As a specialist in skin disorders and cancers, Dr. Janellen Smith sees firsthand what too much sun can do. She stresses that people - especially those in sun-worshipping Southern California - should be aware of the health risks associated with prolonged sun exposure and take proper precautions.
Increasingly, cancer patients supplement traditional treatments with alternative therapies such as herbs, diet and acupuncture. Unconventional approaches to prevention have gained in popularity, too. But do they work?
An innovative UC Irvine School of Medicine program designed to lessen Latino healthcare disparities in California will produce its first graduates this year. PRIME-LC students will move into jobs as resident physicians and - it is hoped - herald a revolution in healthcare for a third of the state's residents.