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Skin cancer: 9 things to know to lower your risk

From cover-ups to caffeine, here are some tips for protecting your skin during the summer and all year long

July 2, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The how-to’s of skin cancer prevention haven’t changed much in recent years — avoid too much ultraviolet light via sun or tanning beds and take care not to burn or tan — but that message is clearly not reaching enough people, according to Fred Hutch researchers.

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Tanning bed use declines, study shows

Rate of use has dipped slightly but 10 million Americans are still using tanning salons regularly

July 1, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The rate of indoor tanning – a habit linked to skin cancers – dipped slightly from 5.5 percent to 4.2 percent among American adults between 2010 and 2013, according to new report.

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