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Don't Be Fooled Into Putting Yourself at Risk for Cancer

Debbie Dingell | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Debbie Dingell

Even with everything we've learned, some of us are still being fooled into thinking our choices are safe, when really they are increasing our cancer risk.

Putting Risk Into Perspective And Not Overreacting

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 03.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

We must keep sensationalism out of public policy, or suffer the fate of the boy who cried "Wolf."

Going Tanning At An Early Age Linked To Heightened Melanoma Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found. The study also...

How 5 Specialists Missed My Skin Cancer

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

Heard the old joke that a doctor is "practicing" medicine? Sometimes it feels that way. Twenty years ago I noticed a large freckle on the back of my calf. It was new, larger than a pencil eraser and it worried me. I pointed it out to my dermatologist who said it was nothing.

The Plain Jane of All Remedies

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The demands are great, and as a nation we must all be engaged in the process for less cancer. We can make new inroads on this disease so that the next generation will be looking forward to days of no cancer as opposed to more cancer. 

Idaho Lawmakers Approve Limits On Indoor Tanning By Teens

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, March 13 (Reuters) - Idaho lawmakers have passed a bill banning indoor tanning for children under 13...

Tanning Addiction -- for Real

The Fix | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
The Fix

Despite all the information available to the public about the hazards of sun tanning, especially that ultraviolet rays are a known cancer-causing agent, people still continue to tan. This has led many researchers to believe that factors besides lack of knowledge are driving some people to tan.

Beauty Routines That Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Uloop | Posted 08.24.2014 | Style

While you may like the way these summer beauty rituals look on you, they may be more damaging to your body than you realize. Here are just a few warm-weather fads that can cause more harm than good. They just might not be worth the consequences.

It's Time for the U.S. to Catch Up on Melanoma Prevention

Wendy K.D. Selig | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy K.D. Selig

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and the resulting cellular damage is a leading risk factor for developing melanoma -- and that risk factor is something we can control and reduce.

Florida Now Has More Of These Than McDonald's Restaurants

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The Sunshine State has more indoor tanning facilities than McDonald's restaurants, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal...

GOP Rep: Obamacare Tax 'Racist' Against White People

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

At a Saturday town hall meeting in Gainesville, Fla., Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) discussed his conversation with House Speaker John Boehner about a provis...

Another Illinois City Enacts Teen Tan Ban

Posted 09.07.2012 | Chicago

Springfield joined the list of Illinois cities that ban teenagers from tanning on Tuesday. Aldermen in the state's capital city voted 7-3 in favor ...

Naughty But Nice Rob

What's Next For Tan Mom? | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 08.31.2012 | Celebrity

New Jersey’s "Tan Mom," Patricia Krentcil, found herself in the middle of a media firestorm after she pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charg...

More Evidence Linking UV Indoor Tanning to Cutaneous Melanoma: Enough Is Enough

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although Boniol's latest research adds to the extensive amount of data linking UV indoor tanning to fatal skin cancers such as melanoma, it is going to take much more than scientific evidence to put an end to the preventable deaths of countless individuals.

Your Sun-Friendly Beach Supplies Guide

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | Teen

Laying out in the sun on the beach seems innocent enough until… ouch. You come home to discover that you're not only sunburnt, but your entire back ...

Alicia Ciccone

Tanning Salons Face New Cancer Causing Safety Concerns | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.15.2012 | Small Business

Sun (lamp) worshippers can't catch a break, and neither can the small-business owners catering to them. In a study commissioned by ABC News, a common ...

Chicago Becomes First U.S. City To Ban Minors From Tanning Salons

Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago

Following the uproar over allegations that "Tanning Mom" Patricia Krentcil brought her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, it was only a matter ...

Police Seeing Red Over Mom Who Put 5-Year-Old In Tanning Booth

Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

UPDATE MAY 2: A New Jersey mom denies that her 5-year-old daughter's sunburn was caused by a trip to a tanning salon. Patricia Krentcil told NBC that ...

Police Seeing Red Over Mom Who Put 5-Year-Old In Tanning Booth

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

A New Jersey mom is in hot water for supposedly putting her 5-year-old daughter in an artificial tanning booth, according to WABC. The young girl's...

Nukes and Tanning Beds: How the Same Risk Can Feel SO Different

David Ropeik | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

Risk is a feeling, a subjective interpretation of the facts and numbers through a set of subconscious instinctive and emotional filters that can make the same facts seem more scary, or less.

Why You Should Have A Tan-Free Prom! (Just Ask Miranda)

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.08.2012 | Teen

"I don't think teens realize the consequences associated with tanning," said iCarly actress Miranda Cosgrove, who is a new celebrity spokesperson for ...

The ABCDEs of Melanoma: Don't Let Sun Worship Turn Fatal

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Southern Californians carry on a love-hate relationship with sunshine: we love that bountiful sunny days mean plenty of time at the beach and outdoors, but we're wary of the damage it can do to our skin.

Tanning Beds: The New Tobacco?

Ronald L. Moy, M.D., FAAD | Posted 08.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald L. Moy, M.D., FAAD

Now, we find ourselves in a similar public health fight against another cancer-causing habit: tanning, and indoor tanning in particular.

Despite Serious Risks, Teens Continue Indoor Tanning

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home

Though most teenage tanners believe that tanning beds can cause cancer, many of them go anyway, new research shows. A survey conducted on behalf of th...

FBI Nabs Countrywide's Mozilo for Overtanning

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jack Hidary

The FBI announced last week that it failed to come up with financial charges against Angelo Mozilo, the notorious former head of Countrywide Financia...