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STR8 UP Health Talk for Teens: Teenage Health Podcast

Get the latest medical advice to help teens look and feel their best from Doctor Robin Miller in our very own teenage health podcast. Nature's Cure presents STR8 UP, Health Talk for Teens. Each teenage health podcast show strives to deliver candid, expert information and advice to help adolescents make healthy decisions as they go through puberty and face new teenage health dilemmas.

Topics focus on teenage health issues affecting the physical and emotional well-being of today's youth, with teenage health advice on things like tattoos and piercings, mononucleosis, sports safety, exercise, skin care, nutrition and diet trends, personal hygiene, and dealing with stress.

Tanning 101

Everyone knows that tanning can lead to dangerous consequences down the road, but that doesn't stop us from seeking out that golden glow. Dr. Robin Miller talks about how to achieve the summer color you want without the risk.

* How sunless tanners work
* Which types to try and which to avoid
* The best way to achieve natural looking color
* Important sun safety information

Thu, Jul 13, 2006 | listen now | comments (28)

Comments

nikeae posted on Thu, Jul 17, 2008
tanning makes you skin darker some time it make yo look fake
Destiny posted on Thu, Jul 17, 2008
Tanning makes you look prettier unless you go EVERY day and make a habit out of it. I feel than its not good
winnie posted on Thu, Jul 17, 2008
Tanning is already, but its bad for you. But if your gonna get a fake tan, make sure its NOT orange.
Stephanie posted on Thu, Jul 17, 2008
i just went to the tanning bed yesterday. but, i also have used sunless tanners in the past. They're ok too, i guess
laura posted on Thu, Jul 17, 2008
thanks
Desiree posted on Thu, Jul 17, 2008
I would rather go to a tanning bed.
tracey posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
love tanning beds besides I always get the perfect tan there
kary posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
I love getting tan
kelly posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
i love tan in the sun
Kelsey posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
I do both! Use self tanner, and then tan @ the salon! However, I seldomly go to the salon, so I mainly stick to my self tanner! Either way...I get the look I want, and dont have to worry about anything!
keely posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
tanning in a bottle is too orange. tanning beds are so much better!!
jennay posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
tan in a can is orange. and do u really wanna lay in a cancer bed? seriously?! just buy some one week thing where you put it on everyday and slowly get darker, u dont get orange believe me i know. my hands are orange from doing my friends back for HIM. haha
Johanna posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
I love to tan, But you have to do it safely with suntan lotion and sometimes a self tanner is better, But I don't mind tanning!
april posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
I can not get a tan on my body.
sara posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
i love tsaning
amber posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
I used to go to the tanning beds all the time and I like it cause you see results right away without looking orange and you can use lotions to keep your skin healthy, as long as you dont go everyday or even once a week I dont think its that bad for you
nicole posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
i went tanning for a month my first time ever and i got skin cancer... be safe if you go tannig dont stay in to long know am going to have spots on me for the rest of my life.....
Angelic posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
put lotion on before you put on fake tanning lotion really focusing on the ankles and elbows etc. also take a wipe and around the areas that normallyh turn orange. it works ...
KC posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
i love to tan!
jenna posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
I love going tanning...i tan reguarly at a tanning salon twice a week...everyone looks better with a tan and it just makes u feel good!
Cool posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
i love to TAN
Brittney posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
I am a really pale person so I love to go tanning. I use self tanner mostly because everyone tells me tanning is so bad for your skin. But still, the results are worth while!!
jesi posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
tanning is easy for me, i just have to sit outside in the sun for about half and hour.
Aamira posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
i personally do not have to tan because i am already caramel butterscotch complexion, but tanning is fun though.
Desiree posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
wow all you people sounds like youre 12 and the only thing that matters is the way you look, regardless if it kills you or not, as long as you look good right? Sure most people are much more attractive tan, and everyone wants to do whatever they can to look better, but seriouslyfake baking is NOT the way to go. Especially if skin cancer is prominent in your genes or family. BUt even then, for example, one of my roommates use to tan all the time in a tanning bed, and yeap sure enough, she ended up with a huge tumor on her shoulder from it. She had surgery and had it removed, but theres still this huge scar where it use to be and trust me, its NOT cute! So much for wanting to look hot! YEah youre prob like, that wont happen to me....but the truth is that it can happen to ANYONE. so watch out kids! lol
anna posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
i loooove tanning!!
Lidnsay Harris posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
hi
Amy posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2008
i am usually tan all year...but recently i had a bad blister on my chest and it could have led to skin cancer b/c of too much sun and tanning beds. so BE CAREFUL!

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