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Rep. Carolyn Maloney discusses a new initiative aimed at keeping kids out of tanning beds. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Rep. Maloney Launches Initiative To Keep Minors Out Of Tanning Beds

On Saturday, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney joined health officials in announcing a new initiative that would establish a nationwide ban on the use of tanning beds by those who are less than 18-years-old.

06/28/2014

Beachgoers hit the sand in Belmar, N.J., on May, 25, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Surprising Sun Care Facts You May Not Know

Everyone knows you need to apply sunscreen early and often when you go out in the sun, but did you know alcohol, Aspirin, and yogurt can all affect your risk for skin cancer?

06/26/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Mr. Phil Simms Talks Skin Health

It wasn’t all health-related though, as the guys talked about the ever-changing NFL rule book and CBS’ decision to add retired referee Mike Carey to its football coverage.

WFAN–06/25/2014

A government panel has proposed new guidelines for vitamin D screenings. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Government Proposes New Guidelines For Vitamin D Screening

Many doctors still believe that screening and vitamin D supplements are important for good health.

06/23/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: ‘Tis The Season To Liberally Apply Sunscreen

The unofficial start of summer serves as an annual reminder to use sunscreen whenever you head outdoors.

05/20/2014

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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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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.

10/15/2013

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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?

07/11/2013

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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.

06/10/2013

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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.

06/03/2013

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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.

03/06/2013

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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.

07/02/2012

Hairdresser Roger Least spotted a little irritation behind the ear of Glenda Vanry.  (credit: CBS 2)

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.

11/03/2011

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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.

03/01/2011

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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.

02/17/2011

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