| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no.
In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Indoor tanning is a great way to get skin cancer – especially if you start young. People who use tanning beds, sunlamps or tanning booths before age 35 are up to 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and those who begin before 25 may double their...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 PM
You know you shouldn't have, but you did. You got sunburned. And now you're itching to know what to do about it.
Here are a few tips from Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a pediatric dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and an...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Splashing in the surf and soaking up rays are just a part of life in the summertime: We take an average of 2 billion trips to the beach every year in America.
While most of those trips end with the kids packing up seashells (and tons of sand) to take...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:22 PM
They can't agree on climate change. Fixing the rate increase on student loans? Nope. The farm bill remains in legislative limbo. Leave it to skin cancer to bring together warring Congressional Republicans and Democrats. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th...
| Aug 5, 2013
As a surgical oncologist, I'm usually the one delivering the bad news. But this time I was the recipient.
Nine days earlier, my dermatologist had taken a biopsy from a small pink dot on my back, and now the results were available. It was, he told me,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 12:10 AM
SEELEY — A woman was arrested this week on suspicion of arson of an inhabited building after a fire burned a manufactured home in Seeley in February.
Kimberly Ann Counts-Lineses, 42, was arrested at her new residence in San Diego on Tuesday...
| Jun 11, 2013
UMBC's Brown wins Under Armour AD of the Year Award
UMBC athletic director Charles Brown has been named a Division I-AAA Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award recipient by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of...
| Jun 13, 2013
Dear Amy: We all have stories about hurtful things that parents can say to their adult children, but my mother seems especially clueless about this.
The thoughtful and kind person I talk to on the phone is a hateful, complaining drag in person. She...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I am a member of the baby oil generation. Half a century ago, we spent our summers at the pool, slick with a kind of fluid magnifying glass that turned our skin red, then brown.
You wouldn't have been caught dead without a suntan back in the day. And...
| Jun 8, 2013
So, there you are in the sunscreen aisle, where the number of products on the shelves is approximately equal to the number of grains of sand on a beach. How to choose? Read the labels. Your decision may still not be easy, but new labeling regulations...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Rows upon rows of sunscreen products fill area pharmacy sections, but it will be a little bit easier to choose the correct product this summer.
Sunscreen packaging is changing due to mandates from the Food and Drug Administration that require more...