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

Posted by Maggie Klee 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 Maggie Klee on May 21st, 2015 | No Comments »
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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 »
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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 ...

Skin cancer is no joke

Posted by Rachel Back, Guest Blogger on August 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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I am a very pale person and haven't tanned that frequently in my life. However, the few times that I've ever had a temporary tan or sunburn have caused permanent problems in my skin that I will be facing for the rest of my life. I've had about twenty moles removed throughout my twenty-four years of living thus far. About fifty percent of them came back as precancerous and would've developed into cancer if I waited ...