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    1. Q&A with Kathy Bates

      A popular actress on stage and screen, Kathy Bates has played everything from an unhappy wife (Fried Green Tomatoes) to a literary fan gone psychopathic (Misery), a free spirit mother of an adult son (About Schmidt), a wisecracking political advisor (Primary Colors), and Gertrude Stein (Midnight in

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    2. Alan Cumming Tunes Into Music Therapy

      Scottish actor Alan Cumming, who voices kilt-wearing, Braveheart-channeling Gutsy Smurf in the upcoming movie The Smurfs, made a special guest appearance this past April at the bedside of Sal, a patient undergoing chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. There, he per

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    3. Q and A With Seth Rogen

      Canadian actor, comic, writer, and director Seth Rogen got his start in the entertainment world by doing stand-up comedy as a teen. When he was just 17, he landed his first role in the TV sit-com Freaks and Geeks. From there, the Vancouver native has gone on to appear in a number of movies, includin

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    4. Stewart Francke Fights Leukemia One Song at a Time

      Singer/songwriter Stewart Francke is no stranger to receiving awards for the soulful hard rock he's been playing since he was 19, but this month he's being honored for his musical efforts to aid people with leukemia. A survivor of the disease, Francke is receiving the Civic Leadership Award from the

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    5. Japan Radiation Risks: FAQ

      The situation at Japan's earthquake/tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant continues to keep radiation in the news. Though the most obvious risks are in Japan, people in the U.S. and other countries have also voiced concern about the possible effects of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. What

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    6. Rap Star Nelly: Fitness, Fatherhood, and a Health Foundation

      Rap star Nelly, born Cornell Haynes Jr., is one of the most well-known (and successful) artists in his genre. With a string of chart-topping hits and music industry awards, he's one of the best-selling male artists in American music history. He's also devoted to raising awareness about the importanc

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    7. Sam Champion Spotlights Skin Cancer

      Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion will be reporting on more than just the elements throughout May, which is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. He'll be urging ABC viewers to get informed about the disease, and on Melanoma Monday -- May 2 this year -- he will deliver an on-air message about

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    8. I Had the Cancer No One Talks About

      By Darci Picoult It began with a bump. The size of a pinhead. Innocuous. An innocuous little pinhead of a bump on my vulva. Given that my gynecologist said the bump was probably nothing, I laughed it off. Which, in turn, made my bump mad. Very mad. It wanted my attention. And so it grew. I smeared i

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    9. Lisa Niemi: Healing From the Loss of Patrick Swayze

      Since 2009, when actor Patrick Swayze died from pancreatic cancer, his widow, Lisa Niemi, a dancer, writer, and yoga practitioner, has focused not only on her own healing process, but on leading efforts to fight the disease in this country. WebMD the Magazine sat down with Niemi and asked her about

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    10. Christina Applegate Seeks Early Detection for Breast Cancer

      Cancer didn't catch Christina Applegate unprepared. Because her mother had battled both breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Applegate had been going for regular mammograms since the age of 30. "But when I turned 36, my doctor said that my breasts were just too dense for mammography alone, and he refer

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