DC to take up Anti-Tanning Measure?

Published on 21 November 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

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In yet another example of how states, cities and municipalities are moving to address the dangers of UV radiation to our children, DC Council member Mary Cheh has introduced a bill that would prohibit adolescents under the age of 17 from using tanning beds.
Several years ago, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on [...]

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Every now and then someone creates an educational game for children that could ultimately help save a life.  Smack-A-Mole is one of those games.
While a review was provided in an earlier (May 2010) blog,  winter is a perfect time to introduce this game and the practice of routinely checking skin.  This is important for both [...]

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What does non-melanoma Skin Cancer Look Like

Part One: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Recently a study published in Cancer Prevention Research found that the loss of a gene know as INPSA could predict the onset, and track the progression of squamous cell carcinoma, a skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. This finding will be helpful in targeting new drugs [...]

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People of All Colors Need SunAWARE

I’ve been hoping when you read my remarks about the Obama family practicing (or not practicing) safe sun protection, you would think, “Hey, wait a minute, isn’t skin cancer a white person’s problem?” The answer is yes and no. Yes, skin cancer is diagnosed more frequently in people with lighter skin, and no, [...]

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