Tag Archives: skin cancer

A nurse in dark goggles sits by a patient lying with skin exposed to a bright electric light. December 20

Don’t be SAD: A Very Brief History of Light Therapy

By Michael Sappol As December 21, the shortest day of the year approaches, when the gray and dark is at its height and golden sunshine is scarce, it’s easy to feel gloomy. Doctors have a diagnosis for that, Seasonal Affective Disorder (conveniently acro­nymed as “SAD”), a name coined in the 1980s by Norman E. Rosenthal, […]

French poster warning of danger to sun exposure. August 07

A Call To Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

By Ginny A. Roth   In the fun summer months, it is often difficult to remember that outdoor activities in the hot sun can cause serious damage to the skin. This 1997 French poster, “Le soleil peut être dangereux, travail ou loisirs, protégez-vous” (“The sun can be dangerous, at work or play, protect yourself”), published […]

A tanned woman in a bandeau bikini and big sunglasses basks in the sun July 19

Fry Now. Pay Later.

By Ginny A. Roth Summer is here and with it are the hot temperatures that lure us outside for summer vacations, pool parties, and long days at the beach.  But be careful. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and when having fun in the sun, […]