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4 Your Health: Cancer survivors putting themselves in harms way

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Tucson- Although most melanoma survivors limit their sun exposure many continue to get sunburns.

A University of Minnesota study compared sun exposure and protection habits of melanoma patients to people with no history of skin cancer.

Survivors were more likely to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing but 20 percent reported getting tanned or burned in the previous year.

When a bad flu season hits seniors may want to opt for the high dose flu vaccine.

Higher flu dose better for elderly

Government researchers found elderly patients were 36 percent less likely to die from flu complications when they got the high dose rather than the standard dose of flu vaccine.

However, researchers said, the higher dose was not better at preventing deaths during a mild flu season.

TV impact on schooling

A new study suggests how much television young children watch may affect their school readiness.

Researchers at New York University, looked at the TV habits of 800 kindergartners from diverse backgrounds.

Watching more than two hours a day was linked to lower school readiness, particularly in math and thinking skills.

The findings also revealed that children from low-income families were especially hurt by watching too much TV.

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