18 articles Tag tanning bed

Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

“Melanoma Monday” is the first Monday in May and the start of many national and local free skin cancer screenings, events, walk/runs and activities geared toward skin cancer prevention and sun-safety. Follow this link to find a dermatologist near you! National Skin Cancer Awareness Month is about overall uv-protection. Take a look at some indoor tanning tips that were provided by the official Melanoma Monday website. Feel free to Facebook, Tweet, and share using email …

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Melanoma Roadtrip USA

Melanoma Roadtrip USA

Last month, two Melanoma survivors from Australia, Clint and Jay, road-tripped around the US spreading the word about the dangers of tanning salon use. Along the way they interviewed people who have been touched by melanoma, talked with educators and the public while video blogging every step of the way. You can see the video blogs on their website Melanoma Road Trip USA. They want to educate the young adults in the US that melanoma is a deadly disease …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

In a policy statement released on ultraviolet radiation, published in the March issue of Pediatrics the American Academy of Pediatrics are rallying for all pediatricians to “support and advocate for legislation to ban access to tanning salons for children younger than 18 years.”   They are supported by the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association. Why is tanning for minors so bad?   There is a 74% higher risk of melanoma for people who …

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Teens and Tanning

Last week I was ‘surfing the web’ and I came across many articles talking about the dangers of tanning, especially for teenagers under the age of 18. There are approximately 2.3 million teens that visit U.S. tanning beds–every year! and now new legislation may require teens to bring a doctor’s note and have a parent present in order to use indoor tanning. I am totally with the ban on tanning salons for teenagers.  Most people …

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