| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a "healthy tan" may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study.
Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished.
The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Ahhh, the beach. The baking sun, soft sand, cresting waves and sea breeze on your face.
There's nothing quite like spending time at South Florida's beaches. Why do we feel so good there? And are the benefits from the beach physical or psychological?...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:52 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)...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Florida Atlantic University is looking to step into the big leagues of Big Data.
The National Science Foundation awarded FAU $600,000 to create a Big Data Training and Research Lab on its Boca Raton campus. The new lab will allow FAU to do work it needs...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:41 AM
The public has some misconceptions about what dermatologists actually do, according to a recent U.S. survey.
"Overall, 46 percent of the participants thought that we spend the majority of our time managing skin cancer and 27 percent thought that we...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Ten Southern California surgery centers once affiliated with the defunct 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign are suing UnitedHealth Group Inc. to get reimbursed for hundreds of Lap-Band weight-loss procedures.
The lawsuit comes amid federal and state...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:27 PM
However long other ticket buyers stand in line to see "Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story," Mike White has waited longer.
Nearly four decades, in fact.
White, the former football coach at UC Berkeley, has hoped to see a film about the story of Roth, the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Mike Schmidt, perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history and a harsh critic of players using performance-enhancing drugs, sat down with reporters Saturday to discuss his recovery from skin cancer.
"I'm a very lucky man," said the former...