Fall 2013 (Vol. 30, No. 3)

Perry Robins, MD

A Message from
the President

As the end of summer vacation nears and most of us return to our regular daily routines, it’s easy to think that the need for sun protection is coming to an end as well. With our children back in school from 8 am – 3 pm and many of us back in our offices, we can be lulled into a false sense of security.

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Sun & Skin News: Fall 2013 (Vol. 30, No. 3)

  • A Teacher's Message to Students

    When high school health teacher Cindi Eggemeyer, from Festus, Missouri, was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 45, she was spurred to share her experience—and some hard-learned advice—with her students.Read More

  • FDA Proposes Raising Tanning Beds
    to a Higher Risk Classification

    It is well established that the ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by tanning beds can cause skin cancer. Despite this, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies UV tanning machines as “low to moderate risk” Class I medical devices, in the same category as elastic bandages and tongue depressors.Read More

  • Damage Control for Sunburned Skin

    Sunburn is nothing to trifle with; just five sunburns in the course of your life more than doubles your chances of developing melanoma. The best advice, of course, is to avoid burning by using sun protection strategies such as clothing, sunglasses, shade, and sunscreen. But mistakes happen.Read More