All posts tagged "cancer"

  • Turing CEO promises to reverse Daraprim price increase

    The pharmaceutical executive who attracted national attention after increasing the price of a drug that is used to treat a parasitic infection that can affect...

  • Former hedge funder hikes price on drug for HIV-related toxoplasmosis

    Depending on your personal views or political leanings, Martin Shkreli is either a defender of capitalism who will use his money to benefit greater research...

  • Mautner Project to celebrate 25th anniversary

    The Mautner Project, the national organization specializing in health care and services for lesbians, will celebrate its silver anniversary at an annual fundraising dinner and awards...

  • No Evidence of Disease: Cancer warriors use music as a weapon in their fight

    It’s no secret that music can provide a powerful measure of comfort to soothe our souls and provide solace as we deal with the everyday...

  • CDC urged to stop denying cancer screenings to transgender women

    Two national LGBT-rights organizations are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to re-evaluate a discriminatory policy that denies cancer screenings to...

  • Remembering NLGJA's Michael Triplett

    Lisa Carter is speaking as a nurse when she recalls the end of her brother's life Jan. 17, a final act likely drawn out because...

  • Frantastic!

    In January of 1985, intruders broke into the Los Angeles home of Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson. Drescher was raped, while Jacobson, held at...

  • Benign Fun

    Cancer may not be the funniest thing in the world. It's probably not even in your Top 10. But when cancer happens to a funny...

  • Good Chance

    Walking the line between comedy and tragedy is tricky. How can filmmakers draw out the appropriate emotions from their audiences? When do those triggers inspire...

  • Anti-Tumor Team

    Cancer, in a twisted sort of way, has the power to bring people together. It might be researchers working on the frontiers of the cancer...

  • Ban the Tan

    About two years ago, Allan Green, 67, knew something was wrong, something that needed to be checked. ''I simply knew there was something not right....

  • DeBoldly Going

    Susan Hester calls Kathleen DeBold ''Mautner's Miracle.'' ''She thinks about the Mautner Project in every waking hour,'' marvels Hester, the lesbian health organization's founding executive...

  • Kicking the Habit

    Two times as many lesbians report being heavy smokers than straight women, says the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer, so it's no surprise if...

  • Body and Soul

    Things would be much easier if that proverbial apple a day really did keep the doctor away. But getting and staying healthy is, of course,...

  • Crawl Space

    ''I'm pooped,'' I thought -- fully aware of and quite pleased with my double entendre -- as I crawled out of the Colossal Colon. The...

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