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Warm Winter Olympics All the Better for Sun Protection

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments by

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and we’re reminded once again how important it is to protect ourselves from the sun year round. In fact, sun protection is much easier to overlook during winter. UVA and UVB rays are always a danger for unprotected skin regardless of the temperature or time of year.

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The Sun, Heat and Skin Cancer: Is Tennis Too Dangerous?

Jan 18, 2014 No Comments by

If you’re a tennis player or a tennis fan, you know that tennis requires you to be out in the sun for hours at a time. But even when it isn’t as hot as at was at the Australian Open last Thursday, a larger and less obvious danger remains: how are people protecting themselves from UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer?

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Texas teens bid farewell to tanning beds

Jun 21, 2013 No Comments by

Texas will now join California, Vermont, Oregon, and Nevada in prohibiting tanning beds for minors under 18 years of age.

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Oregon joins the tanning bed “ban” wagon

May 29, 2013 No Comments by

On May 9, 2013, lawmakers passed a bill making Oregon the third state, following California and Vermont, to restrict indoor tanning for minors less than 18 years of age. The only exception is if a minor has a Doctor’s note allowing him or her to tan for medical purposes.

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FDA works to increase awareness of tanning bed risks

May 07, 2013 No Comments by

Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would reclassify sunlamp products and require labeling to include a recommendation designed to warn young people not to use these devices.

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Tanning bed legislation – where are we now?

Apr 09, 2013 No Comments by

This week, the Connecticut Health Committee passed a bill they hope will ban teens from tanning beds. The state senate and house still need to pass the bill before it becomes state law. Nationally, anti-tanning bed regulations have increased significantly over the past decade due to rapidly increasing skin cancer rates and new studies on [...]

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#TanningIsOut: A Pledge for Teens

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments by

Spring break, prom, summer, all the reasons teens say they tan are around the corner. The Melanoma Foundation of New England is asking high school and college students to take the “no-tanning pledge” through their Your Skin Is In program. While the pledge contest portion is only for schools in New England states (Connecticut, Maine, [...]

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Are gel manicures Safe?

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments by

Going to the nail salon seems like a harmless act; however, dermatologists are concerned that the newest nail trend, gel manicures, and the UV machines used during the process may contribute to skin cancer and hand aging.

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Are tanning references in TV a problem?

Jan 23, 2013 1 Comment by

Even if you didn’t watch Jersey Shore, you have likely seen images of the tanning obsessed cast in the tabloids. The recently canceled show with the motto “gym, tan, laundry,” and MTV are now under fire from the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF) for promoting tanning to teens and young adults.

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Parasols Are In and Great for Your Skin

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments by

Look around and you’ll start seeing more parasols (a.k.a. umbrellas) on sunny days. That’s right, no rain, just in pure wonderful sunshine. Why? They’re not only a great addition to your outfit, but they help block the sun’s ultraviolet rays that can cause premature aging and skin cancer. What’s not to love?! Even celebrities are in on the parasol action.

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