Why Women Must Take Charge at the Medical Doctor

June 28, 2011

A new study from the medical journal, Cancer, reveals that women with breast cancer often don’t get the treatment they need. It’s part of a bigger problem in the health care industry that affects all women and men. To get good care, you must take charge and ask questions. ABC News medical director Dr. Richard Besser gave some great advice on how to do just that and not feel bad about it. Click here to watch Dr. Besser’s tips.

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Increased Skin Cancer Cases Incites Stricter Sunscreen Labeling

June 15, 2011

Beach days are back again, as well as the cancer causing UVA and UVB rays. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration imposed new regulations starting next summer for sunscreen products protecting consumers against the harmful rays of the sun. These new labeling guidelines come only after 30 years of inaccurate and loosely regulated sun protecting creams and lotions. Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News Chief Medical and Health Editor, reports on the new sunscreen guidelines here.