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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  

As I See It, Take A Lunch!

August 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: Paula Gilmore   preventing burnout  

Long Nails and Nursing Don't Mix

August 1, 2000  | Article

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  

Acrylic Ingredient Under Scrutiny In Europe

July 1, 2000  | Article

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  

Are You Allergic to Work in the Salon?

June 1, 2000  | Article

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  

In a Female-Dominated Industry, We're Hard Hit by Breast Cancer

May 1, 2000  | Article

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  

Dealing With Eye Pain and Eyestrain

June 1, 1999  | Article

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.

Tech Takes Action on MMA

May 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: discount salons   MMA  

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