NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t


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According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of people who have developed melanoma has more than doubled over the past 30 years. Dermatologist Darrell Rigel joins Fresh Air to explain the sun’s effects on the skin, what “SPF” means and why skin cancer rates are going up. A clinical professor at New York University Medical rumsfeld.gifCenter, Rigel has tested sunscreen efficacy for Johnson & Johnson and the Procter & Gamble Company. He is the lead editor of Cancer of the Skin, the major textbook in his field. Rigel maintains a private practice in Manhattan. ALSO, journalist Bradley Graham examines the successes and failures of former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld in the new biography, By His Own Rules. Graham was a reporter and editor at The Washington Post for more than 30 years, where he covered military and foreign affairs as the paper’s Pentagon correspondent. He is also the author of Hit to Kill: The New Battle Over Shielding America From Missile Attack.

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