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Author Profile: Jeffrey Paul

About Jeffrey Paul

Who I am: I’m a Boston-based author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, a former university instructor of English, and a good, old-fashioned book nerd. When I’m not writing or reading, I’m playing power forward on an adult-league basketball squad, following my local, New England sports franchises, and geeking out to the latest hip-hop releases.

What I do: I’m the content editor for Mesothelioma Help Now.

What motivates me: As both a health nut and a news junkie, I believe very much in the power of making the latest and most relevant information available to the public. Further, as the son of a cancer survivor, I’m a major advocate for providing helpful resources and news to both cancer patients who are undergoing treatment and their loving caretakers.

Cure Cancer by 2020: Pipe Dream or Serious “Moonshot?”

In the fall of 1962 — a little over a year after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space — President John F. Kennedy outlined his ambitions for American space travel. In a speech to Rice University in Texas, he challenged the U.S. to put a man on the moon before the …

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February Is the Time To Reflect on Our Number 1 Killer

It’s February, which means that the stores are stocked with heart-shaped candies, cards, and balloons in eager anticipation of Valentine’s Day. What you may not know, however, is that February has even more significance when it comes to the heart than you may have at first realized. February is also “American Heart Month.” While there …

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New App Aims to Save Firefighter Lives

Of the many dangers that firefighters face, asbestos exposure is perhaps the most insidious. Unlike the immediate danger of running into a burning building, the harmful effects of breathing in toxic chemicals from dust and smoke — something that firefighters and first responders do quite frequently — can take years to appear. Once they appear, …

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Spread the Word: Tomorrow is World Cancer Day

Tomorrow, millions of people in up to 155 different countries will take part in the powerful global initiative, World Cancer Day. Over 200 activities have been planned worldwide, many of them devoted to encouraging cooperative research and promoting cancer awareness. Heather Bryant, the VP of the Canadian Coalition, Cancer Control, wrote, “On World Cancer Day, …

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Kentucky Lung Cancer Rates Soar to the Highest in the Nation

Kentucky: A state dotted with rolling hills and pastures; home to Lexington, the “Horse Capital of the World,” and birthplace of our 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln. But lurking behind the idyllic landscape and rich heritage is a troubling statistic — a lung cancer rate that surpasses any other U.S. state. Experts say lung cancer …

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Healing With Drones: Boston Hospital Leads the Charge Against Cancer

What do you think of when you think of drones? Remote-controlled aircrafts soaring high above foreign lands? Drone-delivery service dropping off mail and packages to our homes in some sort of Jetsonian future? Well, perhaps now we can add another mental association to that buzzword, as drones have permeated yet another field: medicine. The innovative …

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Mesothelioma Surgery: Potential Complications and Limitations

Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the 3 main treatments for the asbestos-triggered disease, pleural mesothelioma. They may be used individually, but are commonly used together. Surgery is used to physically remove tumors from the lung area, but it can also be used to improve a person’s quality of life by lowering pain and symptoms. There …

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Cancer Death Rate Lowest in 25 Years

President Obama, in his final State of the Union Address on January 12, 2016, pledged to continue and strengthen the search for a cure for cancer. Obama said, “For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.” With …

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