Are Tanning Salons Safe for Your Teenager?
Are Tanning Salons Safe for Your Teenager?

Show: Healthy Children - The Talk Show for Parents

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Dr. Sheila Friedlander
Pediatric Dermatology
Topic Info
This is the time of the year when some teens may be thinking about going to tanning salons to build up a tan before spring vacation. Listen in as we discuss sun protection, the dangers of tanning salons, and getting enough vitamin D for our kids.
Guest Info
Dr. Sheila Fallon Friedlander is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine (Dermatology) at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD), section vice chief of Dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego; and Director of the Dermatology Fellowship Training Program at Rady Children’s Hospital. Dr. Friedlander trained at the University of Chicago and UCLA Medical Center and is board certified in Pediatrics, and Dermatology, with sub-specialty certification in Pediatric Dermatology. Research interests include the etiology of infantile vascular lesions, and cutaneous infectious diseases; and she has authored >100 scholarly texts. She is a member of the Academy of Clinician Scholars at UCSD, and is President-elect for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Her honors include the UCSD Pediatric Faculty teaching award, the Upjohn/UCLA Outstanding Resident Research Award, the AAD Gold Triangle Award, and the Children’s Hospital Physician’s Recognition Award. She is listed in Best Doctors, Top Doctors, Who’s Who in America, and 2000 Notable American Women.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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