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Keeping Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives, Study Says

Posted 5 days ago by

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 – Restricting people younger than 18 from indoor tanning could prevent thousands of skin cancers and deaths in the United States, according to a new study. An age limitation would also save the country hundreds of millions of dollars in skin cancer treatment costs, researchers found. "This research concretely demonstrates the potential health benefits of an under-18 age restriction for indoor tanning," said Dr. Abel Torres, president of the American Academy of Dermatology Association. People who engage in indoor tanning are exposed to ultraviolet radiation, a major risk factor for skin cancer. Using indoor tanning before age 35 increases the risk of melanoma – the deadliest type of skin cancer – with each use, the researchers said. Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a ban on indoor tanning by people younger than 18. At least a dozen states ... Read more

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Can Extra Time Outdoors When Young Reduce Nearsightedness?

Posted 10 days ago by

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 – Spending more time outside early in life may offer some protection against nearsightedness, a new study suggests. The European study authors suspect that additional exposure to the sun's ultraviolet B (UVB) rays may play a role in reducing nearsightedness – the inability to see clearly at a distance, also known as myopia. "We found that higher annual lifetime UVB exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia," the study authors wrote. "Exposure to UVB between ages 14 and 29 years was associated with the highest reduction in odds of adult myopia," they added. The findings don't "add a lot to the picture" of current research that links nearsightedness to time outdoors, said Ian Morgan, a vision researcher and visiting fellow at Australian National University. He was not involved with the study. ... Read more

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Health Tip: Want Healthier Looking Skin?

Posted 12 days ago by

-- Your skin care routine may well impact how your skin ages. The American Academy of Dermatology offers this advice: Wear sunscreen before you head outside. Don't smoke. Inspect your skin regularly for signs of skin cancer. Determine your skin type, such as oily or dry, and use products formulated for that type. Wash your face before bed, when you wake and after each time you sweat. Use mild warm water and a gentle cleanser, and don't scrub. Find ways to manage stress. Read more

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8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors

Posted 16 days ago by

FRIDAY, Nov. 25, 2016 – Most indoor tanning salons in Texas comply with a law banning customers younger than 18, a new study found. Females posing as 17-year-olds called 829 tanning businesses statewide. Workers at 81 percent of the salons told the caller they could not use indoor tanning if they were 17, even with a parent's permission. "This level of compliance with the under-18 ban enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2013 underscores the importance of this approach as a strategy for skin cancer prevention," study lead author Mary Tripp said. Tripp is an instructor in behavioral science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Despite high compliance with the under-18 ban, 83 percent of salons said clients could tan every day, Tripp noted in a university news release. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends no more than three sessions during the first week of ... Read more

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Health Tip: Practice Safety When Fishing

Posted 1 Sep 2016 by

-- If you're heading out to snag some fresh fish for dinner, make sure that you follow safety precautions on your fishing expedition. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation suggests that: Every passenger in the boat should wear a life jacket. Remember to check your environment for safety and any changes in the area since you last fished there. Never fish in spots where signs note that it's not allowed. Bring safety gear including a radio, cellphone, maps, water and flashlights. Make sure that you wear footwear that's appropriate for your activity and conditions. Wear layers of clothing that protect against the wind, and don't forget the waterproof sunscreen. Keep fishing knife blades covered unless they're in use, and always use them carefully. Take care when baiting fishing hooks, removing them from the fish when handling the fish. Read more

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Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning

Posted 19 Aug 2016 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 – While supporting new rules to make indoor tanning salons safer, most young women who frequent the salons oppose a total ban, a new study finds. The study included 356 white women between ages 18 and 30 in Washington, D.C., who had indoor-tanned at least once in the past year. They completed an online survey about proposals to regulate the indoor tanning industry. Seventy-four percent supported policies to prevent children younger than 18 from indoor tanning. Nearly 78 percent favored stronger health warnings on tanning devices. Only 10 percent supported a total ban on indoor tanning. Indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer and has been banned in several countries, including Australia and Brazil. "Given the low levels of support for a total indoor tanning ban, support for other potential policies such as increasing the minimum age to 21 should be ... Read more

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Newer Treatments Can Make Scars Less Scary

Posted 3 Aug 2016 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 – Scars can alter your appearance and remind you of a difficult time, potentially diminishing your quality of life, a skin specialist says. "While some may consider scarring to be a cosmetic concern, it can really affect patients' psychosocial health," Dr. Joseph Sobanko said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "Physical appearance plays a major role in how people relate to others, so scarring that alters physical appearance – even if some would characterize it as minor – can have a negative impact on patients' quality of life," Sobanko explained. He's an assistant professor of dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Sobanko's research found that some people are more bothered than others by scarring. Young people are more bothered than most, he said. People who have scars in highly visible locations such as ... Read more

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Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer

