Sponge Homer

Homer H. Hillis, Jr. sponges all kinds of information, business, political and trends. I've been seen on the Sally Jesse Rafeal show with noted trend spotter Faith Popcorn. My Blog will give you an over view of what I'm seeing and reflections on the same.

Friday, September 23, 2005

www.clarkhoward.com had this on his website:

Skin cancer rate triples among young
New statistics out from the Mayo Clinic show that the number of people under 40 who are getting skin cancer has tripled. Overwhelmingly, it’s females not males getting skin cancer. And the No. 1 cause is tanning beds. Women in their 20s and 30s who spent a lot of time in the tanning bed when they were younger are prime candidates and need to see a dermatologist at least once a year. Skin cancer used to affect older people who spent years in the sun and were affected years later. But young people are especially susceptible because tanning beds accelerate the process so much. Dermatologists have been accused of being aggressive with moles or freckles in recent years. But it’s better to overreact than not to react at all. The other side of the coin is that people who get skin cancer become ineligible for health coverage once they get cancer. So, be smart and use sunscreen when you’re outside. And stay out of tanning booths all together.


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