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Skin Cancer

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  • 20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma

    20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma
    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...
  • Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study

    Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study
    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...
  • Healing waters? It's what the beach life does for us

     Healing waters? It's what the beach life does for us
    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?...
  • Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life

    Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life
    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)...
  • FAU gets $600,000 to create Big Data lab

    FAU gets $600,000 to create Big Data lab
    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...
  • Many think of dermatology as superficial: survey

    Many think of dermatology as superficial: survey
    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...
  • Designer fashions alternative route for cancer therapy

    Designer fashions alternative route for cancer therapy
    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...
  • 800-GET-THIN surgery centers sue insurer over Lap-Band payments

    800-GET-THIN surgery centers sue insurer over Lap-Band payments
    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...
  • Gwyneth Needs To Recouple With Reality

    Gwyneth Needs To Recouple With Reality
    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...
  • Newport prepares for namesake film festival

    Newport prepares for namesake film festival
    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...
  • Hall of Fame slugger Mike Schmidt discusses skin cancer recovery

    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...