Sun Cancer Soars
    March 31, 2005
    Sun Cancer Soars

    Men and women born in 1970 - now in their mid-30s - already are being diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Shockingly, these young adults are being diagnosed with mela…

    Eczema Treatment Warning
    March 21, 2005
    Eczema Treatment Warning

    The breezy television ads for certain steroid-free eczema treatments have always bothered me. While they don.t say anything untrue, they do incorrectly imply that this treatment is gentler and safer t…

    The How and When of Skin Protection
    August 18, 2004
    The How and When of Skin Protection

    How and when sun damage occurs to children's skin may surprise you. Many parents know that in the United States alone more than 1 million skin cancers are diagnosed in adults each year, resulting from…

    Sunburn
    November 3, 2002
    Sunburn: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Tanning, Radiation damage Introduction to sunburn: Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) t…

    Heat Stroke
    October 30, 2002
    Heat Stroke: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat prostration Introduction to heat stroke: Whether it’s a baby at the beach on a hot day, a toddler left in a sweltering car, or a budding young at…

    Summer Sun -- Summer Fun or Long-term Foe?
    June 29, 2001
    Summer Sun — Summer Fun or Long-term Foe?

    One of my college roommates met a tragic early death from malignant melanoma. He was a sports enthusiast who frequently spent hours unprotected in the sun -- he always had a tan. Unfortunately, he's n…

    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure
    June 14, 1996
    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Children are at the highest risk for sun d…