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Tanning Addiction -- for Real

The Fix | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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 07.05.2014 | Style
Uloop

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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...

Vitamin D: What You Need To Know

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

It's looking very much like we're facing an epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency, with potential grave consequences.

Can You Be Addicted To Tanning? Study Says Yes

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Alcoholics, drug addicts, smokers, and gamblers have their 12-step programs--could Tanners Anonymous be next? A new study suggests that 1 in 5 people ...

The Snooki-McCain Twitter Conversation: Part 2

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

SenJohnMcCain: aww yeaaaahh, shawties all night long snook-diesel! What kinda jams they bouncin there? any Glenn Miller Orchestra?? they are tha sheeeaaahht

John McCain Backs Snooki's Attack On Obama, Tanning-Bed Tax

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Arizona Sen. John McCain is taking to Twitter to slam President Barack Obama, this time in an exchange with a star from MTV's hit real...

Tanorexia: The Unhealthy Glow of a New Addiction

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Have you been seeing more and more people, especially young people, who are tanned or bronzed for weeks at a time in say, February? Even in Los Angeles, that's not natural.

Jason Linkins

Tanning Salon Tax Is Racist, Says Doc Thompson, Fill-In Host For Glenn Beck

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats probably won't talk about how health care reform is racist in the way it imposes unfair taxes on those Americans who are insufficiently melanin-enabled. Luckily, Glenn Beck's radio show is there to talk about this.

The Dangers Of Indoor Tanning

aolhealth.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Although tanning beds were labeled "carcinogenic for humans" by the International Agency for Research of Cancer and moved to its highest cancer risk c...