| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:21 PM
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. It was, he told me, malignant melanoma, the most deadly...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:01 PM
A form parents must sign before their children use indoor tanning devices will warn that the practice can cause skin cancer and possibly death under a new policy state health officials adopted Friday.
"Indoor tanning can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer...
| 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.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Today’s Movie Quote Quiz features an interesting twist. All the quotes here are from movies featuring actors who appear in No. 1, the origin quote, if you will. Once you identify that one and recall its stars – and a......
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The leaves have fallen, frost is on car windows every morning, and hundreds of bros across the North Side are posting selfies to show off their sometimes pitiful, sometimes impressive attempts at growing mustaches.
Yes, we're in the midst of another...
| Sep 18, 2013
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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Indoor tanning is a great way to get skin cancer – especially if you start young. People who use tanning beds, sunlamps or tanning booths before age 35 are up to 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and those who begin before 25 may double their...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no.
In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has been forced out of his post amid a major management shakeup that puts NBCUniversal Intl. president Jeff Shell in charge of worldwide operations for the studio's motion picture group. His newly created title is...