July 1, 2001
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
April 1, 2001
Heating up acetone in a microwave causes a fire that damages the salon and injures a nail technician.
Keywords: acetone/removal products Doug Schoon
February 1, 2001
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
January 1, 2001
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
November 1, 2000
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
November 1, 2000
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
September 1, 2000
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
August 1, 2000
What infection control personnel say common sense has long indicated is now being proven by research: Health care workers with artificial nails and long nails are more likely to harbor harmful bacteria on their hands.
Keywords: nurses and artificial nails
July 1, 2000
NAILS has learned from correspondence from the U.S.-based Nail manufacturers Council and an interview with industry chemist Dough Schoon that an ingredient commonly found in acrylic systems called benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is under scrutiny in several European countries because of a regulatory classification issue.
Keywords: Doug Schoon ingredients international
June 1, 2000
Understand your risk of allergic and irritant reactions to the products you work with and you can probably prevent problems before they start.
Keywords: allergic reactions workplace allergies
May 1, 2000
One out of every nine women will develop breast cancer, which means one in nine nail techs will probably develop breast cancer too. The beauty industry has rallied behind the cause of awareness and research, but how does our industry of predominantly women address the disease on a personal level?
Keywords: breast cancer awareness CND healthy working
June 1, 1999
Attention to fine detail or long periods of concentrated labor is standard operating procedure for many nail technicians. Unfortunately these work conditions can be major factors in developing vision problems.