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Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Tanning

Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Tanning

(HealthDay News) -- Many teens want their skin to cast a bronze hue, but tanning can cause significant skin damage and serious health problems.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says teens can protect themselves by:

  • Using sunscreen.

  • Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.

  • Avoiding direct sunlight when taking an antibiotic or birth control pills.

  • Avoiding tanning pills or tanning accelerators.

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