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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

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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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You Didn’t Think Bloomberg Would Go Quietly? Tanning Salons Next On Hit List

In what may be his last major initiative before leaving office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to clamp down on tanning salons.

10/14/2013

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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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New Energy Efficient Bulbs Cut Costs But Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

Every time you turn on the lights, you may be putting yourself at risk, according to a disturbing new study.

09/29/2012

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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.

08/26/2010