Hopefully, this case will prevent tanning bed companies throughout the United States from blatantly lying about the serious negative health effects of tanning beds.

We know that just ONE indoor tanning session increases the chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent, and each additional session during the same year boosts the risk almost another two percent you need to make sure that tanning bed companies are not spouting lies like:

“If you want to reduce cancer by as much as 80 percent, you want to reduce the risk of heart disease, you want to reduce diabetes, reduce obesity, reduce mental health disorders, then all you need to do is get people into the tanning booths in the winter months combined with good nutrition.”

or the Susan Korman breast cancer advocacy group “doesn’t want you to know the truth about tanning booths because if women were in tanning booths they wouldn’t be growing breast cancer tumors during the winter months.”

I personally have seen both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer occur in very young patients so I really hope that tanning beds throughout the United States are further regulated just like cigarettes.


The Consumer Products Safety Commission has officially announced a recall of the Fitbit Force because of thousands of complaints of itchy rashes and burns on users’ wrists while wearing the wireless wristband activity tracker.

The culprit is likely an allergic contact dermatitis to the nickel that is in the stainless steel casing or an adhesive used in the strap.

To get your new Fitbit call 1-888-656-6381 or go to http://www.fitbit.com/forcesupport

New research study showing that people who develop a non melanoma skin cancer (so a basal or squamous cell skin cancer), before the age of 25 have a significantly higher risk of developing other types of cancers in the future.

Their risks of developing salivary gland cancer and melanoma were especially high — 93 times higher risk for salivary gland cancer and 94 times higher risk for melanoma. Also there is higher risk of bone cancer (53 times higher risk), blood cancers (26 times higher risk) and brain cancer (20 times higher risk).

It is not clear why this is occurring, but this is definitely something I will inform this patient group about.


Infections Linked to Chinese Seafood Markets in New York.


An interesting new article from the Journal of Pediatrics on how skin rashes diagnosed as eczema, impetigo or psoriasis in some children were actually allergic reactions to an ingredient in baby wipes.

The preservative causing the reaction is methylisothiazolinone which can also be found in body lotions, makeup and shampoos.


Great educational video about uv rays, sun protection and the prevention of photo-aging.

Unfortunately with the blizzard in the East coast this is not to relevant right now, but it is still great basic information for all!