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2012-07-18 06:28:10

American Academy of Dermatology Association Praises Policymakers' Leadership SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of New York took a positive step to protect youth from the dangers of skin cancer by prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by those 16 and younger, and requiring 17-year-olds to obtain parental consent. This law is based on significant scientific evidence that indoor tanning is undeniably linked to increased risk of developing...

2012-06-26 10:24:40

American Academy of Dermatology Association Commends Policymakers' Leadership SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhode Island took a great step today to protect youth from the dangers of skin cancer by prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by minors under the age of 18 without parental consent. This important action is based on significant scientific evidence that indoor tanning is undeniably linked to increased risk of developing melanoma and other forms of...

2012-06-06 10:25:12

American Academy of Dermatology Association Lauds Policymakers' Leadership SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the City of Chicago City Council approved Alderman Debra Silverstein's ordinance to prohibit minors under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning beds at Chicago salons. This important action is based on significant scientific evidence that indoor tanning is undeniably linked to increased risk of developing melanoma and other forms of skin cancer....

2012-05-07 14:21:16

Statement from Daniel M. Siegel, MD, FAAD President, American Academy of Dermatology Association SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology Association commends the USPSTF for recognizing the importance of behavioral counseling on skin cancer prevention for children, adolescents, and young adults. Melanoma is now the second most common form of cancer for those 15-29 years old, with rates continuing to increase, especially in females from...

2012-05-02 10:27:30

American Academy of Dermatology Association and Vermont Dermatological Society Laud Policymakers' Leadership SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday Vermont became the second state in the nation, after California, to prohibit the use of indoor tanning beds by minors under the age of 18. This important action is based on significant scientific evidence that indoor tanning is undeniably linked to increased risk of developing melanoma and other forms of skin...

2012-03-19 06:24:42

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald A. Henrichs, CAE, today announced his retirement as the Executive Director and CEO of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology Association (Academy), effective June 5, 2012. "I have been anticipating retirement for a while, and it is with careful consideration that I have decided to move on to the next phase of my life," Henrichs said. Henrichs' contributions during his nearly eight-year tenure...

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...

2012-02-08 14:11:00

Senate & House Hearings to Consider Greater Protection of Youth ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Senator Jamie Raskin, Delegate Kirill Reznik and Delegate Mary Ann Love joined 11 additional legislators in the Maryland State Senate and House of Delegates in co-sponsoring Senate Bill 213 and House Bill 207 to prohibit use of tanning devices by minors under the age of 18. The Maryland legislation is designed to protect youth from melanoma, the...

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...