April 16, 2014: Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients
Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

April 11, 2014: After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear
Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

April 08, 2014: Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma
Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

April 04, 2014: Melanoma Death Risk Higher for Men Living Alone?
Dangerous skin cancer often detected at advanced stages in this group, Swedish researchers say

April 03, 2014: Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

April 03, 2014: Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail
Don't rip off the skin

April 02, 2014: Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds
There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say

March 25, 2014: Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online
Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves

March 23, 2014: Rashes From Wipes, Liquid Soaps on the Rise
Culprit is a widely used chemical preservative, skin doctor says

March 23, 2014: College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break
FDA has tips on sun safety, medication, staying hydrated and more

March 21, 2014: Otezla Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis
Condition affects some with psoriasis

March 18, 2014: Health Tip: Avoiding Acne Triggers
These things may cause skin problems

March 17, 2014: Health Tip: Washing Baby's Clothes
Avoid skin irritation

March 14, 2014: Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds
It's probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests

March 07, 2014: Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers
Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years

March 05, 2014: Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

March 03, 2014: Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Advanced Melanoma: Study
Some patients kept disease at bay for more than a year after last dose of nivolumab

February 28, 2014: Steroids Often Prescribed for Psoriasis, Countering Guidelines
Their use may cause skin flare-ups and isn't backed by evidence, study author says

February 28, 2014: Health Tip: Is That Itchy Skin Eczema?
Here are typical symptoms

February 26, 2014: Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons
More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013

February 26, 2014: Skin Cancer May Have Driven Evolution of Black Skin
Researchers note that Africans without any dark pigment often die young of the disease

February 19, 2014: Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study
Whole-body exams more common among film viewers

February 19, 2014: Health Tip: Ward Off Dry Skin
Run a humidifier at home

February 17, 2014: Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen
Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

February 14, 2014: Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds
In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

February 12, 2014: Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study
Disease spread was detected and treated sooner, with better survival in patients who received 'sentinel node' biopsy

February 12, 2014: Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

February 07, 2014: Skin Cancer Risk Seen in Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange
Decades later, raised rates of non-melanoma disease reported in U.S. veterans exposed to the herbicide

February 06, 2014: Voice Changes May Follow 'Nose Job' in Some Patients
Small study from Iran didn't find speech problems, however

January 29, 2014: 1 in 3 Americans Has Used Tanning Beds, Upping Skin Cancer Risk
Global study finds similar numbers elsewhere, despite widespread knowledge of the dangers

January 28, 2014: Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer
In mouse study, scientists say they've used stem cells to grow large numbers of active follicles

January 24, 2014: Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head
Experts offer advice on how to avoid infestation

January 16, 2014: FDA Warns of Fires From Wart Removers
Don't use flammable products near candles, hair appliances, agency says

January 15, 2014: Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Genital Herpes Treatment
But larger, longer trials are needed, experts say

January 13, 2014: Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children
Researchers report six cases where stopping use of wipes resolved skin reaction

January 10, 2014: FDA OKs 2-Drug Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma
In trial, Mekinist and Tafinlar together seemed to perform better than Tafinlar alone, agency says

January 10, 2014: Mekinist Plus Tafinlar Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma
The most deadly form of skin cancer

January 10, 2014: Health Tip: Taming Acne
Don't expect medication to work immediately

January 07, 2014: Health Tip: Understanding Age Spots
Usually due to sun exposure

January 03, 2014: Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk
Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

December 30, 2013: Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice
Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

December 28, 2013: Dermatologist Offers Tips on Dry Winter Skin
Keep showers short, apply moisturizer, wear soft fabrics such as cotton

December 26, 2013: Tanning Salons Now Outnumber McDonald's Outlets in Florida: Study
Indoor tanning has strong ties to skin cancer and Florida has one of the highest rates of the disease

December 11, 2013: Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

December 04, 2013: Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice
After short-term success, chemical resistance developed, study finds

December 04, 2013: New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

December 04, 2013: Healthy Blood Flow Seen a Year After Face Transplants
Study of three patients found 'excellent' circulation in transplanted tissue

December 02, 2013: Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says
39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

November 30, 2013: Coping Tips for Winter Skin
Moisturize, cleanse (but don't overdo), expert says

November 26, 2013: Health Tip: Soothing Baby's Eczema
First, get the pediatrician's OK