| May 17, 2010
Melanoma causes the most fatalities of all skin cancers, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. But early detection and treatment can literally "save your skin."
What Is It?
Melanoma is a malignant tumor that forms in the cells that make melanin,...
| May 10, 2010
May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. Part of being aware is knowing what to look for, especially when it comes to suspicious-looking moles. Read on to learn about what's normal and what may be cause for alarm.
What's a "Normal" Mole?
Normal moles are...
| May 7, 2010
"Mom, dad, can I go out and play?" How many times have you heard that? Even from an early age, kids love to spend time outdoors. Unfortunately, 54 percent of children burn or tan in their second summer, and 22 percent burn in their first, according to the...
| Apr 30, 2010
If you'd enjoy using your analytical and interpersonal skills to help people achieve and maintain healthier skin, consider a career as a dermatologist.
What They Do
Dermatologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing, treating and preventing skin...
| May 21, 2010
Skin cancer strikes everyone and know no age boundary either—athletes, movie stars, musicians, politicians, talk show hosts, reporters, royalty and regular people alike. Here are 16 well-known people who survived skin cancer scares—and three...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 1, 2011
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - When I was young, sun tanning was a popular pastime among my peers during the warm summer months. My friends had a golden glow.
However, I couldn't stand the heat, and I thought lying in the sun was boring. I stayed in the cool shade and...