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3 Reasons to Add Squash to Your Family's Meals

Wandering through your grocery store's produce section, there are many nutrition-packed items that may leave you scratching your head and thinking, "What is that, and how on earth do you cook it?" Squash certainly falls into that category, as it has...

Young Cancer Patients at Risk for Loneliness and Isolation

A diagnosis of cancer is devastating to a person of any age. But for teenagers and young adults with the disease, it can be particularly lonely and isolating. As reported on CBC.ca, a group of adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors,...

Add More Greens to Your Diet With Bok Choy

Thinking about adding a new green vegetable to your family's diet? Here's one that you might want to consider! Bok choy is a member to the cabbage family, long used in Asian cuisine for stir fries, spring rolls and those oh-so-tasty soups. It has a...

Boy's E-mail Helps Raise Thousands for Cancer Fundraiser

An e-mail from a 9-year-old boy helped raise thousands of dollars in a skate-a-thon fund-raiser for cancer. Dan4th, Flickr
What started as an e-mail plea from a hockey-loving 9-year-old from Rhode Island, grew to thousands of dollars in donations...

Cancer Patients Take Flight to 'North Pole'

Maria Jannotti watches her daughter Carla Jannotti pet Pete the Penguin at the North Pole tucked away at an Orlando International Airport maintenance hangar. Credit: Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel / MCT
Kids whose lives have been consumed with...

Teen With Cancer Issues Plea for Restoring Car; Offers of Help Pour in

Tyler Shipman didn't want cancer to keep him from restoring his beloved car. Credit: Daneele Shipman
Car enthusiasts from all over the country banded together to help a Minnesota teen who suffers from a rare form of cancer complete a...

Make-a-Wish, Attend the Inauguration

Can you think of a greater thrill than getting to meet the man who would be the next President of the United States? Seventeen-year-old James Kessler, couldn't. So the teen, who is battling a rare form of sarcoma, with the help of the Make-a-Wish...

Putting Ourselves First

ParentDish is pleased to welcome Rene Syler to our team. Rene hosted CBS news' The Early Show from 2002 - 2006; she is the author of The Good Enough Mother, and is currently at work on her second book. You can spend more time with Rene at her web...

Third-Hand Smoke Harming Kids

Smokers-and your children--beware. Even though you may smoke outside, or roll down the window to let in fresh air when you're smoking in the car, toxins remain in your hair and on your clothes that can ultimately poison your kids. Sound scary? well,...

Five Year Old Cancer Patient Leaves Hundreds of Notes for Her Family

When five-year-old Elena Desserich was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, she set out to help her family deal with her death in a truly remarkable way. The kindergartener started writing -- she created "The Kindergarten Survival Guide" for...

Lance Armstrong to Be a Daddy

Seven-time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong is set to be a father again, for the fourth time. Cyclist Lance and girlfriend Anna Hansen are preparing for a new bundle of joy in June of 2009. Lance has three other children with ex-wife Kristin...

Doctors Remove Fully-Formed Foot From Newborn's Brain

This may seem like something out of the Weekly World News, but is, in fact, being reported from UK's Times Online. American doctors in Colorado Springs, Colorado, removed a fully-formed foot from the brain of a three-day-old infant after detecting a...

Baby Born From Transplanted Ovary

I hate to say it's a miracle, but by heavens, IT'S A MIRACLE! Well, actually, it's science. A baby girl has been born after a twin donated an ovary to her sister, who was infertile. According to reports, this is the first time the ovary transplant...

Boy's Rare Illness Leads to Challenges, Hope

Kris had always dreamed of having a large family and by the time she was 30, she was living that dream. She and her husband Kurt were parents to four children – Avery, Aidan, Jonah, and Ethan – all under the age of six. But life was not...

Twins born from cancer survivor's 13-year-old sperm

A woman in Taiwan recently gave birth to twins. No big deal there, right? Well, it turns out the sperm used to make those beautiful babies was thirteen years old. It was also donated from a cancer survivor--the woman's husband. The sperm had been...

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