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Weighing the Dangers and Benefits of the Sun

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 27th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Washington Post published this article on Friday encouraging people to get out in the sun and go easy on the sunscreen because we need more Vitamin D. While Vitamin D is an essential vitamin in bone health and helping prevent chronic diseases, we fear this article does not strike the right balance between sun exposure and Vitamin D. Everyone needs to know and understand the risks of too much sun exposure as skin cancer ...

One Visit in a Tanning Bed Increases Your Chance of Cancer by 57 Percent

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 17th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Tanning beds can be easier to find on college campuses than fast food. Colleges and universities in the United States are making tanning accessible and convenient for students. Some colleges provide indoor tanning beds on campus or in housing complexes, which often accept campus cash cards as payment. Colleges and universities are using indoor tanning as a “perk” for college students.

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 »
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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, ...