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McClatchy NewspapersIf the sun burned out and all the cows died, pretty soon we'd all be walking around with rickets. Happily, the sun is still shining - that's pretty much a given in this heat - and the pastures are still populated with grazing bovines. But rickets is...
McClatchy/Tribune NewsWill sunscreens protect me? They can help, the FDA says. But take their label claims with a large grain of salt. The FDA has been trying since 1999 to get sunscreen makers to stop using what it calls "unsupported, absolute and/or misleading and confusing...
Tags: Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Education, Death
HealthKey.com contributor"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...
Chicago TribuneAs a sun lover with a fair complexion and a history of blistering sunburns, I've spent much of the last decade waiting for skin cancer. So when I noticed that a fleshy pink nodule on the side of my head seemed to be growing exponentially, I headed to...
McClatchy NewspapersAs the heat and sun settle in for summer, the calls to protect your skin from damaging rays begin. But with so many choices of sunscreens, sunglasses, hats and even sun-protective clothing, it might seem easier to hide out in a dark closet. Go ahead,...
Tags: Dermatology, North Carolina, Duke University, Education, Eyewear
Los Angeles TimesDo you think people look healthier and more attractive with a tan? If so, you're not alone, according to a survey released Monday by the American Academy of Dermatology. However, you'd also be wrong. The survey found that 72 percent of respondents...
HealthKey.com contributorAll that great time having fun in the sun may not be so great for your eyes, skin or hair. Of course, you'll be "looking good" with a rich tan and sun-kissed hair, but too much of Old Sol can leave you with fried hair, leather-like skin, cataracts and...
Tags: Skin Cancer, Triathlon, Hair and Nails, Cancer, Athletes
To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety awareness and to...
Millions of sun worshipers end up paying a high price for sunbathing, but now there's a new way to heal the sun damage, before it's too late. Dermatologist, Dr. Paul Friedman with DermSurgery Laser Center in Houston is using a topical chemotherapy that...
Tags: Biotechnology, Chemotherapy, Skin Cancer, Dermatology, Death
Have you ever slathered on sunscreen but somehow managed to miss your nose? Or the back of your hand? Or the tops of your feet? You're not the only one. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply less than half of the optimal...
Medical reporterThe dangers of tanning beds. A new report compares them to smoking, even arsenic when it comes to the danger. But the tanning industry is fighting back saying those studies are blinding people with hype. Matthew Turner, owner, Halsted Street Beach...
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