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What UV Tanning Can Do to Your Skin

UV rays cause skin cancer. Period. This American Cancer Society states that, actually, most skin cancers are the direct result of UV radiation through sunlight. Tanning beds use the same dangerous …

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Is More Sun Exposure Healthier for Our Skin?

Author's note (6/19/2014): This article is a rewritten version of the one published on June 14, 2014. The media adviser for SunSmart at Cancer Council Victoria reached out to let me know that the Naut…

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6 Strange But Real Addictions

From tanning beds to nasal spray, and from plastic surgery to Blackberry ("Crackberry") usage, addiction can crop up almost anywhere. Life is difficult for any addict, but successful addiction treatme…

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Ask the Doc: Lowest Effective SPF Levels

We admit it, tans look nice on a lot of people. But those same people want to avoid skin cancer, so what's the lowest SPF that protects? Learn more.…

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States Call for Bans on Teen Tanning

New York is the latest state to crack down on teen tanning by proposing legislation that would ban teens 16 and under from fake baking. California, Vermont and Massachusetts are among the states that …

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Tanning Trumps Skin Cancer Fears for Young Adults

Young adults would rather indulge in tanning today than worry about skin cancer tomorrow. Tanning is the norm in some circles. It's expected. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the Unite…

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The Benefits of Responsible Sunbathing

Many people are concerned about spending time in the sun these days. Over the past few decades there has been an exorbitant amount of hype through all types of media that exposure to the sun is detrim…

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Dangerous New Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Photo Courtesy Of:  Stockbyte/Thinkstock "Fluzone High-Dose" is a new influenza vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur.  The new vaccine was created specifically for seniors, 65 and older. The C…

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The Super Potent Cancer-Fighting Spice

Photo Courtesy Of:  Hemera/Thinkstock Curcumin – a derivative of turmeric, and the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow-orange color -- is a natural compound that has been extensi…

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New Skin Cancer Risk for Kids

  A new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement strongly warns of the significant skin cancer risks of artificial tanning. But is your child listening? By Adam Bean, Rodale.co…

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