Posts Tagged ‘melanoma’

Meet the Sun Smarts!

Rachel Eye - Tuesday, 17 May 2016 06:13

Meet the Sun Smarts! is a short animated video about protecting yourself and your family from the sun while on vacation.

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Promoting Asian American Sun Protection

Ashley Gilbert - Tuesday, 10 May 2016 08:41

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. May is also Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month – a reminder for everyone to prevent skin cancer and perform self-examination to detect it early.

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Comment on the FDA’s Proposed New Rules Restricting Indoor Tanning by Minors

Mary Buller - Friday, 25 March 2016 07:56

The research scientists at Klein Buendel support banning young people under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning facilities in order to reduce their exposure to harmful, potentially life-threatening ultraviolet radiation.

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Rates of Melanoma Decline in Young Adults in Colorado

Mary Buller - Wednesday, 23 September 2015 02:24

Rates of melanoma in persons aged 18-29 years decreased from 9.2 per 100,000 (n=51) to 5.0 per 100,000 (n=31) between 2004 and 2014 in the high-altitude state of Colorado in the U.S.UV radiation intensifies at high elevations and Colorado’s skin cancer rates are higher than the national average.

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Research Roundup: Indoor Tanning

Alli Dietz - Friday, 19 December 2014 04:16

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Though it is one of the most preventable types of cancer, many people do not take the necessary precautions in the sun to protect their skin. What’s worse is that individuals (particularly, young women 16-29 years old) seek out tanning beds to get a tan, relax, and even improve their mood. Indoor tanning has been linked to more 450,000 non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) and 10,000 melanoma cases worldwide. Four recently published research articles addressed indoor tanning.  The following is a synopsis of this research:

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