| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Skin-care tycoon Kate Somerville, who boasts more celebrity presence at her Melrose Place skin clinic than the Ivy's front patio, will be heading to Neiman Marcus Topanga on Thursday to sign copies of her new book, "Complexion Perfection!: Your Ultimate.....
| Nov 10, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Scientists say some whale species off the Mexican coast are showing signs of severe sunburn that may be caused by the damaged ozone layer's decreased ability to block ultraviolet radiation. The seagoing mammals would be particularly vulnerable to the sun....
| Jul 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
There are still a few more weeks left in the summer, and thousands of kids are being sent to summer camp. Here are 10 tips from the Hartford Courant that will help you protect your kids from the elements. 1. Sun and Heat Protection: Protecting campers...
| Jun 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Something strange is happening in the sunscreen aisle. Shelves that had been stocked with bottles claiming SPF, or sun protection factor, ratings of 30 now have products that trumpet SPF ratings of 55, 70, even 110+. But a new study......
| Apr 16, 2010
We couldn't do without the sun. It keeps us warm, fuels photosynthesis so we have spinach to eat and helps our bodies make vitamin D. We couldn't see across the street without the sun. But it also has a dark side.
Do we even dare sunbathe these days?...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 11:19 AM
How to treat rashes and marks on your skin the safe way:
Stay out of the sun if you've just had a chemical peel or laser treatments as these treatments make the skin much more sensitive to the sun. If you are taking other medications, such as...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 6:28 AM
Fourth Annual Teb's Troops' March on Melanoma Chicago 5K
Sunday, July 25
www.tebstroops.org Free skin screens by a dermatologist on a first come, first served basis
Tips on melanoma detection and prevention:
Limit or avoid...
| Jul 3, 2010
Q. I have taken naproxen regularly for the past several years, having had knee replacement and shoulder surgery. When I take naproxen, my blood pressure goes up from 115/70 to about 145/94.
I was told my blood pressure problem was...
| Jul 15, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that ultraviolet light is actually good for some skin conditions?
ANSWER: It is true: ultraviolet (UV) light—a culprit behind sunburns, wrinkles and skin cancer—does offer benefits for some skin conditions. In a...
| Jun 27, 2010
Something strange is happening in the sunscreen aisle. Shelves that had been stocked with bottles claiming an SPF, or a sun protection factor, of 30 now trumpet SPFs of 55, 70, even "110+." This not-so-subtle escalation often comes with corollary pricing....
| Jul 2, 2010
Emergency-room professionals have their own name for the long, lovely, lazy days that kids look forward to in summer: trauma season. Because that's when hospitals see a spike in drownings and heat-related accidents.
Here are some of the biggest...
| Jun 7, 2010
Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children.
"I've always heard the higher the SPF [sun protection factor] the better, until you...