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NYC Health Department To Look At New Proposed Guidelines For Tanning Salons

Under the proposal, the health department would assume oversight of tanning salons from the state, which issues their permit.


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Seen At 11: Could A Pill Replace Your Sunscreen?

If you have spent time in the sun this summer chances are you’ve lathered up with lotions, sprays, and oils to keep your skin healthy; but, what if all you needed was a pill?


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Seen At 11: New Treatments Go Below The Surface To Stop Skin Cancer Before It Starts

Actinic keratoses look like red, scaly patches and are usually found on sun-exposed skin like backs of hands, balding scalps, ears, and the face. The keratoses can usually be frozen off with liquid nitrogen, but they could signal a more serious problem.


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The Risks Of Sun Exposure And How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Now that sun exposure is considered a cancer risk on the same level with tobacco and asbestos, it’s time to get serious about protecting yourself.


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Do Gel Manicures Increase The Risk Of Skin Cancer?

Sometimes it seems like there’s a nail salon on every corner. Manicures and pedicures are a quick way to pamper yourself and put your best hand or foot forward.


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Dr Max Gomez: Could Drinking Coffee Reduce Your Risk For Skin Cancer?

New research shows that your morning cup of coffee could help lower your risk for skin cancer. CBS 2′s Dr Max Gomez has the latest on a study from the Journal For Cancer Research that showed a connection between the amount of coffee a person drinks and a reduced risk for basal cell carcinoma.


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Hair Stylists Saving Lives By Spotting Clients’ Skin Cancer

You think of your hairdresser as saving you from bad hair days. But now, your favorite stylist just may save your life.


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HealthWatch: Skin Cancer And Cosmetic Procedures

A cosmetic procedure is the perfect opportunity for early detection, so in a way, botox could save your life, Dr. Max Gomez reports.


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HealthWatch: Surgery-Less Skin Cancer Detection

Malignant melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers. It’s very curable if caught at an early stage, which usually involves surgical biopsies, but medical-grade tape may help patients avoid going under the knife.


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New Drug Offers Skin Cancer Patients Hope, More Time

A new treatment for skin cancer is giving patients in the final stage of the disease more time – and more hope.