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Sunglasses: Looking Cooler and Staying Healthier
Sunglasses can do more than make you look like a movie star — they can also help protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays.
Indoor Tanning Fades, but Millions Still Risk It
At one time, many people thought indoor tanning meant a healthy glow year-round. Today, more and more people may be realizing that this isn’t so.
Some Skin Cancers Saw Spike
As awareness about the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer rises, the hope is that skin cancer rates will decrease. New evidence, however, suggests that rates may not be on the decline.
Pain and Itch May Indicate Skin Cancer
Dermatologists use a number of observational and laboratory methods to evaluate suspicious skin marks when looking for cancer. But a new study suggests simply asking a patient to evaluate itchiness or pain can help doctors make informed decisions.
Blistering Burns Predicted Skin Cancer
Years of research and health education have made it known that the more sun you get, the higher the odds of eventually developing skin cancer. And sunburns could boost that risk even further.
Skin Cancer & Sun-Sensitive Meds
Why do certain medications come with a warning that they can make people more sensitive to ultraviolet light? It’s because too much sun while on those meds can raise skin cancer risks.
Skin Cancer Rates Rising
Skin cancer rates have been on the rise for years. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect the skin from sunlight and avoid tanning beds.
Bronze, Blisters & Skin Cancer
Blistering sunburns from vacations to the coast may not result in the same type of non-melanoma skin cancer as sun exposure like  lifeguarding every summer.
How to Eliminate 170,652 Cases of Skin Cancer A Year
Recent outlawing of minors using tanning beds was based on real medical evidence. People under the age of 25 are especially at risk for developing skin cancer from tanning beds.
More Cancers Associated with HPV?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is probably most notorious for causing cervical cancer. The list of cancers associated with HPV has grown recently, and a new study may add two more cancer types to the list.