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My Dog, My God And Cancer

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

My dog is my teacher -- she reminds me to enjoy simple pleasures and to live fully today. Cancer is my teacher -- it reminds me that everything is impermanent and everyone dies.

My Story: Vitamin D And Cancer Treatment

Ginny Fraser | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginny Fraser

As someone who has had melanoma, the sun has been significant in my life since my diagnosis and recovery. In other words, I've avoided it. But it now seems that might not have been entirely wise as it has deprived my system of Vitamin D, which is being increasingly heralded as powerful in cancer prevention and treatment.

How To Talk To Someone With Cancer

Salon | Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

The holidays can be a social minefield under the best of circumstances. It's as if, in the last two weeks of the year, all the dramas of the past 12 m...

Study Shows This Group Of People Have Higher Melanoma Risk

Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner Doctors have long known that people who survive one melanoma have a markedly higher risk of developing another of these aggr...

Standing up to Melanoma

Debra Black | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Debra Black

Several years ago, I had a reddish spot on the bottom of my right foot about the size of a pencil eraser. A biopsy showed that it was melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

RationING, or RationAL? Health Care Cost Control Falls Victim to Ideology

David Ropeik | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics
David Ropeik

To a patient, approving or disapproving coverage of health care based on a comparison of costs against benefits is rationing, in all that word's ugliest meanings. But to everyone suffering from the excessive cost of health care, this sort of decision making is rational.

Catherine Pearson

Could Your Hairdresser Save Your Life?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hair pros aren't just good at cuts, blowouts and dispensing life advice; they can also serve as the first line of defense against skin cancer by check...

What's New About Sunscreen

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While the extended daylight hours afford us more time to be outdoors and active, we still need to keep in mind that sun exposure can be deleterious to our skin health.

What To Look Out For When Picking A Sunscreen

Hillary Peterson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary Peterson

After surviving thyroid cancer and a melanoma, I was determined to find a sunscreen that did the job without unnecessary exposure to toxins.

Study Finds UK Locals Fail To Use Sunscreen, Rely On Clouds For Protection

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.05.2011 | Travel

Britons are failing to armor up before going outside to fight that old nemesis, the sun. A study by the North West Cancer Research Fund revealed that ...

Driving May Contribute To Skin Cancer: Study

Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Before you head out on your summer road trip, consider this. Researchers have discovered a link between driving and deadly forms of skin cancer. Fr...

The ABCDEs of Melanoma: Don't Let Sun Worship Turn Fatal

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Southern Californians carry on a love-hate relationship with sunshine: we love that bountiful sunny days mean plenty of time at the beach and outdoors, but we're wary of the damage it can do to our skin.

How to Live a Long and Healthy Life: The 10 Things Every Woman Needs to Know

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.14.2011 | Women
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Over the past two decades, important actions have been taken to make women's health a national priority. Now let's build on this success by working together to ensure a healthier future for women in the years ahead.

Tanning Beds: The New Tobacco?

Ronald L. Moy, M.D., FAAD | Posted 08.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald L. Moy, M.D., FAAD

Now, we find ourselves in a similar public health fight against another cancer-causing habit: tanning, and indoor tanning in particular.

The New Rules Of Sun Safety

Health.com | Ilana Blitzer | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living

You’ve been following the rules when it comes to sunscreen for how long now? At this point, you’re a diligent daily sunscreen wearer, and you ...

Soothing Cures For Sunburn

Posted 07.25.2011 | Healthy Living

We all know that the best way to keep skin healthy is to avoid getting sunburns in the first place. Having multiple burns, especially when they happen...

Weekly Health Tip: Here Comes the Sun

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Bright spring days will lead to summer before we know it, so it's time to step up efforts to protect your skin from sun damage.

Malignant Melanoma: The Silent Killer

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2011 | Home
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

Summer is just around the corner, and everyone is looking forward to free time outdoors in the sun. That is why we must be aware of the most dangerous form of skin cancer: malignant melanoma.

The Plane Ride Home From Houston

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

We had taken the doctor's advice to leave Houston for home as soon as possible while Kenny could still fly on a commercial plane.

Houston Is Probably A Nice Place

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

If I had been more present with Kenny I would have listened to him talk about how he felt about not making it. I would have opened my mind and heart to hear him and hold him while he talked.

Indoor Tanning: The Newest Addiction?

Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean

Are you simply after a bronzed glow, or using some deadly rays to cope with an underlying psychological issue?

Nuclear Power Ambivalence: the Fears and the Facts

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Germany's ambivalence about nuclear power, common in many developed countries, is again on display following the decision by Chancellor Merkel and the...

Skin Cancer Doesn't Discriminate

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Even though African Americans and Hispanic Americans are less likely to develop melanoma, they are more likely than white non-Hispanics to be diagnosed after the disease has spread.

Is Profit Behind Dermatology's 'Sun Scare' Message?

Harmon Leon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harmon Leon

Is there a correlation between young women being the largest consumers of skin care products as well as being the largest demographic group scared into dermatologists' offices?

Top 10 Tips To Prevent Skin Cancer (VIDEO)

Illumistream | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Skin cancer, or melanoma, doesn't have to happen! Dermatologist Dr. Hadley King shares the top 10 tips to help you protect your body, and keep your sk...