| 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 29, 2012
| 11:55 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Choosing the right sunscreen may be more difficult than you think. It may seem like a no-brainer, but, before you hit the beach, you should know all sunscreens are not created equal.
"When you look at a label and it says SPF, that...
| May 25, 2011
| 7:28 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...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 3:07 PM
House Speaker Michael E. Busch was treated this week for what he called a non life-threatening form of skin cancer -- a condition he attributes largely to his years of work as a lifeguard at a time when sunblock was less effective and often went unused....
| Feb 22, 2010
Although spring may be right around the corner, winter is still here. That means the sun is sitting lower in the southern sky and most of us are spending less time outdoors because it's just too darn cold. When we do venture out, we're usually bundled...
| Apr 16, 2010
We couldn't do without the sun. It keeps us warm, fuels photosynthesis so we have spinach to eat and helps our bodies make vitamin D. We couldn't see across the street without the sun. But it also has a dark side.
Do we even dare sunbathe these days?...
| May 1, 2009
Sunscreen is commonly hailed as safe, essential body armor. It protects us from blistering sunburn, keeps our skin from wrinkling and helps guard against squamous cell cancer.
But the evidence is inconclusive as to whether sunscreens reduce the risk of...
| May 11, 2010
Skin cancer is easiest to cure when caught early. So The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends monthly self-exams. Your doctor may suggest more frequent self-exams if you have a higher risk for skin cancer.
What to Look For
Skin cancer can start as a dark...
| May 14, 2010
If you're concerned about getting skin cancer (as everyone should be), you purchase skin products that contain SPF. But do your products contain a high enough SPF value to protect you from the UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer?
| Aug 24, 2008
FOURTEEN months ago, Richard Ehrlich left his office at the UCLA Medical Center, flew to Berlin and rented the best digital camera available. With the 39-megapixel Hasselblad safely stowed, he drove about 250 miles to the small town of Bad Arolsen and...
| Nov 1, 2009
We've heard it a thousand times -- sun exposure causes skin cancer and wrinkles -- but who wants to look pasty year-round? And even as the weather gets cooler, Californians love to keep a sunny glow.
FOR THE RECORD: