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Phillip Walker Blues guitarist and singer Phillip Walker, 73, a blues guitarist and singer who backed such stars as Etta James and Lowell Fulson, died of heart failure Thursday in Palm Springs, said Marc Lipkin, publicity director for Alligator Records....
Show TrackerForcing House and Wilson to become roommates has to be the best decision "House" writers have made in years. Their cohabitation has opened up countless opportunities for insights into both characters' heads and hearts... and, more importantly, countless...
Booster ShotsNon-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. But just how common is it? According to a new estimate, more than 2.1 million Americans were treated for 3.5 million cases of the cancers in 2006.......
Brand X Files: Violating Lady Gaga's personal space. Richard Dawkins wants to arrest the pope. Skin cancer cure?Brand X'Stalkerish' superfan infiltrates Lady Gaga's inner sanctum: And then, of course, blogs about it. (Gawker) Scott Brown snubs Sarah Palin, bags 'tea party' rally: This wonât be the first time Brown has seemed to distance himself from Palin. Shortly...
GreenspaceEnvironmental Health News published a story today about new research that suggests farm pesticides may have a link to melanoma. Sun exposure has long been thought to be the primary cause of melanoma and remains the leading factor. But the......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMelanoma rates have risen 50% among young women in the U.S. since 1980, a trend that may be related to an increase in the use of tanning salons and exposure to the sun's damaging rays, according to a report released Thursday. Among young men, melanoma...
Times Staff WriterLA JOLLA, Calif. — Alysson Muotri was looking for brain cells that glow in the dark. With growing frustration, the 31-year-old Brazilian cancer biologist stared through his microscope at slides of brain tissue for any evidence his experiment had...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWondering if you should have that mole on your arm checked out? There have been a few updates on what you should look out for. Most dermatologists now recommend the following: * Look for "ugly ducklings." The Skin Cancer Foundation recently promoted this...
Tags: John Wayne, Cancer, Mole (lesion), Skin Conditions, Tumors
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMany of us are, shall we say, rather haphazard sunscreen users -- a fact that makes dermatologists apoplectic. But, in this era of evidence-based medicine, three nagging questions remain: How much do we really need to worry about skin cancer? How tightly...
Tags: John F. Williams, Cancer, Australia, Family, Europe
My dad did everything he could to look his best that morning. He shaved, brushed his hair and changed into a clean shirt. I stepped into his room, where he lay on his bed, propped up with pillows. His face was pale and his eyelids heavy; an oxygen...
Tags: Chemotherapy, Golf, Ovarian Cancer, Family, Judaism
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWe've long been told to keep an eye on our moles lest they progress to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that's treatable if caught early, deadly if not. But not all moles are equal -- some are risky; others can be safely left alone. The biological roots of...
Special to The TimesMY MATERNAL grandmother had Alzheimer's disease. Before she died, she forgot our names, our faces and, eventually, how to speak and think.But my grandfather's heartbreak was the most painful to witness. I remember watching the two of them on the sofa...
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