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Tanning Beds with Dr. Elini Linos

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Dr. Elini Linos

Everybody wants to look their best, and for some people that means spending hours under the UV lamps inside a tanning bed. But a recent report by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that indoor tanning not only increases the risk for melanoma, but appears to also increase the chances of developing other skin cancers as well.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome Dr. Eleni Linos, an assistant professor of dermatology at UCSF and lead author of that study. Dr. Linos will explain more about her research, and why anyone under the age of 25 should stay far away from tanning salons.

For more info: See Helping to Heal blog about tanning beds