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April 9, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
TAN MOM has not yet burnt to a crisp, and now she wants to get in the ring. Patricia Krentcil gained national notoriety and became a favorite of Howard Stern after taking her 5-year-old daughter to the tanning salon. Because our society is such that it is, Krentcil is still on the publicity-hound circuit, this time hooking up with celebrity-boxing promoter Damon Feldman . But Feldman is looking for an opponent for the leathery lady. Want a chance to win $5,000 on a Tan Mom TKO (take home $1,000 for a win, $500 for just stepping into the ring)
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July 23, 2006 | By Melissa Dribben INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Had a pedicure? Pan-fried yourself in a tanning bed? Been zapped by lasers to remove hair from your nether lands? Then you, in all likelihood, have put yourself in harm's way. Before going under the blade for breast implants or a face lift, patients generally do research to make sure their surgeon is properly qualified and knows what to do if problems arise. But people are more cavalier about treatments that seem less invasive. So they put themselves in the hands of strangers with iffy training who lance toes with unsterile tools, wield dangerously powerful rays of light, and sandblast tender skin.
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February 7, 1991 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
A roly-poly, pipe-smoking snowman, who looks out of place amid recent springlike temperatures, has chilled relations between the owner of a fitness health club and Radnor Township. The 25-foot-high, rubberized snowman, pumped with air and secured by guide lines, is perched atop the roof of Club La Maison at 215 Sugartown Rd. The snowman is visible for miles and evokes chuckles and smiles from passersby, but he is breaking Radnor's zoning code. The township charged that La Maison's proprietor, Richard Sposato, had failed to obtain a permit to display the snowman.
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August 8, 2014 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katie Hayek had rushed from Philadelphia to New York, and made it to the set just in time to prepare for the day's shooting of The Following. It was February 2013 and Hayek, an aspiring actress, had scored a small role in the television series about an uber-violent, but highly, literate cult. "Too many tanning beds?" the hair and makeup artist asked, noticing the pocked trail of blisters across Hayek's scorched chest. Hayek laughed. "Let me tell you about that tanning bed. " Hayek (pronounced HAY-eck)
NEWS
April 1, 2005
Tanning-facilities regulation merits support Thank you for Lini S. Kadaba's March 24 article, "States see the dark side of teenagers' tans. " Public awareness of increased skin cancer risks from even occasional use of tanning beds is very low. Many customers, particularly youths, are unaware that indoor tanning salons are unregulated and that there is no state law for safety and sanitation inspections. Users risk contracting contagious skin infections as well as skin and eye damage from ultraviolet radiation.
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May 25, 1989 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here comes Memorial Day weekend, Sun Bunny. Time to head for Bakery Beach to fricassee your frame. Gotta get that wheat-toast look, right? Burnt is beautiful, right? Wrong, Sun Bunny. New ideas about tanning are abroad on the beaches and, basically, the word for this summer is: Cool it. A recent report by the National Institutes of Health says suntans can lead to skin cancer, a weakened immune system and skin that wrinkles and ages before its time. All forms of tanning are potentially hazardous to your health, there is no such thing as a healthy tan and tanning is visible evidence of injury to the skin, the NIH report concluded.
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May 16, 1988 | Marc Schogol and including reports from Glamour magazine and Inquirer wire services
YUPPIE DISEASE. More than half of those saying they suffered chronic fatigue actually had undiagnosed mental illness, a new study reports. Epstein- Barr virus (EBV), which causes mononucleosis, has been suspected as the primary cause of chronic fatigue, the fourth most common complaint of patients seeing internists and the seventh most common among those seeing family doctors. But University of Connecticut researchers found that only 15 percent of 100 subjects showed any signs of EBV infection, and that those with such signs also suffered a mental illness, such as depression or panic disorder.
NEWS
April 8, 1991 | BY CAL THOMAS
Now that the National Endowment for the Arts is busy funding with our tax dollars every kinky kind of expression imaginable, one would think no form of speech or expression is now forbidden. But one would be wrong. Take the case of two Seattle restaurant workers fired for trying to persuade a pregnant customer not to order an alcoholic beverage. Danita Fitch and G.R. Heryford were dismissed after the customer complained the employees were reluctant to serve her an alcoholic drink.
NEWS
April 13, 2014
Turned away, so they won't burn The legislative momentum building in Harrisburg behind new rules to prohibit teens under 17 from using tanning beds and booths, and to require parental consent for 17-year-olds, is encouraging. In addition, lawmakers would require operator training, posted health warnings, and that new customers sign forms acknowledging the risks. Indoor tanning increases by 75 percent the risk of melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer. Dr. Bruce Brod of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, cochair of Melanoma International's Scientific Board, and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, calls indoor tanning both dangerous and unhealthy, especially for young women.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2002 | By ALEX RICHMOND For the Daily News
THINK THERE'S nothing new under the sun, beautywise? That all you have to do to pretty up your skin after months of hiding it under heavy sweaters is to slap on a little sunscreen? Oh, honey. Where have you been? From drugstore to department store, beauty innovations abound. It's time to throw out those bottles of summer necessities from yesteryear and get with the new. Umbrellas in a bottle Did you know that one week of baking on the beach equals a year of the incidental sun exposure you get walking around or driving?
