Blog Posts by Mikaela Conley

  • 'Don't Say Gay' Eighth Grader PSA Goes Viral

    A half-minute Don’t Say Gay PSA has gone viral after YouTube user playahata646 and his little brother demonstrated a funny and pithy way to discourage people from using the phrase.

    “In 8th grade we had a PSA project. ( Public Service Announcement) Don’t Say Gay. I chose a funny way to present it. Subscribe! And thanks to my little brother for being the star!” He wrote on his YouTube page.

    The eighth grader’s little brother shines in the clip after he slaps his brother across the face and admonishes his brother for using the phrase, “gay.”

    “Don’t say ‘gay,’” he yells. “It’s mean, and it’s offensive!”

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  • ‘Survivor’ Star Ethan Zohn Says Cancer Returns

    Ethan Zohn | Photo Credits: Theo Wargo/WireImage.comSurvivor” star Ethan Zohn, 37, told People magazine that he is once again fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

    Zohn, who won “Survivor: Africa,” told People that he had been in remission from the cancer for almost two years until September, when he learned his cancer had returned. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a treatable cancer that targets the immune system.

    Studies suggest 10 to 15 percent of people with early stages of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and 30 to 40 percent of those treated for later stages of the disease experience recurrence.

    “It’s localized in my lung area,” Zohn, 37, said. “But it’s good that it’s not all over my body.”

    Hodgkin’s lymphoma is most common in people ages 15 to 35 and people over the age of 55. It’s also more common in people with a family history of the disease, as well as men, according to the National Cancer Institute.

    Nearly 9,000 people will be diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the U.S. in 2011, and an estimated 1,300 will die from the disease. Symptoms

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