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  • FDA approves new melanoma drug from Bristol-Myers

    December 22, 2014 3:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer. The agency approved Opdivo for patients with hard-to-treat melanoma that cannot be removed through surgery or has spread throughout the body. The approval was based on preliminary... more »
  • Kenilworth park to get shaded playground check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC park at Kenilworth is getting some extra shade for the playground. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation is funding a "The Sun Shades" project to provide shade covers at different parks throughout the city. They're partnering with BREC to complete the project. Leaders of... more »
  • Block out skin cancer with a free screening from Baton Rouge General check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, but you can block it out by getting a free screening tomorrow from Baton Rouge General Medical Center. The best ways to detect possible areas with skin cancer are to do self-exams. It's recommended... more »
  • Daily skin care tips check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2014 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local doctor suggests sunscreen as the most important part of daily skin care routine. According to dermatologist Dr. Z, the sun causes 80% of the skin's aging. Sunscreen helps stop that aging and fight off the sun's ultraviolet rays, which also cause skin cancer. ... more »
  • Gov't puts new age restriction on tanning beds

    May 29, 2014 12:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 as the federal government works to reduce rising rates of skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices. The Food and Drug Administration has regulated tanning machines for over... more »
  • Protect yourself during summer fun in the sun Play Video

    May 13, 2014 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - When the calendar turns to May, it means school is almost out. Soon everyone will be hitting the pool and beach for some fun in the sun. That is why May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. John Lyons and Renea Duffin with the Mary Bird... more »
  • Skin cancer awareness inspires 5k check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2014 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month, one foundation is putting on a 5k run to bring attention to the disease. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation is putting on the 2014 Hat Run to promote skin cancer awareness. The event is May 3 from 8 a.m.... more »
  • Different skin cancers and how to spot them check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 30, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed a hot topic with summer vacations getting into full swing: skin cancers. Dr. Stephens discussed the different types of skin cancer and who is more prone to it. He also showed pictures so you can know what to look... more »
  • How to spot dangerous skin spots check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z continued her series on skin cancer with more tips about how to spot melanoma. One of her clients, Kevin Smith, talked about a melanoma which developed on his scalp, hidden underneath his hair. His wife spotted it, and saved his life. If you... more »
  • Dr. Z talks skin cancer awareness and Hat Run check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2013 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z and organizers talked about skin cancer awareness and the upcoming Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation Hat Run. Dr. Z said melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and one person every hour dies from it. It also hits people between the ages of 15... more »
  • BR General offering free skin cancer screenings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 6, 2012 9:37 AM

    Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center is sponsoring a free skin cancer screening tomorrow at the Bluebonnet campus. Doctors will be conducting skin screenings and information on sun safety will also be provided. Registration is required. Call 763-4281 to make an appointment or visit http://www.brgeneral.org for more... more »
  • Know your ABC's of skin cancer

    June 7, 2010 10:39 AM

    Most of the 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed each year in the U.S. are considered to be sun related. Dr. Chad Prather joined John Pastorek this morning to teach you the ABC's of skin cancer. ABC's of Skin Cancer A- Asymmetry B- Border C- Color D- Diameter... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 21

    December 21, 2009 5:38 PM

    Balance problems for recovering alcoholics and skin cancer are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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