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Skin Cancer

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  • Good dogs: The list

    Good dogs: The list
    They're more than man's best friends: They're friends with benefits. Here are a few ways dogs are helping to make our lives healthier, safer and longer. Search and rescue: When disaster strikes, search-and-rescue dogs are never far behind. After the...
  • My Turn: Response to husband's eye patch? Argh!

    My Turn: Response to husband's eye patch? Argh!
    The man in the picture is not a pirate. It's my husband, Curtis, who underwent Mohs surgery for the removal of a small basal cell carcinoma along and near his lower eyelid. Though the skin cancer wasn't much by itself — "It won't kill you," the...
  • Michael Hiltzik: Clinics plug nonprofit to help patients get Lap-Band coverage

    Michael Hiltzik: Clinics plug nonprofit to help patients get Lap-Band coverage
    Jessica Bleaman, 21, responded in 2009 to an ad from 1-800-GET-THIN, the outfit that has been touting weight-loss surgery incessantly in the Southland via broadcast commercials and freeway billboards. Her experience with the gastric-banding purveyors...
  • How to protect the scalp from skin cancer

    How to protect the scalp from skin cancer
    As summer heats up, we've learned to slather SPF 15 or higher all over our bodies and faces in an effort to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. We've also been told to recite our ABCs when checking for unusual moles: asymmetry, border irregularity and...
  • My Turn: Make the call — to your doctor

    My Turn: Make the call — to your doctor
    "You have malignant melanoma," the dermatologist told me. But that wasn't the worst of it. The worst part was that thepathologist's report had been in my chart for over a year and my dermatologist had never told me. As I sat there absorbing the news, I...
  • Battle for state Senate seat in Riverside County turns nasty

    Few of the primary contests that voters will decide Tuesday are as rancorous as the one between two Republicans who once served together in the Legislature. The fight between John Benoit and Russ Bogh, who once sat a few feet apart in the Assembly and...
  • Anna Gorman chat transcript

    2007-04-13 12:51:04.0 Administrator: Hello everyone, thank you for coming to the chat. We're starting a bit early so please send your questions. 2007-04-13 12:51:12.0 Helen : I have the BRCA2 mutation. I inherited the mutation from my Dad. He passed away...
  • Children's hospice in danger of closing

    Children's hospice in danger of closing
    At this late date, about the only thing Mary Stark can protect her son from is bad news. Brandon is dying. He spends much of the day in an old La-Z-Boy recliner that his father rigged on wheels. A NASCAR quilt his mother made is tucked up under his chin....
  • Ray Ellis dies at 85; arranger worked with Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Doris Day, scores of others

    Ray Ellis dies at 85; arranger worked with Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Doris Day, scores of others
    Ray Ellis, the versatile pop music arranger who wrote the charts for hits by the Four Lads, Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Johnny Mathis, has died. He was 85. Ellis, a longtime resident of Ojai, died Oct. 27 of liver cancer at an assisted-...
  • Harold A. Ellis Jr. dies at 77; co-founder of the Grubb & Ellis real estate company

    Harold "Hal" A. Ellis Jr., a founder of real estate services firm Grubb & Ellis Co. and one of the best known figures in U.S. real estate, died Monday of metastatic melanoma at his home in Piedmont, Calif. He was 77. Ellis built a small Oakland brokerage...
  • Bruce Snyder dies at 69; Cal's head football coach for five years

    Bruce Snyder, whose 20-year career as a college football coach included an unbeaten regular season at Arizona State University, died Monday. He was 69. Snyder, who also spent five years as UC Berkeley's head football coach, died at his home in Phoenix,...