| 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.
| Dec 30, 2011
| 11:42 AM
As a hairstylist, Sharon Potter is used to changing people's looks, but she's also changing the lives of kids who don't have hair.
Potter, the owner of Salon Nouveau in Grand Rapids, has been working with an organization called "Children With Hair Loss"...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:04 PM
People with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy may soon be able to check one side effect off of their list: hair loss. If the claims and study results are as good as they appear to be, patients can wear a cold hat during chemotherapy to prevent...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Over the years, Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll has had every hairstyle imaginable, including a bubble beehive, a ‘60s flip and even multi-colored hair extensions. But she’s never been bald.
That may change if the women behind the...
| 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,...
| 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,...
| 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,&...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...