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Say No to Indoor Tanning Beds. Know More. Do Better.

Posted by Lisa McGovern on May 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

This blog was originally published here by Disruptive Women in Health Care. I CONFESS… I went to a tanning bed before attending a destination wedding, thinking I was getting a “base coat” that would prevent me from getting a sunburn.

Why Don’t We Take Tanning as Seriously as Tobacco?

Posted by Dr. Sherry Pagoto on May 21st, 2015 | No Comments »

This blog was originally published here by Disruptive Women in Health Care by Sherry Pagoto, PhD. In 2009, upon review of the science on tanning beds and cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer assigned tanning beds a class 1 carcinogen, joining tobacco and asbestos in the highest classification of harm. In spite of this development, skin cancer rates have steadily climbed over the last 3 decades. Rising prevalence is seen especially in young women, ...

Squish the Tanning Myths this Summer

Posted by Maggie Klee on May 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

The weather outside heats up. Summer approaches, and you can’t wait to get outside. Soak up sunrays, enjoy barbecues and hear, “You looked so relaxed,” from co-workers when you come into the office Monday morning, when actually you are just tan. What you may not know is your tan is killing you. There is no such thing as a safe tan. Tanning is a sign of sun damage and can lead to skin cancer, which ...

Setting Healthy Habits for Your Kids Now Will Pay Off In the Future

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

The wellness habits and attitudes formed in childhood play a large role in a child’s future health. Today kicks off Every Kid Healthy Week, a national campaign aimed to combat childhood obesity. Why is obesity an important issue to the Prevent Cancer Foundation? We know that up to one-third of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States are related to obesity, physical inactivity and/or poor dietary habits. With over one-third of all American children ...