“Cure” vs. remission: The wording makes the difference

If you listened to the news casually, it was an astounding feel-good story. Former President Jimmy Carter, who said this summer that he had skin cancer that had spread to his brain and his liver, pronounced in December that the cancer was gone. It was certainly heartening to those who admire the elder statesman. It had … Continue reading “Cure” vs. remission: The wording makes the difference

Tanning beds increase risk of melanoma: That “healthy glow” isn’t healthy

Tanned skin is in. Year round. Many teens and young adults happily hand over big bucks for bronzed skin in winter. But is that golden glow worth the increased risk of deadly melanoma? David F. Butler, MD, a dermatologist at Scott & White Clinic – Temple, cautions that tanning beds may increase the risk of … Continue reading Tanning beds increase risk of melanoma: That “healthy glow” isn’t healthy