38 articles Tag Tanning

MY Story; Rich from Hotel Melanoma

MY Story; Rich from Hotel Melanoma

As you will read–everyone’s story is true and unique. Please take the time to learn more about Rich who battles Melanoma and Authors his personal blog, Hotel Melanoma. Thank you Rich for sharing! Here is Rich’s story… 1. Was tanning or sunbathing a significant factor in the development of your melanoma? I never set foot in a tanning bed, but outdoor sun exposure was probably a very significant factor.  I was a lifeguard as a …

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MY Story; Chelsea From Adventures With My Enemy Melanoma

MY Story; Chelsea From Adventures With My Enemy Melanoma

Today I have the honor of sharing the story of a very strong and beautiful young woman, Chelsea. She is the author of Adventures With My Enemy Melanoma and has been generous enough to give us a glimpse into where her Melanoma diagnosis has brought her. A special thank you to Chelsea!  Please read and share because through the exchange of our life stories with others is how we become complete. I wanted a perfect …

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Modeling Agencies Join Together To Fight The Tan

Modeling Agencies Join Together To Fight The Tan

Models are looked up to for their flawless beauty and bikini bodies. The model image also has a dark side when it comes to being blamed for causing poor self-body image in young girls that has such an effect that it could lead to eating disorders and other unhealthy choices. Another example is that this unrealistic view of models and what is fashionable can give girls the idea that a tanned and unnaturally bronzed skin …

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Melanoma Awareness Video Contest

Melanoma Awareness Video Contest

With so much talk of all the wrong teenagers are doing; tanning too much, staying out too late and just overall rebellion. It’s nice to hear of the good that some teenagers are doing. Teenagers that are positive healthy role models like Camille Smith, a high school junior, who founded a charity called SkinSavers to warn people, especially teenagers, about the dangers of tanning booths and the sun. Her charity is undertaking a new and …

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The Use of Tanning Beds Raise Skin Cancer Risk

The Use of Tanning Beds Raise Skin Cancer Risk

We all know that too much of one thing could eventually be a bad thing. Smoke too much and get emphysema. Eat too much high fat and salty foods–and you are diagnosed with high cholesterol. Eat too many unhealthy foods and you will become over-weight. Stay out too long in the sun without the proper protection and you will get sunburned or worse skin cancer.  Buy one of those nifty tanning salon packages and you increase your …

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Minors In California Now Banned From Tanning Salons

Minors In California Now Banned From Tanning Salons

Thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and melanoma awareness advocates such as AIM at Melanoma, the California legislation that would ban minors 18 and under from using tanning beds has been signed into law!  The law, SB 746, will take effect January 1, 2012. Currently, California allows minors who are 15-17 years old to use tanning beds with written permission from their parents. California is the first in the nation to set a higher age limit …

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Ban The Tan Highlights!

Ban The Tan Highlights!

In case you missed the most awesome Twitter Party to date, Ban The Tan! I’ve compiled some highlights, facts, quotes and the myths that we discussed during the party. I was pleased that Donna Helm Regen was my guest host. She has a great passion for raising awareness about this preventable disease since she lost her daughter to Melanoma. The UV Skinz team also joined in on the fun!  It was also so great to have …

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Ban The Tan Twitter Party

Ban The Tan Twitter Party

In just a few short days UV Skinz along with Donna Helm Regen, Melanoma actvist, will be hosting our  first Twitter Party together! If you are wondering what a Twitter Party is then I have the answer for you. Thanks to the Twitter Party Guide! This site has everything you need to know about Twitter Parties and a huge following to help make your twitter party a success. So, What exactly is a Twitter Party? A twitter …

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Study Links Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Study Links Tanning Beds and Melanoma

An Australian study published in the International Journal of Cancer is the first to link tanning bed use with early-onset melanoma. A Working Group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, a branch of the World Health Organization) used a sample of 600+ people and reviewed 19 international informative studies. Their findings concluded that “ever use of sunbeds was positively associated with melanoma.” Well, did it really have to take that many people and that many studies to figure out …

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Tis the Season For Spring Break

Tis the Season For Spring Break

It’s that time of year again, Spring Break!!  With the beginning of Spring on March 20th, our Facebook fans shared  how they celebrate the first day of Spring. One fan said that their family has a “1st day of Spring” egg hunt! How fun!! Another said they put out the patio furniture and set up the trampoline. Both are great ways to be with family and enjoy the outdoors! As we are coming out of …

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