Archive for April, 2013

Optimal Wellbeing

An easy way to think of optimal wellbeing might be to envision a three-legged stool, says Heather Reed. “The three legs include physical activity, nutrition and that underappreciated component missing from too many Americans’ lives – stress management, or a healthy mental state,” she says. Good advice on stress management from Heather and Dr. Matt Mumber.

H.B. 609 – The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act of NC

From Mike Lawing: Dear Fellow Travelers: I’m attaching some information about a bill that is working its way through the North Carolina state legislature. This bill entitled “H.B. 609 – The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act of NC” would update antiquated insurance laws to ensure that all chemotherapy, regardless of form, will be accessible and affordable […]

Juliet Ibrahim fighting kidney cancer in Africa


Juliet Ibrahim, a successful actress and model in Ghana, West Africa, created the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation to fight kidney cancer in Ghana and throughout Africa.

Drink your Veggies — and get a nice tan!?!

Most Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables for health and a radiant skin glow. If you don’t like rabbit food … DRINK YOUR VEGGIES!

Lessons from Mark and Forrest

Mike Lawing shares his thoughts about life, risk factors, and our different vulnerabilities to cancers and other diseases such as mesothelioma.

What is KIDNEY-ONC?


Robin Martinez is an administrator for three important email discussion lists for kidney cancer. Patients, survivors, caregivers, and professionals discuss current treatments and how to choose among them, side effects, clinical trials, and much more.

Dr. Groopman on Doctors and Faith


Dr. Jerome Groopman is an award-winning author, and one of the world’s leading researchers in cancer and AIDS. His books THE ANATOMY OF HOPE and HOW DOCTORS THINK provide helpful insights into how we can improve our interactions with our doctors.

Causes and Care for Mesothelioma


Mesothelioma is a particularly virulent form of cancer of the lungs or abdomen, usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Mary Hesdorffer, a Nurse Practitioner, is the executive director of The Mesothelioma Foundation. She is a tireless advocate for mesothelioma patients and their families, who are irreversibly impacted by the diagnosis.