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Health: FDA Announces New Warnings Must Be On Tanning Beds

More restrictions for indoor tanning. The Food and Drug Administration today announced new warnings that will have to be on tanning beds.

05/29/2014

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Health: No Fry Day; Local Mother Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Daughter’s Battle With Melanoma

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has one Delaware families heartbreaking battle.

05/23/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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Numbers Reveal Exposure To Indoor Tanning In US, Australia And Europe

A new report reviews 88 studies from the past 21 years to see how prevalent indoor tanning is in the US, Australia, and Europe.

02/03/2014

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Local University Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

A local university is offering free skin cancer screenings in Philadelphia to help spread awareness of the disease.

07/11/2013

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Study: Odors From Human Skin Cells May Be Key To Detecting Melanoma

Researchers say the melanoma cells produced certain compounds that weren’t detected in the VOCs from normal cells as well as more or less of other chemicals.

06/14/2013

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City Council Committee Approves Bill To Require Parental Consent For Minors To Use Tanning Salons

Philadelphia City Council will take up a bill later this month to regulate tanning salons, now that it’s been approved in committee.

05/16/2013

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Health: New High Tech Way to Find Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more details.

05/06/2013

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Health: New Jersey Man Tells Story Of Late Wife’s Battle With Skin Cancer

Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in America that’s attacking a growing number of young men and women. Now, a New Jersey man has made it his mission to save lives.

02/25/2013

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HPV Vaccination Rates Still Low

In 2010, fewer than half of girls aged 13-17 had received even just one dose of the vaccine against hpv, while only 32% had received the recommended 3 doses. This, as the death rate from hpv-associated cancers is growing.

01/25/2013

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Skin Cancer Increases Risk Of Secondary Cancer

The most common form of skin cancer is non-melanoma skin cancer. We know that people affected by it are at an increased risk for developing another type of cancer later in life.

12/25/2012

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Avoid Sun To Avoid Skin Cancer

The risk of developing skin cancer is increased by exposure to sunlight. Sunblock can help protect against it but it is not one hundred percent.

07/23/2012

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Aspirin May Prevent Skin Cancer

There is an interesting report in the journal Cancer which has gained a great deal of attention because of potential protection against skin cancer including malignant melanoma.

06/04/2012

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Anti-Cancer Groups Want N.J. To Ban Indoor Tanning For Those Under 18

The push is not due to the recent hue and cry over that New Jersey mom and her child in a tanning facility, but to what the American Cancer Society says are scary new figures about melanoma.

05/07/2012

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New Jersey Lawmakers Propose New Tanning Bed Legislation

As New Jersey mom Patricia Krentcil stands in court, accused of bringing her daughter into a tanning bed, one look at her is raising some questions about the risks of excessive tanning.

05/02/2012

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