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  • Happy Anniversary & F U Cancer

    By Ilana Angel

    January 15, 2016 | 1:03 am

    This time last year I was told I had cancer, had my thyroid removed, and while recovering from surgery, celebrated my son’s 19th birthday. I ended up having two surgeries, am now cancer free, and on Monday will celebrate my son turning 20, and being a mother for two decades. It was...

  • Alan Rickman, British actor, dies at 69

    January 14, 2016 | 8:16 am

    British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer aged 69.

    With his aquiline features and cultured - if often menacing - English accent, he became one of Britain's best-known...

  • 2015: My Year in Review

    By Ilana Angel

    December 31, 2015 | 8:24 pm

    On January 1, 2015, I went out to breakfast wih my son. He was about to turn 19 and I had just been diagnosed with cancer. I remember what we wore, what we ate, and the look on his face as he told me everything was going to be okay. I recall looking across at my baby boy and seeing...

  • Crazy Girl on a London Subway

    By Ilana Angel

    December 28, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    I was in England last week and it was amazing for a lot of reasons. I love being there. I feel happy, sleep better, breathe deeper, and pray from a place in my heart that is full of joy when I am in England. I feel connected to my beloved Dad when I am there, and it is as if he is...

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  • After cancer, Thanksgiving will never be the same

    November 25, 2015 | 8:41 am

    In fiction, the scenario would seem implausible: While attempting to console my husband as his little sister drew her final breaths, I noticed an unfamiliar number flash across my screen. I let it go to voicemail. The number flashed again. It was my physician, who informed me when...

  • A Visit From My Mom

    By Ilana Angel

    November 3, 2015 | 11:04 pm

    I just picked up my Mother from the airport and I am so excited she is here I am hardly able to think straight. I love her very much and it has been too long since I saw her. She looks beautiful and I keep staring at her and touching her to make sure she is really here. I am...

  • 50 by 50 Week 4

    By Ilana Angel

    October 30, 2015 | 10:25 am

    Today I start week 4 of my weight loss challenge and I am motivated but disappointed. I lost 1.3 pounds during week 3 , so while shy of my 1.86 goal, with the etra weight I lost on week 1 and 2, I am on track for my final goal. It was a hard week and I have only myself to blame.

    ...
  • Leann Rimes Fails at Social Media

    By Ilana Angel

    October 11, 2015 | 4:18 pm

    I am fascinated by Leann Rimes. She is not particularly interesting, but she really is quite fascinating. I understand she is emotionally stunted by her upbringing, but at some point she needs to grow up, get medicated, and start taking care of her mental health. It would appear...

  • U.S. workers sue Monsanto claiming herbicide caused cancer

    September 29, 2015 | 1:36 pm

    A U.S. farm worker and a horticultural assistant have filed lawsuits claiming Monsanto Co.'s Roundup herbicide caused their cancers and Monsanto intentionally misled the public and regulators about the dangers of the herbicide.

    The lawsuits come six months after the World Health...

  • Goldman CEO Blankfein says has ‘highly curable’ form of cancer

    September 22, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, said on Tuesday he had a "highly curable" form of cancer and would be able to work mostly as normal during treatment.

    The veteran Wall Street boss, who navigated the U.S. investment bank through...

  • Death makes life matter: Thoughts on my brother’s passing

    By Jared Sichel

    September 16, 2015 | 10:55 am

    Last February, I joined a club. It wasn’t my choice. It’s one of the worst clubs around, and if you’re not already in it, I hope you don’t become a member. If I could quit, I would. But the bylaws forbid it.

    Like all clubs, this one has its benefits, too. It provides a community...

  • Australia, Qantas Koala Class & Justin Bieber

    By Ilana Angel

    September 3, 2015 | 7:22 pm

    As I approach my 50th birthday I am examining my life and making a conscious decision to take more risks than I ever have before. By more risks of course I mean taking just one risk would be more than usual for me. I like to think of myself as brave when it comes to raising my son,...

  • Israeli scientists make steps toward decoding human genome

    August 31, 2015 | 8:59 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    [Jerusalem] Scientists at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University have announced the creation of an internet tool that they hope will be a step forward in tackling illnesses associated with mutated genes passed from parents to children. A...

  • Former President Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    August 20, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will start radiation treatment for it later in the day, adding that his fate was "in the hands of God."

    Carter, 90, held a news conference on his condition barely a week after...

  • Healing Powers Provided by Dr Teal’s

    By Ilana Angel

    August 18, 2015 | 12:33 pm

    I recently discovered products by Dr Teal’s and they are so fantastic I want to share them with you. I not only recommend them to you with 100% conviction, I will go further and encourage you to try them. I have used the Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution and the Pure Epsom Salt...

