Tanning beds increase risk of melanoma: That “healthy glow” isn’t healthy

Tanned skin is in. Year round. Many teens and young adults happily hand over big bucks for bronzed skin in winter. But is that golden glow worth the increased risk of deadly melanoma? David F. Butler, MD, a dermatologist at Scott & White Clinic – Temple, cautions that tanning beds may increase the risk of … Continue reading Tanning beds increase risk of melanoma: That “healthy glow” isn’t healthy

Ultraviolet Exposure in Tanning Beds Linked to Skin Cancer in Minors

On an average day in the United States, more than one million people tan in tanning salons, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. And of the nearly 28 million people who tan indoors annually in the U.S., 2.3 million are teens. While in search of a golden tan all year round, those millions of … Continue reading Ultraviolet Exposure in Tanning Beds Linked to Skin Cancer in Minors