| 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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:45 PM
How do you spell conscious uncoupling? Where I came from, we always spelled it the way Tammy Wynette sang it, which is D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
I had one of them myself, several decades ago. That's when I discovered that even uncontested divorces still prove...
| 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...
| 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 8, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A new app created by a professor at the University of Houston is capable of screening patients for skin cancer within seconds, with an 85% accuracy rate.
DermoScreen, as the app is called, is still undergoing testing, but if it is eventually approved...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As a vegetarian and daily yoga practitioner, Amy Johnson thought she was healthy before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Now she consumes 50 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of Granny Smith apples and 14 heads of romaine lettuce each week in...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Hugh Jackman took his skin cancer prevention tour to the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" red carpet on Saturday in New York City, where reporters apparently asked about the bandage high on the right side of his nose.
On Thursday, the actor who plays...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Kenny Rogers had a small scuffle with skin cancer, according to a picture he posted Wednesday on Instagram.
"...but you should see the other guy!," the legendary country singer said in his caption. "Had a bit of skin cancer removed today -- I recommend...
| 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 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...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tanning beds have long been a source of controversy with several studies showing that the practice can come with a costly price — skin cancer. But do you have to worry about an increased risk of melanoma at the nail salon too?
The question has...