry marks my third and final installment regarding the book, "Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease" by ...
by lisakaz
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 02:40 PM PST with 3 Recommends
We have a lot of baldies in my cancer support group at the moment. Not everyone who is undergoing chemo has lost her hair, but several women have; another woman just had ten days of radiation on her ...
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 04:59 PM PST with 15 Recommends
even for all its flaws, can be seen in the difference between having insurance and not having insurance. I have never added up all the bills this year for my wife's cancer treatment. There are many.
by teacherken
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 03:59 AM PST with 24 Recommends
Cancer has been a part of my life since I was very young. I am almost 78 now. My dad died of prostate cancer at 82. My favorite aunt died of cancer when I was very young. My first wife's sister ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 44 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 04:30 PM PST with 13 Recommends
On Saturday, my wife began the neuprogen injections designed to increase the generation of her Stem Cells. Today we went to Fairfax Hospital to have a Quentin catheter put into her chest to allow ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 10:56 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Because she has done so remarkably well in her recovery from her blood cancer, we are going to be entering a new phase. Next Wednesday we will spend a day getting trained for dealing with the next ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 34 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 08:47 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
MORE HERE: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/29/report-suggests-sweeping-changes-to-cancer-detection-and-treatment/?_r=0 It’s about time! I have been saying ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 09:06 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
For some of those who are younger who frequent Daily Kos, it may be hard to remember the way the world was in the middle 80s in relation to HIV/AIDS. Scary, uncertain and with no real ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 08:20 AM PDT with 18 Recommends