| May 22, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I'm not going to lie, I love the sun.
Everyday the weather permits, my daughters and I are outside playing. BUT, we are a fair-skinned bunch, so before we head out, I slather them in sunscreen. They moan and groan about it, but too bad, "no sunscreen,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Dogs suffering with potentially fatal skin cancer may qualify to receive expensive treatments for free through a route not often available in South Florida: a veterinary clinical drug trial.
The Animal Cancer Care Clinic, which has a hospital and two...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: What are the latest and best treatments for vitiligo?
A: Melanin is the substance that gives color to our skin. Sometimes, melanocytes do not produce melanin. The result is vitiligo, producing white patches on different areas of the skin.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Prayer, positive thinking and participation in a clinical trial using a drug as-yet unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have got her to this point.
Last June, when Rebecca Ballard, then an English teacher at York High School, was...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Dr. Lisa R. Ginn and Dr. Robert Weiss, both board-certified dermatologists, offer some advice for skin care:
Sun protection. Using both sunscreen and protective clothing such as hats is key. "Sunscreens don't have to be expensive," says Ginn, but the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:29 PM
With the warm weather and long days of summer finally here, people are spending more time outdoors. While many people are aware of the need to protect themselves from the sun, reducing children’s exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV)...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Summertime means being outside, whether it's at the beach, a street festival or just in the backyard.
As good as it might feel to soak up the sun, doctors warn that people need to take more seriously their use of sunscreen to avoid premature aging or...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:23 PM
After reporting the latest news about treatment for melanoma (the good news: Valley residents have access to the latest in pharmaceuticals for deadly stage IV melanoma. The bad news: Incidence is growing overall) here's an important reminder as we enter...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:08 PM
After three decades of pitching his screenplays, Allan Folsom had a handful of credits: two episodes of the 1980s series "Hart to Hart," a nature documentary and a syndicated TV movie.
Then came the kind of blockbuster break that struggling writers...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The FDA wants to deter teenagers from using tanning beds, and officials are hoping a new warning sticker will help.
Citing evidence that tanning in young adulthood is related to an increase risk of skin cancer later in life, the Food and Drug...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:00 PM
When it comes to sunscreen, applying more is more. And with rash guards and surf wear riding fashion's trend wave, the same could be said about the latest swimwear, which is stylish yet smartly covered up. Designed in protective fabrics constructed with...