Join Survivors, Experts, and Advocates Tomorrow to Raise Nationwide Mesothelioma Awareness
Posted on September 25, 2017

For the 13th year running, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have declared tomorrow National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Established by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF), this awareness campaign is an important opportunity to learn about – and fight…


Remembering Our Airmen and Women as Air Force Celebrates 70th Birthday
Posted on September 18, 2017

September 18th marks the 70th birthday of the United States Air Force, which was founded in 1947. Aircraft had been part of the armed services since 1909, when the U.S. military purchased its very first airplane. The air division went…


Trump and Pruitt Dissolving EPA Regulations, Dismissing Science
Posted on September 12, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Director Scott Pruitt now seems to have a wide range of goals and objectives, not many of which include legitimately protecting the environment. This new agenda has strong detractors in both parties, 1 of…


9/11 First Responders Face Uncertain Future as Cancer Continues to Plague Victims
Posted on September 11, 2017

Sixteen years on, and for some, memories of the deadliest terrorist attack in world history are as vivid as ever. The unprecedented damage from September 11 lives on in lingering economic ruin, the war on terror, life-altering physical and mental…


Health Risk to Miners Ignored as Trump Administration Halts Surface Mining Study
Posted on September 5, 2017

The latest attack in the Trump administration’s war on public health was launched late last month. These shots were aimed at miners and those living in Appalachian communities, and came as a letter from the Interior Department to the National…


Firefighters Urge Congress to Pass Bill That Could Revolutionize Understanding of Cancer Trends
Posted on August 29, 2017

There are many reasons firefighting is known as 1 of the world’s most dangerous occupations. Several, of course, concern immediate health risks from smoke inhalation such as irritation of air passages and acid reflux-type symptoms. But what some may not…


Trump Sued over Industry-Friendly TSCA Rules That Could Threaten American Health for Decades
Posted on August 23, 2017

Last week, 2 non-profit environmental advocacy groups – the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – filed lawsuits against the Trump administration to protect the newly revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The lawsuits, driven…


The Emotional, Physical, and Financial Battle with Cancer: How Treatment Costs Add to Already Crippling Stress
Posted on August 15, 2017

For anybody fighting cancer, it’s not unusual to experience deep physical and emotional strain. The shock of diagnosis, worry about the future, and challenges of treatment can leave most patients feeling unable to cope. But as if dealing with difficult…


EPA Suffering Under Trump’s Deliberate Deconstruction of Life-Saving Environmental Protections
Posted on August 10, 2017

Almost 40 years ago, The New England Journal of Medicine published a paper that turned everything doctors knew about lead exposure on its head. The paper reported the results of a series of studies including more than 2,000 children, from…


World Lung Cancer Day: Helping to Prevent Both the Common and the Rare Forms of Cancer
Posted on July 31, 2017

Several years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) found lung cancer to be the most common cancer worldwide. Accounting for 1.8 million new cancer cases in 2012, lung cancer was deadly enough to claim more lives than prostate, colon, and…