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Skin Cancer

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  • News briefs: Smartphone applications not always reliable to assess skin cancer

    Be careful if you use a smartphone application to monitor a suspicious mole for the deadly skin cancer melanoma. A new study finds the performance of these apps is not always reliable. The study, published online in JAMA Dermatology on Jan. 16, 2013,...
  • News briefs: Harvard research finds protective link between most cancers and Alzheimer's disease

    They are both dreadful conditions, but it appears cancer reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, especially among people treated with chemotherapy. That's the word from a Harvard-based study presented July 2013 at the Alzheimer's Association...
  • Obama policies could stifle Md.'s biotech industry

    The Food and Drug Administration's plans to streamline the approval process for "breakthrough" drugs that treat life-threatening diseases is great news for patients and has enormous potential for our pharmaceutical industry, already in the midst of an...
  • Teens: Say no to tanning beds!

    I have previously discussed the importance of sunscreen, but it's equally important to discuss the risk of artificial tanning and the use of tanning beds. I've emphasized that it's never too young to start using sunscreen, but for some reason teens...
  • Review: The Hammer's Forrest Bess retrospective a commanding vision

    Review: The Hammer's Forrest Bess retrospective a commanding vision
    Forrest Bess had his first vision in 1915. He was 4 years old. He kept having them for the next 62 years, often when he closed his eyes to fall asleep at night. In 1946, when he was 35, Bess began to transcribe his abstract visions into paint on canvas....
  • Don't fall behind on skin care

    Don't fall behind on skin care
    Though summer is in its final days, this is not the time to let up on skin care when it comes to the sun. We talked to Dr. Mary Martini, a dermatologist and head of the dermatology, pigmented lesions and melanoma program at Northwestern Medicine, for...
  • New proof sunscreen fights aging — but it's a major commitment

    New proof sunscreen fights aging — but it's a major commitment
    New research offers convincing proof that daily sunscreen use can slow the signs of aging and protect against cancer to boot. Wait. Daily? Yes, every day, the whole year round. Of those who took part in the years-long research and were assigned to use...
  • STAR program helps survivors of childhood cancer navigate long-term later years

    STAR program helps survivors of childhood cancer navigate long-term later years
    It used to be that when a child received a cancer diagnosis, the focus was primarily an immediate one: To cure the child. But over the last two decades, researchers have found that the cancer treatments that are so effective in saving children's lives...
  • It's tuneup time for Proposition 13

    It's tuneup time for Proposition 13
    Has anyone started a pool on how long Proposition 13 will remain standing, the way it now stands? The process that made Proposition 13 possible is 100 years old, but the revolutionary tax makeover is 35. And it could be argued that its effect on the...
  • Californians climb the learning curve for AMBER text alerts

    Southern California residents got their first exposure to the new America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response system Monday night, when their mobile phones suddenly displayed an alert telling them to be on the lookout for two children believed to have...
  • Summer Skincare Tips

    Summer Skincare Tips
    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...