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More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC...
SOURCES: Gery Guy Jr., Ph.D., MPH, health economist, division of cancer prevention and control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Henry Lim, M.D., dermatologist, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; Len Lichtenfeld, M.D., deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society; March 3, 2017, JAMA Dermatology, online

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 -- The number of U.S. teens who use indoor tanning has dropped by half in recent years, a new government study reveals.

Only about 7 percent of high school students said they used indoor tanning in 2015, down from almost 16 percent of students in 2009, according to ...

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Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens...
SOURCE: Brigham Young University, news release, March 13, 2017

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 -- How can public schools entice teens to use salad bars in the cafeteria? Promote them, researchers say.

There are about 4,800 salad bars in public schools across the United States, according to the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. About 50 percent ...

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Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers...
SOURCE: Psychological Science, news release, March 1, 2017

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 -- No matter how often teenagers are told to drive safely, some might not heed that advice until they are involved in a crash, new research suggests.

The study included 254 teens, ages 16 and 17, who were participating in a driving study. Their cars were equippe...

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