  • Former U.S. President Carter says he has cancer

    August 12, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer that had spread to other parts of his body.

    "I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter, 90, said in a...

  • Dating 101: A Trip Down Memory Lane

    By Ilana Angel

    August 5, 2015 | 3:53 pm

    Last night I had a dream about Coach. It was so vivid that when I woke up I was startled because I wasn’t sure where I was as the dream was so real. It was around 3 am and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I thought maybe something was going on with him so even though we have had no...

  • Cancer, Scars & Feeling Sexy

    By Ilana Angel

    July 30, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    I had surgery this week to remove a smidge of cancer. I say smidge because I think the word mass is offensive. It was not a mass, simply a smidge, and it was not Cancer with a capital C, simply cancer. Cancer is a horrible beast but I have decided to not give her any power. A silly...

  • Thank You

    By Ilana Angel

    July 27, 2015 | 10:50 am

    I’ll be taking a few days off beginning today and want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who spends part of their day with me. I’m going in the hospital this morning for my 2nd surgery in 6 months and while a little nervous and anxious, I am mostly relieved to have it...

  • Cancer took her limb, not her life

    July 24, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    Veterinarian Erica Heim has no idea where her left arm is. It  turned to ash, most likely, more than a decade ago.

    For years, the 42-year-old Encino native treated days-long bouts of excruciating shoulder pain with Tylenol, physical therapy and acupuncture, until an MRI located a...

  • Refusing Colonoscopy?  Bear Down and Send in Your Stool!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 2, 2015 | 4:26 pm

    Almost daily, I have to convince patients to get routine colonoscopies.  This never goes smoothly.  Some plead to wait another year, while others in their 70s flat out refuse to be subjected to such torture.  A colonoscopy is an invasive procedure that involves an unpleasant prep,...

  • Please Just Shut Up

    By Ilana Angel

    February 18, 2015 | 8:14 am

    I am an informed person. I read the newspaper, several news and entertainment sites online, and am active on social media. I see things, I hear things, I am told things. I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things. I like to talk about politics, religions, sex, and any other...

  • Mother, Father, Son & Valentine’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    February 13, 2015 | 8:53 am

    I have not been feeling good this week. All things considered I am doing great, but it has been a particularly emotional few days as I com\ to terms with my cancer diagnosis, mentally prepare myself for radiation, and try to understand how my life looks now. Cancer messes with your...

  • Bikur Cholim in L.A.: A blessing for my family

    By Jared Sichel

    February 12, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    Four months ago I wrote a story that, no doubt, caused problems for Bikur Cholim in Los Angeles, a group that provides invaluable resources and assistance to Jewish individuals and families who are in the area (as residents or visitors) for medical treatment. The story was fair,...

  • Choco-Fest, Wi-Fi history, a phone that smells cancer and more…This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 9, 2015 | 8:47 am

    The Israeli company that wants to remake Wi-Fi history

    When examining the vision behind Israeli tech company Powermat, you must go 14 years back to the year 2001: The Starbucks coffee chain had just installed WiFi antennas at their US branches, enabling customers to surf the...

  • Dating 101: Don’t be a mind reader

    By Ilana Angel

    February 6, 2015 | 7:51 am

    I went on my first date since having surgery. Ugh. It needed to happen and the truth is I was ready, but it was a comedy of errors and it took me a week to write about it because that is how long it took to stop crying and laugh at the absurdity of it all. I've written about...

  • Just Another Day

    By Ilana Angel

    January 14, 2015 | 6:00 pm

    I woke up this morning with a smile on my face. The sun was shining in through my bedroom window, the cat was asleep by my head, and I could hear my son shuffling around his room. I called out good morning and told him I loved him. He called back he loved me too, then came to...

  • Doctors, Angels & the C Word

    By Ilana Angel

    January 9, 2015 | 9:29 pm

    I went back and forth trying to decide if I should share this story, and through a series of conversations this week I decided writing about it is the right thing to do. I have shared every aspect of my life and there is no point in stopping now. I am writing about this experience...

  • All women win as Israel battles breast cancer

    November 17, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    As October Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to an end, the Old City walls in Jerusalem were illuminated with pink lights. But Israel’s promotion of breast cancer awareness is not just for show—Israel continues to be a global leader in breast cancer detection, research, and...

  • Terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon to donate his $100 million fortune to charity

    November 11, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Back in 2012, Sam Simon — best known as one of the creators of The Simpsons — was told he had terminal colon cancer and only three to six months to live. Since then, he’s been preparing to give away his entire fortune to the causes that matter most to him.

    In a recent interview...

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