| Jun 16, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Teenagers don’t get skin cancer. At least, that’s what Katie Carmichael believed.
But an indentation on her leg tells a different story — a scar that remains five years after a specialist removed an inch of flesh, half a centimeter...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Hannah Crawford says she always assumed her seven- and nine-year old sons weren’t that concerned with what they would wear at the beach until they went to the beach in St. Joe’s, Michigan, last summer, and realized she left their swimsuits...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The words "broad spectrum" will take on new meaning for the public this summer. Those are the magic words the feds have desginated for the most effective sunblock products. Under new rules that took effect in December, the U.S. Food & Drug...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Name: Z Blok sunscreen
What it is: a sunscreen with an SPF of 30-plus with UVA and UVB protection that's designed for kids and adults with sensitive eyes and skin. The active ingredients are octinoxate (7.5 percent), oxybenzone (4 percent) and zinc...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:17 PM
From sledding and skiing to building a snowman in the backyard, winter offers a wonderland of fun activities for children.
But the cold-weather months can also pose safety concerns, such as frostbite and hypothermia, recreational mishaps and the spread...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:08 PM
The nearly 3 in 10 white girls of high school age who use indoor tanning beds likely will soon come face-to-face with a new and stiffer warning aimed at young people eager to get that sun-kissed glow in a hurry: Don't.
Faced with mounting evidence...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:51 AM
The Roanoke City Fire EMS Department transported 3 patients to Carilion Roanoke Memorial for burns within a matter of 3 days.
All 3 of these patients were taken to the UVA Medical Center Burn Unit.
They were all 3 very different burns:
- One burn...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:55 PM
In the past three days, Roanoke Fire-EMS says it has taken three people to the hospital for burns and scalds.
Here are some tips on how to keep you and your family safe from burn injuries:
- Never leave children alone around open flames, stoves...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A tan isn't worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18.
This is hardly a risky position. It...
| Jun 8, 2013
So, there you are in the sunscreen aisle, where the number of products on the shelves is approximately equal to the number of grains of sand on a beach. How to choose? Read the labels. Your decision may still not be easy, but new labeling regulations...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:46 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Across the nation, lawmakers are debating where to draw the line on young teen tanning, considering proposals that would make it illegal to expose minors to ultraviolet rays from sunlamps.
Those who support such a ban say the...