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People Connect Being Tan With Being Healthy — The Opposite is True

There's been widespread concern  about the rising incidence of melanoma, which affects 75,000 Americans annually and results in nearly 9,000 deaths. Researchers speculate the uptick may be connected to the popularization of tanning beds, and some states are even considering legislation that would prohibit minors from going to tanning facilities. Mayo [...]

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Spring Break Brings Reminders of Skin Care Concerns

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Spring break is just around the corner for many students, and as they prepare for the sandy beaches of popular vacation destinations, some are making trips to the tanning salon first ... but at what cost? “Tanning beds emit UVA rays which damage the cells in [...]

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Skin Cancer: What Causes It and Who's at Risk? Anokhi Jambusaria-Pahlajani, M.D., dermatologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, talks about skin cancer. She discusses the different types of skin cancer, signs to look for on your skin, causes, who's at risk and when you should get screened by a dermatologist for a baseline risk assessment.  [TRT 3:35] Journalists: The [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Heart attack symptoms: Know what's a medical emergency Watch for these heart attack symptoms EXPERT ANSWERS Tanning beds: Safer than the sun? Tanning beds don't offer a safe alternative to natural sunlight HEALTHY RECIPES Red, white and blue parfait Ginger-marinated grilled portobello mushrooms Chicken and coleslaw [...]

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Pale is the NEW Tan: Avoid Tanning Beds to Prevent Skin Cancer

Mayo Clinic medical oncologist Richard Joseph, M.D., and dermatologist, Anokhi Jambusaria-Pahlajani, M.D.,  both from Mayo Clinic in Florida talk about why one should NEVER use tanning beds since multiple studies have shown that the use of them are related to causing melanoma. They explain how all types of ultraviolet (UV) rays (UVA, UVB and [...]

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FDA Gets Tough on Tanning Beds

The FDA wants to send a stronger message that tanning beds are bad for your health. The federal agency issued a new multipronged proposal this week aimed at requiring manfacturers to test and certify the ultraviolet light machines' design and performance.  The FDA also wants to put warning labels on all tanning beds recommending that they [...]

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