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12 Dumb Celebrities Working On Their Melanoma

There are many everyday rules that don’t apply to celebrities. They get a pass where us normal people have to do things like wash our own dishes and not get escorted around in Escalades and eat fancy dinners for free. They take calls all day long at the beach or pool and look so good while they’re doing it.

Oh, those darned celebrities, they really burn us up!

Speaking of burning up, the one thing celebs can’t avoid is dangerous exposure to the sun. They are normal just like the rest of us when they forget to protect their precious Hollywood skin and turn into lobsters. Here’s a gallery of 12 Dumb Celebrities Working On Their Melanoma that should remind you to apply your sun block 20 minutes before jumping into the water. Keep reading »

I Have Melanoma

A couple months ago, after returning from a vacation in Puerto Rico, I noticed a little mole on my left ankle. I didn’t even realize it was a mole at first, because I don’t really have any others—I thought it was a shaving cut. But when it didn’t go away after a week or so, I took a closer look and realized it was a mole that was different colors and had irregular edges. Keep reading »

What’s The “Tanning Tax” And How Will It Affect Your Pasty-Looking Skin?

Beginning on July 1, President Obama’s health care reform bill will impose a 10 percent tax on all indoor tanning services. Congress claims the tanning tax will raise $2.7 billion over the next decade for health care costs.

But that’s not all the government is up to: Today the Food and Drug Administration is meeting to discuss even more restrictions on tanning. Keep reading »

Skin Cancer: Tanorexia Takes Its Toll

Summer is all about showing some skin while you’re having fun in the sun and tanning goes with the territory. Sadly, as well know, getting that bronze glow can also be life threatening. While fat roll tan lines, raccoon eyes from your sunglasses, or even the dreaded Oompa Loompa-like burn are cause for concern in the short term, there are health risks on the horizon. The rate of melanoma among white women between the ages of 15 and 39 has doubled over the past 30 years. There are almost 14 cases out of every 100,000 young women. Yikes! [Indeed. I got a sunburn this weekend. -- Editor] The medical establishment says the tanning trend is to blame for the tally. So, if you’re still inspired to look like your tanorexic celeb heroines, try a cocktail of self tanner and sunscreen or beware! Have you ever seen the old ladies that look like lobsters lying around the retirement community pools in Florida? They will make you turn white as a ghost! [Truemors] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: A Date With Hayden Panettiere, Foreplay Ideas, And Patricia Field’s Project

  • Hayden Panettiere is auctioning a date with herself on eBay, with the money going to The Whaleman Foundation. The winner and five guests will first attend a fundraising dinner with her, followed by a private whale-watching tour off the coast of California. The current bid is $4,180. [AHN and eBay]
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    Tall Women Have Higher Risk For Melanoma

    Sure the 50-Foot Woman can kick anyone’s butt, but now a new study has shown she’s at a higher risk to have to fight off skin cancer too. According to an Australian scientist, Dr. Catherine Olsen, from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, the tallest quarter of the 5,000 women she studied were 30% more likely to get melanoma than shorties. Dr. Olsen added, “We found this risk greater among women less than 50 years of age.” Is that just because tall women have more skin to show? Well, she and her colleagues from Italy, the USA, and Britain, are just not sure, but being naturally pasty or excessively tanning are still the strongest risk factors. So ladies, if you want to look trendy and orange like Paris Hilton, but not get the big C, you better stick to a spray tan….or you’ll end up looking like a California Raisin like Lindsay Lohan. [Fox News] Keep reading »

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