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Carpal Tunnel: Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

July 1, 2002  | Article

Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   massage  

The [Long] Battle of the Bulge

May 1, 2002  | Article

After nearly a year of weight loss attempts, the Healthy Outlook Club (HOC) that was formed by the NAILS staff and its readers last may concluded in January with a lovely few days at the spa. 

Keywords: healthy working   weight loss  

Making the Change

March 1, 2002  | Article

It’s known as “the change of life” for good reason. Menopause brings many changes to a woman’s body – and not all are welcome. But there are ways you can make your change for the better.

Keywords: aging nail technicians   breast cancer awareness   hormones   women's health  

Are Masks Getting a Bum Rap?

December 1, 2001  | Article

Even though experts agree that wearing a mask is a good thing, some nail techs and consumers have come to consider dust masks a telltale sign of sub-par workmanship or MMA use.

Keywords: inhalation   masks  

Ganglion Cysts: Knots of Tissue That Cramp Your Style

November 1, 2001  | Article

Researchers have not definitively proven that repetitive stress causes ganglion cysts — fibrous lumps that often form on the hand or wrist. But judging by the number of nail techs who get them, it seems likely there’s a connection. The good news is there are many effective treatment options.

Keywords: common ailments of nail technicians   ganglion cysts   work related injuries  

Local Exhaust: a Salon Clean Air Act

August 1, 2001  | Article

There’s something in the air in your salon. In fact, there’s a lot of somethings — acrylic monomers, treatments, polishes, and nail filings, for starters. Clear the air by investing in a ventilation solution that catches the smells at the source.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   HEPA   LaShaun Brown-Glenn   local salon exhaust   Maisie Dunbar  

I'm Joining the Healthy Outlook Club to Feel Better

July 1, 2001  | Article

It’s a known fact that networking and support group commiseration is a benefit to almost any project you can tackle in your life. The Healthy Outlook Club is going to be mine to get in shape. 

Keywords: dieting   eating healthy  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

July 1, 2001  | Article

Help Desk deals with the thickening nails of an elderly client, a customer with fragile, eggshell nails, and the plague of dry, cracking heels. 

Keywords: Bio Sculpture Gel   Cal Gel   cracked heels   deep cracks in heels   effect of age on nails  

Nail Tech Critically Injured in Salon Accident

April 1, 2001  | Article

Heating up acetone in a microwave causes a fire that damages the salon and injures a nail technician.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   Doug Schoon  

Just My Opinion: Artificial Nails and Nursing DO Mix

March 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: nurses and artificial nails  

Don’t Lose Your Grip With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

February 1, 2001  | Article

Having a repetitive-motion injury—such as carpal tunnel syndrome—doesn't mean the end of doing nails, but you should make adjustments in your work techniques and see a doctor before the condition gets worse.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   repetitive motion injuries  

Reevaluating Depression

January 1, 2001  | Article

At some point in her life, one of every four women will suffer a major depression. When feelings of guilt or helplessness weigh heavy and you find yourself tired, irritable, and sad, make sure you're one of the minority of women who gets help.

Keywords: women's health  

To Scrub or Not To Scrub

November 1, 2000  | Article

Research on handwashing techniques in hospitals  has found thatthe traditional surgical scrub, where people take a brush or sponge and vigorously wash all the way up the arm, are not only unnecessary, but even counter-productive.

Keywords: handwashing   salon sanitation  

Outsmarting Osteoporosis

November 1, 2000  | Article

Have you been lackadaisical about getting enough calcium? Slacking off on your exercise? Considering that one of every two women in the US will develop osteoporosis, the question is: do you feel lucky?

Keywords: healthy working  

Diagnosing Diabetes

September 1, 2000  | Article

Diabetes isn’t just on the rise in this country: It’s skyrocketing. Not only are more people getting diabetes, but they’re developing it younger than ever. With an estimated six million people undiagnosed, doctors recommend all at-risk people take the simple and fast test.

Keywords: aging nail technicians   diabetes   healthy working   nail technician health  

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