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Melanoma Monday


In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 2

The sun is out, and so is the aloe vera. If your skin is feeling the effects of the May sunshine, it might be time to reconsider the notion of a "healthy glow."

Today is Melanoma Monday. We're talking tanning beds and cancer screenings.

Here's some statistics to get us started: Nearly 44% of high school junior girls and nearly 50% of high school senior girls currently use tanning beds in South Dakota (2013, YRBS)

David Benson is the South Dakota Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. in Sioux Falls. Dr. Jacob Kusmak is a Sanford dermatologist.

Chris is a producer for In the Moment.