Chantelle Brown-Young success as a model may come as a surprise since she is afflicted with vitiligo, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own pigment-producing cells. Yet her mass appeal invites reflection upon the concepts of health, impairment and disability vis-à-vis perceptions of beauty. Her international success notwithstanding, Brown-Young finds it imperative to help others appreciate beauty in its various forms. During her first appearance on America's Next Top Model, she imploringly asks "How can I show you the beauty in differences?"
Rhode Island Hospital is currently testing out Google Glass in a dermatology study. Over the next six months, emergency room
As a Dermatologist I have to warn you -- there is no such thing as a "healthy glow" from a suntan. In fact, ultraviolet radiation from the sun has been classified by the World Health Organization as "known to be carcinogenic to humans." Meaning, we have proven scientifically that sun exposure causes skin cancer.