- “The Interview” — Not Coming To A Theater Near YouPosted 20 hours ago
- Jeb Bush To “Actively Explore The Possibility Of Running For President”Posted 21 hours ago
- Legal Lis: Newtown Families Sue Gun Maker for Sandy Hook MassacrePosted 22 hours ago
- Insurance Industry Giving Affordable Care Act Customers More Time To Pay PremiumsPosted 2 days ago
- Boehner Responds To President Obama’s Immigration Plan [VIDEO]Posted 4 weeks ago
- AFMW: Comedian Sebastian ManiscalcoPosted 1 month ago
- FOX in the Fast Lane: Kicking Off The ChasePosted 3 months ago
- Obamacare Data Discrepancies Could Jeopardize CoveragePosted 6 months ago
Housecall for Health: Tan Mom Inspires “Tanorexia”
A new medical term, although made up, is now being used by Americans to describe people with an addiction to tanning. The term has come about thanks to a woman charged with child endangerment for bringing her daughter into a booth at a tanning salon.
FOX News Radio’s Hank Weinbloom reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:
People talked about it, comedians joked about it; the New Jersey mother who spends lots of time in the tanning booth. It’s being called “tanorexia,” excessive tanning.
There is no such medical term, but research has shown people can get addicted. They say the process of tanning releases endorphins, which make you feel good, and people can get hooked on that. But the skin cancer risk and the leathery skin would make most people think twice about overdoing it.
Housecall for Health, I’m Hank Weinbloom, FOX News Radio.