| Jul 15, 2010
We're hearing some startling new numbers about skin cancer.
We all know people with fair skin have a greater risk for developing the potentially deadly disease, but a closer look at the numbers reveal death rates are much higher for people with darker...
| Sep 19, 2010
For beauty lovers, makeup can be fun, artistic, playful even. Makeup gives us a chance to dip our fingers into a universe of color, twirl about in pots of shimmer and glitter and gloss, and exert the creative impulse with turquoise, ochre, midnight blue,...
| Mar 11, 2011
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Not long after stepping into the eerie new show of ultra-realistic sculpture at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia you may start to feel like you stumbled into a world where time stands still.
Art — the aging watchman who sits by the...
| Aug 16, 2011
At La Feria del Nopal, we celebrate the CACTUS plant with a free concert! We also want to showcase its nutritional benefits, significance to current Mexican culture and honor its roots as a food staple in pre-Hispanic Mexican culture. Celebrity Chef...
| May 17, 2011
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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and while more information is available, the problem is getting worse. Melanoma is one of the only cancers that is on the rise.
"I went in the sun tan beds, when I was younger, a lot. I laid out in the sun, sometimes...
| Jun 15, 2011
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Early detection of skin cancers — particularly melanomas — is crucial to treatment. You can help protect yourself with regular at-home body inspections, says Dr. Melissa Schwarzschild of Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists in Richmond,...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2012
1 Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment....
| Apr 28, 2008
Wondering if you should have that mole on your arm checked out? There have been a few updates on what you should look out for. Most dermatologists now recommend the following:
* Look for "ugly ducklings." The Skin Cancer Foundation recently promoted this...
| Sep 17, 2009
Skin cancer is the most common type of the disease, but even its most deadly form - melanoma - is very curable if caught early. In addition to avoiding overexposure to the sun, doctors recommend monthly self-exams and regular checks from a professional:...
| May 11, 2009
Treating moms and dads to brunch or backyard barbeques is a great way to honor them on Mother's Day and Father's Day, but the American Academy of Dermatology hopes more families will start another annual tradition - screening their loved ones for skin...