Tanning Beds Take Another Hit

During the past 40 years the incidence of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has risen markedly, especially in women under 40 years of age. This rise conincides with the increasing use of public tanning beds for cosmetic purposes. Estimates suggest that 40% of teens use a tanning bed regularly. In the first case-control study to examine…

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Ban Teens from Tanning Beds

Sunlight is one of God’s special blessings. It is essential for vitamin D synthesis in the skin. But too much sun can also harm the skin. Hazards related to excessive UV exposure from tanning beds are outlined in a 30-page technical report just published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.In the United States, a million people…

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Got Sunshine Phobia?

“Avoid sunlight, it will give you skin cancer.”You've probably heard people say it, but it isn't always good advice. Sunlight is our most important source of vitamin D. The current epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency is largely a result of avoiding healthy levels of sun exposure.The amount of sunshine time we need in order to…

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Sunshine Safety

UVA rays and UVB rays are the sun rays that cause skin cancer, aging of the skin, wrinkles and other problems. There are several important ways to protect your skin from these harmful rays:Sunscreen: Choose sunscreens that say “broad-spectrum”. Also choose one’s that have a sun protection factor (spf) of 15 or greater. Apply 15-30…

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