Posted 1 Aug 2016 by

-- The longer days of summer make it a great time for your children. But parents should take steps to help keep them safe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Protect your kids when they're near water. Make sure kids know how to swim, and adults know CPR. Protect children from heat-related illness. Don't let children overheat, encourage drinking lots of water and protect against sunburn. Use insect repellent on children any time they play outdoors. Make sure playground equipment is safe before kids use it. Read more

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Health Tip: If You Have a Lot of Moles

Posted 29 Jul 2016 by

-- Having lots of moles may mean you're worried about skin cancer. Checking your skin often for changes and certain warning signs can help alleviate those fears. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends: Regularly inspect your skin, evaluating all of your moles. Look for any changes or unusual looking moles. See your dermatologist if any of your moles bleed, itch or change. Don't lie in the sun or use a tanning bed. Use sunscreen whenever outdoors to help prevent sunburn. See a dermatologist if you have 100 or more moles, or a significant portion of your body is covered with darker patches. Read more

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'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.

Posted 25 Jul 2016 by

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 – The massive "heat dome" that sent temperatures in the United States soaring over the weekend continued to suffocate the central and eastern parts of the country on Monday, as experts offered tips on how to stay cool in the sweltering weather. With a heat dome, a massive ridge of high pressure essentially traps hot air underneath it, and miserably hot weather is the inevitable result, according to The Weather Channel. Over the past two days, roughly 110 million Americans saw heat indexes rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Fox News reported Sunday. Washington was the only state in the lower 48 that did not see temperatures in at least the 90s, and the network said that the oppressive dome will not release its grip on the country until mid-week or later. Meanwhile, experts say the risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and even death, remains. "Although preventable, ... Read more

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'Heat Dome' Heats Up United States

Posted 22 Jul 2016 by

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 – As a massive "heat dome" stretches across the United States this week, sending temperatures and humidity levels soaring, experts offer advice on how to keep cool as the mercury rises to possibly record levels. The Midwest bore the brunt of the dome's oppressive influence Thursday, but the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will be under its scorching effect by the weekend. With a heat dome, a massive ridge of high pressure essentially traps hot air underneath it, and miserably hot weather is the inevitable result, according to The Weather Channel. The risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and even death, is high when such blistering temperatures arrive, experts noted. Twelve states, from Louisiana to the Great Lakes region, had already issued heat alerts by Thursday, and possibly more than 21 states will be under the dome at its peak, according to NBC News. With the ... Read more

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4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study

Posted 6 Jul 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 – Nearly half of the most popular sunscreen products sold in the United States fail to meet basic sun safety guidelines, new research shows. The finding stems from a look at the sun protection labels of 65 products that accounted for the top 1 percent of all sunscreens sold by Forty percent of those sunscreens lacked the minimal resistance to water and sweat that the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends. Also, the cost of top sunscreens was found to vary wildly, with some products priced 3,000 percent more than others, despite offering no greater sun protection, the researchers said. "The results were surprising in some ways," said study author Dr. Steve Xu, a resident in the department of dermatology at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, in Chicago. "But, there are some important caveats," he added. "The definition of a ... Read more

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Health Tip: Fuel Up for a Day at the Beach

Posted 29 Jun 2016 by

-- A day at the beach is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and some exercise, but it's easy to end up dehydrated or snacking on unhealthy food. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Packing healthy, non-perishable snacks, such as nuts, fruits and vegetables, trail mix or whole grain crackers. Bringing plenty of water. Add lemon or mint, or opt for sparkling water. Never leaving food unrefrigerated or uncooled for more than two hours, or one hour if the temperature tops 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Bringing a cooler with ice, and following food safety practices. Take care not to contaminate cooked or prepared foods with raw meat. Read more

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Health Tip: Protect Your Feet

Posted 20 Jun 2016 by

-- With dangers from sunburn to fungus, summer can be perilous for unprotected feet. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these suggestions: Don't go barefoot. When walking to the pool, beach, locker room or around a hotel, always wear a pair of flip flops, shoes or sneakers. Apply sunscreen to all areas of your feet and ankles. Reapply after getting out of the water. Drink plenty of water every day, all day. Practice calf stretches, toe wiggles and ankle flexes to promote circulation. If you're heading to the beach, lake or river, find out if any special footwear is needed. Seek medical attention for any foot injury. Pack a small emergency kit that includes bandages, moleskin and nail clippers. Read more

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Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen

Posted 16 Jun 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 – Be sure your summer plans include a big dose of sun protection for your baby's thinner and more delicate skin, a pediatrician recommends. The best way to protect babies is to avoid direct sun exposure, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., said Dr. Jay Joo, a pediatrician at UCLA Health. If that's not possible, then make sure the baby has a wide-brimmed hat and long pants and long-sleeved shirts made of lightweight materials. Sunglasses are a good idea, too, if the baby will wear them, Joo added in a news release from the University of California, Los Angeles. A small amount of sunscreen can be applied to the hands and other exposed areas of skin on babies up to 6 months of age. Apply a tiny bit first to make sure the sunscreen doesn't irritate their skin, he suggested. Liberal amounts of sunscreen can be used on babies over 6 months of age and older ... Read more

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