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Melanoma

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...

The Toxic Truth Of Sunscreen (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Despite sunscreen use being higher than ever, skin cancer is still on the rise. The most common cancer in the United States, skin cancer accounts for...

Sunscreens With Vitamin A May Accelerate Skin Cancer: FDA Knows Of Link

AOL News | Andrew Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (May 24) -- Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spr...

The Dangers Of Indoor Tanning

aolhealth.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Although tanning beds were labeled "carcinogenic for humans" by the International Agency for Research of Cancer and moved to its highest cancer risk c...

Saving Face: Skin Cancer

Sally Thorner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Thorner

It's always been about my face. My sister pursued her artistic talent. My brother parlayed his smarts into several advanced degrees. I tried to ca...

Of Death and Taxes

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

We are more than willing to accept an increase in taxes that would make it possible for people under sixty-five to get the same healthcare we do. The only alternative is national bankruptcy.

Malignant Melanoma: How To Avoid A Lethal Cancer

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

There is alarming evidence that sunscreens do not protect against long-wave radiation. This penetrates deeply into the skin, and is responsible for lethal malignant melanoma, the fastest rising cancer.

Why Tanning Beds Are the Cigarettes of Our Age

Kate White | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate White

We owe it to everyone, particularly to young women, to make sure that the risks of tanning are clearly communicated and understood and that tanning beds are regulated as tightly as devices with their risk-profile merit.

Tanning Industry Lies

Solmaz Poorsattar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Solmaz Poorsattar

For years the indoor tanning industry has been making irresponsible and dangerous claims regarding the safety and health benefits of indoor tanning.

We Who Are About to Die Will Bankrupt You!

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The President's plan seems to be getting nowhere, and we who already have Medicare can just say "The hell with it." But I think we'd better all give it more thought, and somebody ought to think about a solution rather than shout, "No, no, no."

Why A Freckle Could Be The Death Of Me

Janet Carlson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

Melanoma is the black-belt of skin cancers. It travels stealthily, horizontally through the skin and sets up satellites that can get busy. Left untreated, melanoma can kill you.

Summer Is Here! How You Can Avoid the Sun, But Still Have Fun

Yuna Shin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yuna Shin

My dislike of the sun is actually the result of a combination of both the Korean cultural upbringing and the photosensitivity I suffered as a child.

Sun-proofing Your Child's Skin

JJ Levenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
JJ Levenstein

A parent has good reason to engage in sun protection early on: One blistering sunburn from unprotected sun exposure as a child can possibly double the risk of melanoma later in life.

Frank McCourt Has Melanoma

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A publicist for Frank McCourt confirms the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes" has cancer. Scribner spokesman Brian Be...

Dueling Docs - Does the Sun Really Cause Melanoma?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

Melanoma has always been considered linked to sun exposure, and sunscreen thought to protect against it. Now some doctors raise doubts.

Skin Cancer Now Most Common Cancer Among Young Women In UK: Study

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, is now the most common cancer in young British women, the country's leading cancer organiz...

Are We Our Own Healers?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Today as I waited in the doctor's office, I felt calm and secure. I felt that after spending years with a victim attitude and years in denial, that this time I was the one determining my diagnosis.

How John McCain Could Think Pink and Redeem his Reputation as a Hero

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

Which is why, when McCain loses the election, I propose he dust off his image as a hero, and become one. We would have McCain to thank during Melanoma Awareness month.

Please Get a Second Opinion, Senator McCain!

Dr. Anne Chapas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Anne Chapas

Reclassifying the tumor, would change Senator McCain's statistical survival at 10 years from about 60 percent to 36 percent at the time of diagnosis, according to a published study.

Cancer Expert Discusses Dangers of McCain's Health Record Secrecy

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

McCain is the most public of public figures right now. We have the right to know about his health history because it could interfere with his ability to lead and become a national security issue.

McCain's Age, Melanoma, Mental Lapses...and Palin -- Demand an MRI Before November

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

John McCain is 72 years old, and despite showcasing his 95 year old mother and his own protestations to the contrary, 72 is, well, 72. Couple that w...

John McCain's Health Records Must Be Released!

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

We have enlisted a group of doctors from around the country to lead the effort to make sure the public is able to make judgments for themselves. Secrecy is not of service to our democracy, transparency is.

Confessions Of A Recovering Tanorexic

Val Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Val Brown

I have friends who have "embraced pale" for years. But the opportunity to maintain an alabaster complexion (in my mind, the only look that works if you go sunless in summer) was wasted during a couple of years in school in Miami, Irish freckles emerging for, alas, life.

Reading The Pictures: A Crude Salute

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-30-mccain_cindy_oilderrick.jpg Conservatives obviously don't get the irony of having their presidential nominee and wife billboarding militarism while standing next to an oil derrick.