Archive for November 2014

A holiday the world needs right now: story day

A holiday the world needs right now: story day
Tonight is ChicagoNow‘s Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XV. At 9:00 p.m. our community manager, Jimmy Greenfield, posted this prompt: “Create a new holiday, or holidays, that you believe should exist.” Read all of the posts in response to this prompt here. But, first, please read mine. Like it. Share it. Join our Facebook Community at Cancer is Not... Read more »

Survivorship: Breaking Cancer’s Bad Habits

Survivorship: Breaking Cancer’s Bad Habits
Within days of being diagnosed with cancer I got serious about breaking some bad habits. The last cigarette I smoked was the day I went to the ER and was then admitted to the hospital more than two years ago. Within six weeks of diagnosis, I was immersed in changing my diet. I’ve eliminated most... Read more »

Nonsmokers, lung cancer deserves your awareness and support

Nonsmokers, lung cancer deserves your awareness and support
As the pink glow that illuminates this nation in October fades, let me ask you this. What cancer kills more women each year? Breast cancer or lung cancer? (See this report for more details.) Since 1987, lung cancer has killed more women than breast cancer every year. In fact, 90% of people diagnosed with breast... Read more »
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Dear doc: listen to my story

I first damaged my ACL in 1992 while dancing to M.C. Hammer’s “Too Legit to Quit.” My mom had died a month earlier and I was throwing a birthday party for a friend who had just been discharged from an inpatient mental health care facility. That morning, in a nostalgic moment, I decided to make... Read more »