Tag Archives: Cancer

Protecting Earth from ‘Invisible Killer’ is Focus of U.N. Campaign

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for the health of individuals […]

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Stephen Burlingham Going Beyond Art for Youth with Cancer

New York, N.Y. Cancer. The word that terrifies us, at any age. But when a young person is struck by it, it seems all the more tragic. To help cope with this harsh reality, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who joined together to form WHO Cares and created The Lounge at Memorial Sloan […]

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World Health Organization Report Links Meat to Cancer

New York, N.Y. The cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that the consumption of processed meats like hotdogs, ham, sausages and meat-based sauces causes colorectal cancer, while eating red meat like beef, pork and lamb is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Red meat on sale at Hamarwayne market in Mogadishu, Somalia. […]

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O.S.U. Swimmers vs. Kenyon to Benefit J. Luce Foundation’s Bauer Fund (Video)

Columbus, OH. The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men’s and Women’s Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio’s Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation’s best college swim programs. 2015-16 Swimming & Diving Video This meet will raise funds for cancer, including cancer affecting people living with […]

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Tragedies Can Pull Families Together, Tear Families Apart

Charleston, S.C. The three pictures below tell a story. That beautiful lady on the right is my wife Beth Brannan; the mother of our three children: Lauren Brannan, Michael Brannan, and Daniel Brannan. I think tragedies and hardships can pull families together, but just as easily they can tear families apart.   This beautiful lady […]

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In the Know: Skin Cancer Doesn’t Affect Only White People

New York, N.Y.  With summer weather approaching, the usual warnings about skin cancer are not far off. African Americans typically think of melanoma as a white person’s disease and seldom heed warnings about overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. African Americans assume that they’re not at risk for skin cancer. That assumption can be deadly. […]

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Notnim Tikva: Giving Hope to Kids with Cancer in Israel – Photo Essay

New York, N.Y.  I first met the dynamic Sara Kremer at an event for her organization Notnim Tikva (“Giving Hope”) along with the Israel Counsel General in New York, H.E. Ido Aharoni.  I was impressed enough to want to meet her again a few months later when her organization hosted a benefit sponsored by the […]

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Young Teen Asks: Smoking, Is It Worth It?

New York, N.Y. Native Americans began smoking tobacco many centuries ago. They used it in rituals to heal and bind their tribe. When European explorers discovered the Americas in the late 15th century, they took tobacco back to Europe. Since then, tobacco or cigarettes have increased in popularity—a trend which continues today. Is smoking worth […]

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