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April 24, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vivian Tan was a clarinet player for what is now the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Royal College of Music in London. From 1982 to 1984, Ms. Tan studied clarinet at the former Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. But, said her friend Brenda Hallahan, Ms. Tan gave up her musical career because "she just saw the needs of the children in the inner city in Philadelphia, and just developed a love and a passion for the children. " On Sunday, April 5, Ms. Tan, 53, of Mickleton, founder of the children's program in Haddon Heights known as Kids Alley, died of complications from cancer at CareOne at Evesham, an assisted living center in Marlton.
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March 25, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the eight months since Pennsylvania's indoor tanning law took effect, the state health department has sent letters informing nearly 2,800 facilities that they must register, pay annual fees, and comply with new rules designed to protect consumers, especially teens. So far, only 133 facilities, less than 5 percent, have signed up. That may not be surprising, since the state won't start annual inspections and enforcement until next year. But two medical groups that lobbied for the law are calling attention to the apparent recalcitrance.
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March 16, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A 25-YEAR-OLD woman was raped at the Montgomery Township tanning salon where she worked in late February, according to police. The victim was at the salon, the name of which the Daily News is withholding to protect her identity, when Marshall Gibson, 19, entered and asked to use the bathroom around 8:45 p.m. Feb. 25, according to police. He was given permission to use the restroom after which, he and the victim entered one of the tanning rooms together, police said. While in the room, Gibson made unwanted sexual advances toward the woman and then pulled out a knife, placed it to her throat and threatened to hurt her if she did not comply with his demands, according to the arrest affidavit.
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katie Hayek had rushed from Philadelphia to New York, and made it to the set just in time to prepare for the day's shooting of The Following. It was February 2013 and Hayek, an aspiring actress, had scored a small role in the television series about an uber-violent, but highly, literate cult. "Too many tanning beds?" the hair and makeup artist asked, noticing the pocked trail of blisters across Hayek's scorched chest. Hayek laughed. "Let me tell you about that tanning bed. " Hayek (pronounced HAY-eck)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before her senior prom at Germantown Academy in April, Allison Moise had a fairly typical to-do list: Find the perfect dress, figure out what to do with her hair, and hit the tanning salon for some unseasonable bronze color - a school-dance ritual she has stuck to since she was 15 or 16 years old. But while nervous dates and inedible catered meals may never go away, pre-prom tanning is one tradition that could be on its way out in Pennsylvania....
NEWS
April 13, 2014
Turned away, so they won't burn The legislative momentum building in Harrisburg behind new rules to prohibit teens under 17 from using tanning beds and booths, and to require parental consent for 17-year-olds, is encouraging. In addition, lawmakers would require operator training, posted health warnings, and that new customers sign forms acknowledging the risks. Indoor tanning increases by 75 percent the risk of melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer. Dr. Bruce Brod of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, cochair of Melanoma International's Scientific Board, and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, calls indoor tanning both dangerous and unhealthy, especially for young women.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
TAN MOM has not yet burnt to a crisp, and now she wants to get in the ring. Patricia Krentcil gained national notoriety and became a favorite of Howard Stern after taking her 5-year-old daughter to the tanning salon. Because our society is such that it is, Krentcil is still on the publicity-hound circuit, this time hooking up with celebrity-boxing promoter Damon Feldman . But Feldman is looking for an opponent for the leathery lady. Want a chance to win $5,000 on a Tan Mom TKO (take home $1,000 for a win, $500 for just stepping into the ring)
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
SOON, IT MAY not be so easy for teenagers to use tanning salons in Philadelphia. City Council approved a bill yesterday that would require minors to be accompanied by adults at the salons and ban those younger than 14 from indoor tanning unless they have a doctor's note. Mayor Nutter is expected to sign off on the bill, sponsored by Councilman Bill Greenlee. At Council's session, Kelly Andrews, a representative for the American Cancer Society, called for a stronger bill. "Parental consent is not an effective or reliable barrier to tanning," Andrews said.
NEWS
May 21, 2013 | By Erin McCarthy, For The Inquirer
Councilman William Greenlee hopes not to get burnt Thursday when his indoor-tanning bill comes up for a vote. Citing what he called "a preponderance of evidence" that indoor tanning greatly raises one's risk of developing skin cancer, Greenlee has introduced a bill that would restrict minors from using indoor-tanning facilities in Philadelphia without parental permission. The measure would also prohibit those younger than 14 from using commercial tanning beds and other ultraviolet-emitting equipment without a doctor's permission.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
Fully two-thirds of the states restrict teens' access to tanning beds, so New Jersey joined the public-health mainstream this month when Gov. Christie signed a welcome ban on indoor tanning for anyone under 17. Pennsylvania officials should follow suit by acting on similar legislation just proposed in Harrisburg. It's long past time for both states to protect teens - especially high-school-age girls - from the well-documented risk of skin cancer from misuse of commercial tanning facilities.
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