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Is Tanning Addictive?

Is Tanning Addictive?

It’s no secret that indoor tanning causes premature wrinkles and drastically increases a person’s risk of skin cancer….yet, nearly 30 million people tan indoors in the U.S. annually. Some may claim innocent ignorance, but the overwhelming majority of tanners KNOW the risks, but chose to tan regardless. Why? Quite often the drive for frequent tanners to continue fake-baking is appearance-based, but could there be more to it than this? It has been speculated for years by …

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Skin Cancer: A Major Public Health Problem

Skin Cancer: A Major Public Health Problem

Last week the public got a serious wake up call from the Surgeon General, who deemed skin cancer a “major pubic health concern that requires immediate action” in the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer issued Tuesday morning. While the release of the report was thrilling news for those of us in the melanoma community, it was also rather old news, as the report touched on nearly every aspect of skin cancer prevention and sun safety …

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Indoor Tanning and Minors: The Debate Heats Up

Indoor Tanning and Minors: The Debate Heats Up

With Hawaii recently becoming the tenth state to ban indoor tanning use for minors, the debate continues to rage regarding the dangers of tanning beds and whether or not minors should be using them. With all the heat this subject is getting, I’d like to cut through the fluff, and give you the facts from trustworthy sources. Here’s what you should know before letting little Susie get a “base tan” before that upcoming family vacation: …

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Lead to the Development of Other Cancers

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Lead to the Development of Other Cancers

“Skin Cancer” We hear the term often, but the details regarding the different types, and what they mean are frequently overlooked. We hear about celebrities, such as Hugh Jackman, being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma—a non-melanoma skin cancer—yet no one seems too concerned for his health since having the spot removed. We see a picture with a bandage over his nose and think, “The spot was removed, and now he’s fine. No big deal. It’s …

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Indoor Tanning Myths Revealed: The Danger Behind Those Glowing Fluorescent Bulbs

Indoor Tanning Myths Revealed: The Danger Behind Those Glowing Fluorescent Bulbs

Thinking about Tanning Indoors before that Sunny Vacation? Think Again. With Spring Break just around the corner, many college kids are hitting the tanning salons to get some color before that trip to Cabo, Lake Havasu, or some other sunny, water-filled destination. It appears many young adults—despite likely having been told the negative effects of too much UV exposure—seem unaware the extent of damage and risk associated with tanning indoors (A single session in a …

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