| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Ten years after La Cañada Flintridge became its own city, Joan Feehan started her career at City Hall.
A mother of five, she had rallied for the incorporation years before and now was able to protect and build on the community she loved.
In 1986, she...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:13 AM
A study conducted by the University of Miami found that tanning salons outnumber McDonald's restaurants and CVS pharmacies in Florida, according to the Miami Herald.
Researchers set out to find whether skin cancer can be linked to certain geographic...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Those who have a habit of biting their lips may find that a small bluish bump has developed inside their mouth. It might disappear on its own or it might linger. Dr. Zaineb Hassan Makhzoumi, an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:32 PM
It was a jarring note to begin a year of celebrating surfing — an image of a shark with its mouth wide open, looking set to devour a board like the one it was painted on.
But if it garnered attention for a cause, mission accomplished.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:32 AM
In a new line of attack on canceled health policies, two California residents are suing insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross, alleging they were misled into giving up their previous coverage, the Los Angeles Times reported.
About 900,000 Californians and...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2013
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, and now the results were available. It was, he told me,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:56 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:44 PM
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...