| Jul 24, 2011
As summer heats up, we've learned to slather SPF 15 or higher all over our bodies and faces in an effort to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. We've also been told to recite our ABCs when checking for unusual moles: asymmetry, border irregularity and...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Summer's just about to launch but hot weather made an early start this year. For most, it's an inconvenience, but for others it can be deadly. Here are some practical and fun ways to beat the heat — for children, adults, the elderly and pets....
| May 25, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Elizabeth K. Hale, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist and a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. She specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 4:23 PM
The federal government today approved a new drug that has been found to help people with advanced melanoma, the first such approval in 13 years. The drug, going by the name "Yervoy," is made by Bristol Meyers Squibb. According to the Skin Cancer...
| Aug 13, 2010
If the sun burned out and all the cows died, pretty soon we'd all be walking around with rickets.
Happily, the sun is still shining - that's pretty much a given in this heat - and the pastures are still populated with grazing bovines. But rickets is...
| Jun 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Hitting the beach this summer, are you? Here's something to help with the sun protection: Sephora and The Skin Cancer Foundation have unveiled the fourth edition of the Sun Safety Kit.Â It features the best-of-the-best in sun protection, andÂ 100% of...
| Jun 15, 2010
| 12:44 PM
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Shape Magazine's Bikini Body Tour hits the sand this Saturday at Santa Monica Beach. This is the second stop for the annual tour, which kicked off in Miami's South Beach in May and is dedicated to helping women get ready......
| May 26, 2010
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is caused by changing cells. It can occur anywhere in the body but appears most often in areas that have had frequent sun exposure: ears, lower lip, face, scalp, neck, hands, arms and legs.
Stages: From Easily Curable to...
| May 24, 2010
Actinic keratosis (AK), is a dry, scaly, rough-textured spot, patch or lesion that forms on the outer skin. It's caused by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight or tanning lamps. AKs usually appear after age 40 or 50 because they...
| May 21, 2010
It's not quite the same as finding a genie in a bottle, but using tanning products from a bottle can work magic on your face and body, giving you a youthful, healthy glow.
Play it Safe, Even With Self-Tanning Products
Whether you use a lotion, cream,...