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American Academy of Pediatrics
Md. ignores teen cancer risk
Md. ignores teen cancer risk

By rejecting state Sen. Jamie Raskin's bill to make tanning-salon ultraviolet ray machines off-limits to minors, the Senate's Finance Committee has put itself at odds with every major national and state medical group to look at the issue, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Family Physicians, MedChi (the Maryland State Medical Society) as well as the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield. At the committee's riveting hearing on the bill, oncologists, pediatricians, dermatologists, nurses, plastic surgeons, teenagers and melanoma victims lined up against a handful of...