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Summertime, and the Tanning's Easy

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Mon., 7/2/12
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Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

The Callie Crossley Show

Marjorie Garber and Alicia Anstead join us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

The Callie Crossley Show

Garen Daly joins us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

The Callie Crossley Show

Peter Kadzis, Gintautas Dumcius and Sue O'Connell join us.

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

The Callie Crossley Show

Arnie Arnesen, Robert Whitcomb and Brian Rosman join us..

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

The Callie Crossley Show

Leon Neyfakh joins us.

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

The Callie Crossley Show

Elihu Rubin joins us.


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Summertime, and the Tanning's Easy

Tomorrow marks the official first day of summer. There's no better time to head to the beach and clock in a couple hours under the sun. Amid the revelry and relaxation, all that summer sun comes with a price tag: burns, blisters, wrinkles, skin growths, even skin cancers.

We've figured out ways to tan & tone, Botox, ink and spray our skins, but our bodies still don't know how to deal with loads of extra light we get -- the hours sitting in the sun or under the lamp, roasting away -- in pursuit of that perfect summer look. Today we're looking at both sides: the benefits of sunlight, the problems with overexposure, and the FDA's new recommendations for protecting yourself.


Are you a current sun worshipper?  A former sun bather? Are you taking extra steps to protect yourself and your children from the sun this summer? We want you to weigh in on our facebook page.


Guests:
Michael Holick is a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine. He's the author of The Vitamin D Solution  and The UV Advantage.

Nina Jablonski is a professor and head of the Department of Anthropology at Penn State University. She's author of Skin: A Natural History.

Dr. Robin Travers is a dermatologist at the SkinCare Physicians clinic in Boston.

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