| Jun 2, 2012
| 1:29 AM
CALEXICO — At a young age, Nicolas Soberanes, 18, had to overcome many obstacles in his life. On his fifth birthday, his father, Fernando Soberanes was diagnosed with skin cancer. The financial situation of the family wasn’t always stable...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Chicago is now one of the first major cities in the nation to ban tanning for teens.
The City Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of the tan parlor ban Wednesday in a move the sponsoring alderman said is aimed at protecting children from cancer.
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Mouse print: It's the catch, the gotcha, the bait-and-switch.
It's print advertising's tiny type, fit for reading by mice, or a speed-talked disclaimer on TV or radio that often makes an advertised claim false or misleading.
"FREE BOX OF CORN FLAKES...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Forget the old "apple a day" motto; an "Aspirin a day" is more like it!
It seems like the over-the-counter painkiller can be a cure-all for things like heart attacks, stroke prevention and if you're interested in preserving the health of your skin, it...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:44 PM
A young widow and her daughter will be able to pay medical bills and save for college after a fundraiser at Woody's Wharf raised more than $17,000 Wednesday.
Irvine resident Kirk Howe died at age 34 of melanoma, after a 16-month bout with the disease. He...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Gel and acrylic manicures are a super-hot trend in nails.
For about $30 each, the techniques use ultraviolet light and plastic bonding resins to achieve strong and shiny nails that last for weeks with no chips, cracks or breaks. But are they safe?...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 2:38 PM
He loved his family, friends and cars.
'I`ve had plenty of days were I`ve cried myself to sleep, cried myself awake in the morning. But, it`s good. I want to be strong for Dad and enjoy the moment,’ Damon Root, Richard’s son said....
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:34 AM
Summer’s here, bringing with it pool parties and beach trips, but when it comes to protecting our skin, even those of us with the best intentions often forget to use sunscreen – or at least we forget to reapply as we should. Here are 5...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Just days after stepping down as Kentwood’s long time mayor, Richard Root died last week. Monday, the community began paying its final respects at a visitation for the beloved public servant.
Person after person filed into the Matthysse Kuiper...
| Jul 25, 2012
For a long time when I would see a male baby boomer in a wide-brimmed hat of leather, suede, or floppy canvas, I would think middle-age crisis.
Now I think skin cancer.
Misspent youths baking beneath the midday sun slathered in baby oil like so many...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Family, friends, and members of the community attended funeral services for Richard Root on Wednesday at Brookside Christian Reformed Church, located at 3600 Kalamazoo Avenue in Kentwood. Pastor Paul DeVries officiated.
The procession consisted of 95...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:42 PM
As we embark on beach season, SHAPE magazine will host its Summer Beach Tour from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at North Ave. Beach.
The event will include fitness classes led by Chicago Athletic Club instructors and an exclusive class taught by Hollywood...