indoor tanners are 75 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors, and the risk increases with use.
Teens under 18 are banned from tanning beds in California and Vermont. In New York and now in New Jersey, home of the famously tanned cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore, the minimum age for tanning beds is 17, regardless of what a teen’s parents may say. Government run amok?
Overall death rates from cancer declined from 2000 through 2009 in the United States, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Among men, the overall rate of cancer incidence fell by an average of 0.6 percent annually from 2000 through 2009. Cancer incidence rates were stable among women during the same time period and rose by 0.6 percent per year among children.
What do you do when you’ve finished treatment?How do you coordinate your ongoing care with your primary care doc? How do you keep track of your medical records and get the right information to the right people about what you’ve been through? Gilda’s Club has some answers.
Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center will open a new cancer center that will provide services tailored specifically for women — next Tuesday, June 5th. The 23,600-square-foot True Family Women’s Cancer Center will occupy the fifth and sixth floor of the medical center’s Arnold Pavilion at 1221 Madison on Swedish’s First Hill campus. The goal is to [...]
Deaths from cancer in the U.S. declined from 1999 to 2008, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Mortality fell for most cancer types, including the four most common types of cancer in the United States — lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate –, although the rate of decline varied by cancer type and across racial and ethnic groups.
Only products labeled both as Broad Spectrum with SPF values of 15 or higher will be able to claim they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
Advocates of tanning devices say that they’re is less dangerous than sun tanning. But sunlamps may be more dangerous than the sun, says the FDA.
Valley Medical Center Receives Achievement Award for Heart Treatment The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded Valley Medical Center a Silver Performance Achievement Award for its efforts to make sure the care the hospital provides to its heart failure patients meets the AHA’s treatment guidelines. The award was given as part of the AHA’s “Get [...]