| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Welcome to Spring 2011. Trout season in southeastern Pennsylvania begins Saturday, April 2, and people are out climbing hills and walking trails all over the Lehigh Valley. The Central Range of the Trexler Nature Preserve was full of hiking an dbird...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
When society, culture and politics collide with public health, unintended consequences often arise. Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is a sexually transmitted disease known to cause …...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2010
Too much fun in the sun without sun protection results in photoaging--premature and excessive lines, wrinkles and age spots that make you look older than your actual age. Here are some treatments that can help rejuvenate dry, leathery skin and fade...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 8:45 PM
The Chilean mine is empty. The last of the rescue workers has been hauled up a narrow, 2,000 foot hole.
It puts the exclamation point on a 69-day ordeal for 33 miners who had been trapped in the mine. Earlier, the foreman who held them together when...
| Aug 10, 2010
Most of us have grown up knowing to beware of spiders like the Black Widow or the Brown Recluse. But what would you do if you thought one bit you? Do these spiders actually live in the Northwest?
Arachnologist Rod Crawford at the University of...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:47 PM
They're cute. They're often roadkill. Some gourmands say they're tasty, whether baked or barbecued.
Now Louisiana researchers have learned something else about nine-banded armadillos.
"A preponderance of evidence shows that people get leprosy from these...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Dan Rodricks' article, "MPT's flawed decision on flawed film" (June 19) is on the button. Mr. Rodricks' article may have been about MPT, but it highlights what is wrong with our heath care system.
The MPT film, "Under our Skin: A health Care nightmare"...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:02 PM
No one likes looking older . . . which is why we spend billions of dollars every year on over-the-counter products, prescription creams and fillers, and, most drastically, cosmetic surgery. Do any of these actually work to reduce the signs of aging? In...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:13 PM
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,...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 11:00 PM
Thirty years ago the gay community was in a full panic; something was killing gay men. Initially it was called the Gay Plague, and then GRID. A name so offensive the Gay community named it something else: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: AIDS....