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Solmaz Poorsattar
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Solmaz Poorsattar is a physician and medical researcher with a special interest in preventive medicine and the utilization of modern technology and media to educate and maximize health outcomes. Her work has appeared in multiple medical journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, and Expert Reviews in Dermatology. Solmaz is a graduate of the University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine.

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Snooki and Twilight: The Best Thing Mass Media Has Done for Young Skin

0 Comments | Posted July 9, 2010 | 3:11 PM

A few years ago I thought television programming had reached an all-time low with regards to the message it was sending teens about personal appearance and tanning.

E! television was showing a "reality" series, Sunset Tan, which glamorized the tanning salon experience and the fake-tan look endlessly. The trendiest...

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Tanning Industry Lies

0 Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 5:10 PM

For years the indoor tanning industry has been making irresponsible and dangerous claims regarding the safety and health benefits of indoor tanning.

Yesterday, however, the Indoor Tanning Association -- the national trade group representing tanning facilities and suppliers of tanning equipment -- was forced to settle a charge by the...

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Senate's Proposed Tax on Indoor Tanning: Potential Lifesaver and Fundraiser

0 Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 2:28 PM

Many do not realize that skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States, accounting for more than 1 million new cases annually and costing billions of dollars to detect and treat. The American Cancer Society estimates that skin cancer is also responsible for approximately 12,000 US...

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