Celebrating Summer Solstice 2014

Saturday, June 21, marks the first official day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky. But did you know that the summer solstice, as it's called, is the longest day of the year? Here are five facts to know about the first day of summer. When does the summer solstice begin, exactly? In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice begins at 6:51 a.m. EDT on June 21, according to Almanac.com, officially ringing in summer. The date … [Read more...]

Melanoma on the rise especially in women

Melanoma on the rise especially in women Between 1970 and 2009, cases of cutaneous melanoma have risen drastically, especially among young women under the age of 40. According to a population-based study carried out by researchers from the Mayo Clinic and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the incidence of melanoma has increased over the last forty years by a factor of eight in women and by a factor of four in men. These rates are higher than those published by the National … [Read more...]

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