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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  

The Nail Doctor

February 1, 2000  | Article

The Nail Doctor answers your questions about strep, overgrowth, and white spots. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   brittle nails   diabetic clients   eczema   elderly clients  

The Doctor Is In

January 1, 2000  | Article

With Dr. Rich and Dr. Bronow.

Keywords: diabetic clients   ingrown toenails   special needs clients   The Nail Doctor  

The Nail Doctor

September 1, 1999  | Article

The Nail Doctor on allergic reactions to formaldehyde, treating fungal infections, and curing psoriasis. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   formaldehyde   fungus   fungus treatments   onycholysis  

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  

The Nail Doctor

February 1, 1999  | Article

The Nail Doctor on brittle nail syndrome, psoriasis and acrylics, and breakage. 

Keywords: biotin   brittle nail syndrome   effects of medications on nails   elderly clients   formaldehyde-free products  

Fighting Nail Tech Spread

February 1, 1999  | Article

You’ve been sitting all day serving clients. You don’t have time to grab more than a candy bar for lunch. The gym is not even an option since you need to rush home to make dinner for the kids. Sound familiar? Read on for some in-salon workout tips.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working  

Just My Opinion: MMA, New York State, and Me

February 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   MMA  

Stop Hand Pain

January 1, 1999  | Article

Stop Hand Pain Before It Stops You

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   repetitive motion injuries   work-related injuries  

Looks Good, Smells Better

December 1, 1998  | Article

Salon owner Debbie Shoaff came up with her own solution to needing good ventilation that fits in nicely with the salon atmosphere. 

Keywords: Debra Shoaff   ventilation  

Managing Your Stress

November 1, 1998  | Article

Lessen anxiety and maximize job enjoyment by overcoming five basic stressors.

Keywords: minimizing stress  

Can I Work While I’m Pregnant?

November 1, 1998  | Article

Research is still inconclusive regarding a link between chemicals used in the salon and certain birth defects, but don’t take chances. Experts agree that common- sense precautions substantially reduce any potential risks.

Keywords: working while pregnant  

Protecting Working Hands

November 1, 1998  | Article

Protecting oneself against chemical absorption at the salon starts with the simple practice of wearing gloves, or applying a barrier cream, or both.

Keywords: hand care   working safely  

Contacts Pose Special Problems

November 1, 1998  | Article

Filing dust, clippings, aerosol sprays, and especially chemical splashes and vapors make wearing contact lenses in the salon potentially hazardous. How can you protect your precious eyesight?

Keywords: eye safety   healthy working  

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