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US Surgeon General: Skin Cancer a Major Public Health Problem

Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak has declared skin cancer a major public health problem in the United States, and has called on federal and local officials to step up prevention. A new report says the number of deadly melanoma cases has skyrocketed 200 percent since 1973. The report blames what it says is a generation of sun worshippers who associate a suntan with good health. Lushniak is urging authorities to provide more shade at public parks, encourage schools to have...

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