| Oct 17, 2012
She doesn't know how many women she has helped over the years. But, she does know that their numbers are growing.
For a dozen years now, Suzi Williamson, 69, a breast cancer survivor herself, has been providing women cancer patients with free scarves,...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The ability to effectively communicate a complex idea is one of the many things that separate man from the lesser animals. Animals do communicate to a degree, like a dog that raises his hackles to make himself appear larger than he is to a potential foe,...
| Aug 10, 2012
A few years ago Sean McWalter noticed his hair was thinning—not much but enough for him to try the baldness drug Propecia.
“Soon after I started taking it there was some noticeable side effects,” Sean said. “Mainly I just felt...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Despite its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm. Instead, it develops when fungus grows and multiplies on the skin. Dr. Dakara Rucker Wright, a dermatologist with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group who practices at Kaiser Permanente's Towson...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 2:47 PM
The cause for Alopecia Areata is unknown. Doctors think it’s an autoimmune condition but they aren't sure, the one thing they do know, the condition causes hair loss. Amelie St. Romain was diagnosed at the age of two.
That's where Locks of Love...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Latina Sethman-Benthall has no hair. By age 12, after several years of patchy hair loss, her diagnosis of alopecia universalis, an autoimmune disease that affects 5 million Americans — men, women and children — left her completely bald.
| May 11, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Mother's day only comes once a year, and for Karen Sorensen, thismother's daywill be really special.
Karen has alopecia universalis and lost her hair when she was only 7-years-old.
Alopecia universalis is a rare medical condition that causes total...
| May 3, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Hair loss is most commonly thought of as a man’s issue. But according to the American Academy of Dermatology, women are almost just as likely to suffer from this condition.
“Anyone after the age of 17 can experience hair loss and thinning,&...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Game of Thrones" may be set in a fantasy world of long, long ago but the clothes the characters are wearing strike some observers as remarkably on-trend, including crop tops, prints and fur. Alec Baldwin is engaged. Mattel is coming out with a bald...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:34 AM
In mice and men, baldness is a scourge that cries out for a cure. Fortunately, a far-flung group of American researchers is on it, and on Wednesday reported progress on this front in the very sober journal Science Translational Medicine.
| Jan 29, 2012
Vin Diesel has embraced his baldness. And it's doubtful Michael Stipe spends much time browsing for toupees. But not all of the 40 million American men with follicularly challenged scalps are going quietly into that bald night. They're raging — with...