When looking at trends among the younger generations, things like tanning and energy drinks come up again and again. This past week two articles on MD Consult touched on each of them.
A common trend in winter is to visit tanning beds to not only feel the warmth, but to also maintain one’s summer tan. And with cold weather beginning to settle over the country it’s important to remember that there are very real negative side-effects in the use of tanning beds.
Focusing on warning off teens, a recent article on MD Consult discussed the need to get more legislative movement aimed towards restricting indoor tanning.
“Even though many medical professionals, patients, and legislators agree with and support the passage of legislation to ban or limit tanning in minors and/or the general population, it is often difficult for laws to be successfully enacted” wrote Dr. Teresa Foo.Comments