Avoid Indoor Tanning!
A recent study examined the association between indoor tanning and melanoma among women under the age of 50. Results show women who tan indoors regularly under the age of 50 were at a 2 to 6 times higher risk of melanoma, compared to age matched women who do not tan indoors (controls). The researchers further examined this correlation by age. Specifically, women who have ever tanned indoors under the age of 30 were 6 times as likely to develop melanoma opposed to controls; wo
Dr. Kouba chair of AAD committee
Dr. David Kouba was chair of an American Academy of Dermatology committee to develop official guidelines for the use of local anesthesia. It was just published in the Journal of the AAD.