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2012-03-03 18:20:00

Absurd questions about revenue postpone important health legislation SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Idaho Dermatology Society (IDS) and the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) are disappointed in the postponement of the vote by the Idaho House of Representatives on House Bill 486, which would ban the use of indoor tanning beds by minors under the age of 18. The vote was postponed due to the objections of the Idaho Freedom Foundation...

2012-02-20 08:42:00

Dermatologists Urge Bill Adoption to Protect Youth from Skin Cancer BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association and the Idaho Dermatology Society urge the Idaho state legislature to adopt House Bill 486 which bans the use of indoor tanning devices by minors under 18. The Idaho legislation is designed to protect youth from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and is based on significant scientific evidence that...

2012-02-17 17:26:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD, President, American Academy of Dermatology Association: The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) is severely disappointed that Congress once again allowed partisan politics to stand in the way of a full sustainable growth rate (SGR) fix. The AADA is grateful to those members of Congress who fought for full SGR repeal as part of the bipartisan conference committee package,...

2012-02-15 09:28:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and LEO Pharma want Americans to know that sunburns and premature aging aren't the only indications that their skin has been damaged by cumulative exposure to the sun. Research-based pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma has partnered with the AAD to launch Listen To Your Skin, a campaign aimed to raise awareness about the consequences and symptoms of cumulative sun damage including actinic...

Report Finds Tanning Salons Are Misleading Customers
2012-02-02 06:09:34

A new congressional report accuses tanning salons of misleading their customers to try and gain business. The probe found that tanning salons are downplaying the risks of tanning in beds, and promoting benefits that do not exist to its younger clients that do not know any better. The investigation by the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee found that nearly all indoor tanning salons contacted denied the known risks of indoor tanning, and four out of five salons claimed it is...

2012-02-01 09:29:00

Statement by Suzanne M. Connolly, M.D., FAAD Vice President, American Academy of Dermatology Association SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) lauds the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee for its thorough investigation of indoor tanning salons documenting the false health claims and misleading information being provided to their customers, especially minors. The results of this investigation point to...

2012-01-25 07:02:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LEO Pharma announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Picato® (ingenol mebutate) gel (0.015%, 0.05%) for the topical treatment of actinic keratosis (AK). AK is a precancerous condition caused by cumulative sun exposure that has the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common type of skin cancer.[1],[2] Picato® 0.015% gel is used once daily on the face and scalp...

2012-01-11 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow tires? Check! Anti-freeze? Check! Window scraper? Check! Gloves? Check! Moisturizer? Oops! Just like a car, you need to prepare your skin for the effects of winter. Blasting furnaces and extreme temperature changes can result in skin that is rough, flaky, and downright unsightly. This year, put the brakes on severe dry skin before it starts with AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion. Wrap yourself in this intensely...

2011-12-07 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Womanhood definitely has its advantages--studies even show we live longer than men--but menopause isn't on the list of perks. Sometime between the ages of 40-58, our bodies will inevitably experience a drop in estrogen production and begin a metamorphosis. Along with the hot flashes and night sweats, the lack of estrogen contributes to a loss of the skin's natural oils and moisture, making dry, itchy skin another common symptom of...

2011-10-19 11:09:00

CDC releases the most comprehensive melanoma report in the U.S. to date ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 45,000 cases of melanoma occurred in 45 states and the District of Columbia each year during 2004-2006, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the third most common skin cancer, but is more dangerous and more likely to cause death than other skin...