US Colleges Allow Tanning Facilities On Or Near Campus-HARD TO BELEIVE THIS IS STILL HAPPENING!
(NPR, NBC News, HealthDay, JAMA Dermatology 10/14)
Surprisingly half of the top 125 U.S. colleges and universities allow indoor tanning facilities either on campus or in nearby student housing. Also 14% of colleges allowed students to use “campus cash” to pay for exposure to ultraviolet rays of tanning beds. Interestingly enough when tanning booths were offered in off campus student housing they were free 96% of the time. The AAD points out that melanoma is the number one cancer in adults 25-29. The authors suggest that”in step with tobacco-free policies, tanning free places on college campuses may have high potential to reduce skin cancer risk in young adults”. THIS WOULD SEEM TO BE A ‘NO BRAINER’ MOVE FOR ALL CAMPUSES TO MAKE. STUDENTS ARE FREE TO CHOOSE WHAT THEY WISH TO DO, BUT WHY PUT SUCH A HARMFUL PRACTICE ON CAMPUS AND EVEN OFFER IT FOR FREE SOMETIMES. WE DONT TOLERATE TOBACCO OR ALCOHOL FACILITIES ON CAMPUS, SO WHY WOULD WE TOLERATE FACILITIES THAT PRODUCE SKIN CANCER?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.