| Nov 16, 2013
Forgive Helen Williams of West Hartford if she didn't know exactly where she was in August when a dermatologist removed two skin lesions in a routine procedure.
She thought she was in a doctor's office in Farmington, a practice affiliated with the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Before they got married, Brent Larson, a proofreader for an advertising agency, and his wife, Melissa Jacobson, a teacher, had been to one too many "traditional weddings with traditional customs," Larson said.
So, they preceded their wedding with a trip...
| Nov 9, 2013
Do you end up with manicure-wrecking bubbles in your nail polish? Does your hair go right to Frizzville after you blow-dry it? According to ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, odds are you're not using your hair and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Thomas P. Kugelman was a dermatologist of the old school — a medical dermatologist, not a cosmetic one. His practice, which eventually included his daughter Lisa, concentrated on repairing skin damaged by accident or disease, rather than enhancing...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I have eczema that comes and goes, and I'm currently using a steroid cream, which helps. I am sure when I stop the cream, it will return. Any advice? — E.H., Tampa
Dear E.H.: There are many factors to consider when treating...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve.
The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87.
"Howard was one of the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:23 PM
An advisory panel recommended Friday that the state Health Department revise language on its parental consent form for indoor tanning to specify that the practice can cause skin cancer.
The recommendation by the Maryland State Council on Cancer...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I'm a 23-year-old homo who came out one year ago. Life has done good and bad things to me. Good things include success in the intelligence lottery, a full ride to college, and now a job with a six-figure income. Sadly, I find that my place in life is...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:16 AM
My mom showed me the spot on her face recently diagnosed as skin cancer.
"I showed it to my dermatologist last time, but he just kept saying it was psoriasis," she said. Finally, on her last visit, she insisted he take a closer look, and bingo. Basal...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Ouch! Yeoww! Sizzle ... Yikes! Eeeck! Whiff … Dang! Why did I ever think I wanted that tat there forever?
Tattoo removal is a sort of oxymoron, an expression of opposite concepts. Taking the plunge into inking one's skin has something in common...
| Sep 18, 2013
Though summer is in its final days, this is not the time to let up on skin care when it comes to the sun. We talked to Dr. Mary Martini, a dermatologist and head of the dermatology, pigmented lesions and melanoma program at Northwestern Medicine, for...