Medicine

Skin Cancer On The Eyelids Surprisingly Common

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, account for five to 10 percent of all skin cancers. While only a small number are lethal, eyelid skin cancers can cause significant tissue damage, blindness and can spread into the nasal and orbital cavities (the area behind the eye).

A Heart-Healthy Berry Meringue Dessert

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole-grain and high-fiber foods, fish, lean protein and fat-free or low-fat dairy products is the key to maintaining a heart-healthy diet. The summer is an opportune time to take advantage of fresh produce and begin incorporating fruits and vegetables in meals, snacks and even desserts.