HEALTH ALERT -- There is an important reminder to be aware of the risks that come with tanning, whether it is outside or not. A new study shows people who tan are not getting the skin cancer screenings that could be lifesaving.
Dermatologists say getting a "base tan" damages your skin and anyone exposed to UV radiation needs to be checked out regularly for signs of melanoma, which is the type of skin cancer that can be deadly.
Researchers say indoor tanners were least likely to get screened. But, people who have had skin cancer, or have a close relative who has, were more likely to get screened.
Researchers also say people who do not tan or use spray-on tanner were found to be wealthier and more health conscious.
- Health Alert: Study shows some people who tan do not get skin cancer screenings
- Health Alert: Gaming Disorder
- Free oral cancer screenings at Umpqua Community College
- Pacific Northwest has some of the highest skin cancer rates in the U.S.
- HEALTH ALERT: CBD coming to Walgreens
- Oregon day care provider admits leaving kids to go tanning
- Bend woman who left daycare kids to tan appealing sentence
- Not all screen time causes kids to underperform in school, study says
- International Fitness responds after claims pool caused skin rashes