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Home Tanning Danger on the Rise

Home Tanning Danger on the Rise

In Victoria, Australia anyone 18-years-old and under are banned from tanning salons. Owners must display health warnings or face fines up to $1 million. Since the law in Victoria came into effect in 2008, the “number of outlets offering the service has plummeted by 67% from 436 to 143 salons.” Now the New South Wales government is announcing plans for a total ban on tanning salons by the end of 2014. With businesses closing and …

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My story: Katie from Pretty in Pale

My story: Katie from Pretty in Pale

  Confession: I was a total nerd throughout elementary school and into high school. Maybe it was the glasses, the braces, or the schedule full of honors classes, but I was painfully shy and an easy target for class bullies. At home, in the privacy of my bedroom, I spent hours poring over glossy magazines, cutting out pictures of Britney Spears look-a-likes and creating collages that I posted all over my walls. If only I …

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MY Story; For Jillian

MY Story; For Jillian

I had the honor of speaking with a very passionate melanoma awareness advocate, Susan Hayes. She is a Mother raising awareness for her daughter, Jillian. Jillian was 19-years-old when an irritating mole became more and more bothersome. It began to bleed and so Jillian saw a Dermatologist to have it removed. The biopsy of the mole came back as Stage 2 Melanoma, but showed no evidence that it had spread. Jillian frequented her surgeon for check-ups every …

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MY Story; Melissa from Melanoma Sucks!

MY Story; Melissa from Melanoma Sucks!

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Melissa from the blog Melanoma Sucks! and it was a pleasure. From the  moment we started speaking on the phone it seemed like our conversation could go on forever–she is a special melanoma warrior. We spoke about her childhood and growing up in an environment that didn’t accept “paleness”. With this scewed self-image she continued to practice un-safe habits by “laying out” and eventually (in an attempt …

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Hold the Spray Tan! The Dangers and Safety Tips

Hold the Spray Tan! The Dangers and Safety Tips

Spray tans have become a more and more popular alternative to the harmful use of tanning beds, but now researchers are saying that the main ingredient is potentially harmful if inhaled.  Scientifically, the substance is known as dihydroxyacetone or DHA.  DHA is a simple sugar derived from the sugar cane plant. It works as a color additive used in cosmetics and is approved by the FDA for topical use.  The way it works is that the …

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Don’t Fry Day! May 25, 2012

Don’t Fry Day! May 25, 2012

The National Council Declares the Friday before Memorial Day, May 25, 2012 is “Don’t Fry Day” To Encourage Sun Safety Awareness. Take the pledge too!  Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like trips to the beach, the pool, long hikes, BBQ’s in the park or much-needed R&R! Outdoor activities are lots of fun, but sunburns are not.  The Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day” to remind all those that will be enjoying the sunshine …

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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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