| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:21 PM
As a surgical oncologist, I'm usually the one delivering the bad news. But this time I was the recipient.
Nine days earlier, my dermatologist had taken a biopsy from a small pink dot on my back. It was, he told me, malignant melanoma, the most deadly...
| Aug 1, 2013
Adopting a good seasonal skincare routine is essential if you plan on soaking up any amount of UV rays. Just ask Jennifer Silbar. She spends most of her summer on the sand of Chicago’s beaches, but that doesn’t mean she’s basking in rays...
| Feb 6, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong.
Unless a vision...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Dr. William F. House, a dentist-turned-ear specialist who 50 years ago defied the medical establishment and many advocates for the hearing impaired to champion an implantable device, now widely accepted, that made everyday sounds audible to the profoundly...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Jack Pardee, an All-Pro NFL linebacker whose career with the Los Angeles Rams was interrupted in the mid-1960s when he battled malignant melanoma before returning to the field and becoming a well-traveled coach, has died. He was 76.
Pardee, who was...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Cancer has a way of tilting perspective.
Ask Stephen Joly.
After his discharge from the Army in 1975, Joly worked as a grease monkey for a Chrysler dealership, then joined his family's steel construction business a few years later when his grandfather...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no.
In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 9:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tanning facilities often given inconsistent or incorrect information about the risks associated with indoor tanning and may let kids as young as 10 or 12 tan, according to a new study from Missouri.
Although the U.S. Food...
| Jun 8, 2013
So, there you are in the sunscreen aisle, where the number of products on the shelves is approximately equal to the number of grains of sand on a beach. How to choose? Read the labels. Your decision may still not be easy, but new labeling regulations...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:57 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After decades of using one-size-fits-all therapies to combat cancer, doctors are using new tools to help decide when their patients can skip chemotherapy or other harsh treatments.
An approach to oncology that has been in place...