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The problem with tanning and the myth of the base tan

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Are you a person who loves to be tan? Do you pine after the bronzed look of jet-setting celebrities just back from the tropics? If so, youíre not alone ó letís face it, weíre a culture thatís obsessed with being tan. Itís attractive, fashionable, and a sign of good health, right? …

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