Should Teens Tan? California Says No.

Oct 12, 2011 6 Comments

On Sunday, October 9, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill making California the first state to prohibit minors from using tanning beds. This raises the question, should teens be able to decide whether or not to use tanning beds? According to Aim at Melanoma Foundation, using a tanning bed before the age of 20 doubles a person’s risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Even more staggering is that 28 million individuals in the U.S. use tanning beds each year despite the statistics, which includes 2.3 million teens.

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Brain Studies Show Tanning Could Be Addictive

Aug 12, 2011 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered why your loved one can’t get enough of the tanning bed? They are, after all, very health conscious, they don’t smoke, they exercise and eat an organic diet. Why then would they continue to use tanning beds knowing the potential risks? Science can shed some new light on the subject.

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First International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention

May 06, 2011 No Comments

The incidence and prevention of skin cancers has become a global concern. The World Health Organization reports that prolonged human exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects of the skin, eyes and immune system, including skin cancer. This global epidemic has prompted the first International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, jointly sponsored by the WHO, the Danish Cancer Society, TrygFonden and the Cancer Council Victoria.

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This Spring Break, Take a Break from Tanning

Mar 15, 2011 No Comments

Each year students around the U.S. take off for sunny destinations to celebrate Spring Break. While these vacations can be a necessary break from the stress of school, they also spur an increase of unnecessary and dangerous tanning bed use.

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New Year’s Resolution – No Tanning Beds!

Dec 28, 2010 No Comments

People are making their 2011 New Year’s resolutions. For many, forming healthy habits is a high priority, including more physical activity, healthy eating or quitting smoking. This year, consider adding this one to your list – Resolve to Make 2011 the year of No Tanning Beds.

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Winter Sun Protection Mythbusters

Nov 16, 2010 No Comments

This winter, as you head outside for your favorite winter activities or start planning a sunny vacation getaway, don’t forgo your sun protection! Here are some common sun protection myths to keep in mind during the wintertime.

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Vitamin D and Sunshine (Video)

Nov 02, 2010 No Comments

Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology talks about the need for vitamin D and the best ways to obtain sufficient levels. Ultraviolet light is not the safest way to get your vitamin D.

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New Evidence Supports Theory Tanning Beds are Addictive

Aug 18, 2010 No Comments

Are you still using tanning beds? Are you addicted? Our friends at SunAWARE have uncovered additional evidence that tanning beds have addictive qualities. “Repeat tanners may exhibit addictive behaviors similar to those exhibited by people addicted to substances such as alcohol.”

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Is there a Safe Tan? (Video)

Aug 04, 2010 2 Comments

Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology in Minneapolis, MN shares her expert opinion on the subject of tanning. She says the first thing you need to know about tanning is that “There is No Safe Tan!” Tanning is your skin’s mechanism for protecting itself from unsafe ultraviolet light.

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