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January 29, 2009
Q. A doctor just told me that a spot on my back is probably melanoma. He seems very concerned, but I thought that skin cancer was no big deal. Can you tell me more? A doctor just told me that a spot on my back is probably melanoma. He seems very concerned, but I thought that skin cancer was no big deal. Can you tell me more? Joe, La Cañada ?Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It begins in the skin cells that produce the substance that gives your skin its color.
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June 16, 2005
Services were held Tuesday at La Cañada Presbyterian Church for Matt Cronin of La Verne, (formerly of La Cañada), who passed away June 9, 2005, at USC Norris Cancer Hospital at age 23 after a courageous battle with ocular melanoma. Born May 30, 1982 in Glendale, Matt attended Paradise Canyon Elementary School, La Cañada 7/8, La Canada High (class of 2000) and Cal Poly Pomona. He was in Indian Guides, a Cub Scout, and played baseball with the La Cañada Junior Baseball Association.
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September 17, 2009
Sally Louise Osborne Wasson passed away peacefully in her home on Aug. 23 after a nine-month battle with melanoma cancer. Sally’s life began on April 10, 1927 in Massachusetts, the eldest of four children born to Marie and Clarence (Bill) Osborne. Her fondest memories were of summers on Cape Cod with friends and family. She married Nick Wasson in 1956 and moved to California where her four children were born and raised, first in South Pasadena and then finally settling in La Cañada Flintridge.
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June 22, 2007
Nadine Scott, who lived in La Cañada for nearly four decades and was active in clubs here, died June 2, 2007. She was born a twin on July 30, 1917 in Commerce, Okla. to Dollie and Isaac Collins, and was the eldest of five children. In 1936, at 19, she moved to California. She went to work for Security Pacific Bank and worked replacements through World War II. She met Ken Scott while enjoying an outing at the driving range. They had so many similar interests they fell in love and were married October 21, 1950, settling in La Cañada.
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August 14, 2008
Part 2 ? H ere are more beauty tips for you to use and enjoy. ? ??Clothing size chart: Extra small = S ize 2 Petite (under 5?4?) = Sizes 4-6 Small = Sizes 6-8 Medium = Si zes 10-12 Large = S izes 14-16 Extra large = 16+ ??Sunglass protection: Sunglasses should be coated with a UVA-UVB blocker which can screen out 100% of sun?s dangerous rays. Solid dark green and gray ones are best for protection.
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July 14, 2010
Q. I feel that the heat affects me more now than when I was younger. Are there extra precautions I should take? Emma, La Crescenta   When we are in the heat too long, we can experience heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. The symptoms of heat exhaustion are dizziness, headache and muscle cramps. The symptoms of heat stroke are difficulty breathing, hot or flushed skin and confusion. In both cases the body needs to be physically cooled down by a cool sponge bath or immersion in a tub of cool water, and medical attention should be sought.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 15, 2010
A 10% tanning bed tax hasn't deterred people with a hankering for golden-brown skin, salon owners said, but it is changing how they go about getting it. Passed in December as part of the federal government's health-care-reform act, the indoor sun bed tanning tax went into effect on July 1. It is expected the bring in $2.7 billion during the next 10 years, according to an estimate by the U.S Congress Joint Committee on Taxation. Tanning has come under increasing scrutiny, as medical research shows a direct link between sun exposure and skin cancer.
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January 29, 2009
Q. A doctor just told me that a spot on my back is probably melanoma. He seems very concerned, but I thought that skin cancer was no big deal. Can you tell me more? A doctor just told me that a spot on my back is probably melanoma. He seems very concerned, but I thought that skin cancer was no big deal. Can you tell me more? Joe, La Cañada ?Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It begins in the skin cells that produce the substance that gives your skin its color.
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