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Lifestyle Trends Affect the Health of Our Feet

November 1, 2007  | Article

Lifestyle factors affect the health of our feet. Obesity, poor circulation, and even the choice of shoe can lead to serious foot conditions.

Keywords: diabetic clients   foot care   fungus   skin diseases   special needs clients  

U.S. Deaths From Drug-Resistant Staph on the Rise

October 18, 2007  | News

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the number of deaths caused by MRSA staph infections in the U.S. may soon surpass the number of deaths caused by AIDS, writes the Associated Press.

Keywords: MRSA   pedicure sanitation   staph infections  

Spread the News About Onychomycosis

September 1, 2007  | Article

As nail techs, our interest in how to treat onychomycosis seems insatiable. We want to stay informed and update our client on new ways to treat this persistent problem. You’ll be glad to know topical treatments are already in the testing phase, and NAILS has all the details.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   onychomycosis  

Put Some Medi In Your Pedi

May 1, 2007  | Article

So-called “medi pedis” are catching on with consumers despite the fact that there are no strict guidelines on what they entail or who can perform them. Salons that offer this therapeutic service promise clients a high level of sanitation, scrupulous callus reduction, superior treatment products, and expert knowledge on the part of the practitioner.

Keywords: medical pedicures  

Wisconsin Launches a Public Awareness Campaign About Salon Safety

April 4, 2007  | News

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.

Keywords: salon safety   salon sanitation   staph infections   state licensing   Wisconsin  

Going the Distance (Restoring Runners' Feet)

February 1, 2007  | Article

Runners’ feet crave special attention. Rev up your pedicure business by catering to those clients who run for fun or fitness. A foot is a runner’s first point of impact — you can be their first line of defense against injury, through service and education.

Keywords: callus   damaged toenails   pedicures   plantar fasciitis   runners pedicure  

Nail Trauma: The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.

Keywords: nail trauma  

The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.

Keywords: client health   nail diseases   nail trauma   subungual hematoma  

Prevent Pincer Nails

November 1, 2006  | Article

This all-too-common condition is often attributable to poor filing. You may not be aware of it, but if you are an experienced nail tech it’s likely your keen eye and meticulous work have prevented clients from the pain of pincer nails.

Keywords: foot disorders   pincer nails  

Here’s the Scoop (Scoop Nails, That Is)

August 1, 2006  | Article

Spoon nails are so common, techs may not even recognize the mildest cases. Although they may indicate a more serious problem, spoon nails often are nothing more than an aesthetic nuisance that can be made beautiful with an overlay.

Keywords: koilonychia   nail diseases   scoop nails  

When Darker Isn’t Better

July 1, 2006  | Article

These black bands aren’t worn for power. The dark bands on nails, melanonychia, are often harmless, but they can also be signs of cancer.

Keywords: client health   melanonychia   nail diseases  

The Itch of Eczema

June 1, 2006  | Article

Although eczema cannot be cured, there are ways to relieve the itchiness and rash associated with this chronic skin condition. Avoiding triggers such as hot water and sunburn can help prevent an outbreak of eczema.

Keywords: eczema   skin conditions  

It's Like Splitting Nails

May 1, 2006  | Article

Splitting nails are common in your clients, but they shouldn’t be a major concern for you. You will still be able to give these clients regular services, and you can even help them recover from a temporary split using your skills with wraps or overlays.

Keywords: onychoschizia   splitting nails  

The Bare Bones on Bunions

April 1, 2006  | Article

Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments, with women suffering from them at a higher rate than men. Although they don’t disappear once they form, there are ways to alleviate the pain and swelling, including surgery in some cases.

Keywords: bunions   foot disorders  

Extreme Hand Repair

March 1, 2006  | Article

For those clients who insist on looking youthful right down to their fingertips, cosmetic surgery may be the answer. Increasingly popular medical procedures — including laser treatments, fat injections, and sclerotherapy — can remove age spots, bulging veins, and other telltale signs of aging.

Keywords: anti-aging services   Botox   hand facials   laser treatments  

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