June 1, 2005
The downside of a full book is the toll it takes on your body. For those dealing with an aching back, tense shoulders, and tired eyes, relief may be found in yoga-inspired exercises that can be done in no time while sitting at your workstation.
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May 1, 2004
Here are few of the main reasons enhancement-related skin allergies occur and some useful tips for avoiding them.
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December 1, 2003
Good or bad, odor reveals little about salon air quality. Even if your salon rates "sweet" on the smell scale with employees or clients, depend on more reliable measures than your nose to rate your salon's air quality.
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May 1, 2002
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 few lovely days at the spa.
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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?
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October 1, 2000
“I’d estimate that nine out of 10 of my diabetic patients have found relief from foot pain by wearing magnetic insoles.”
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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.
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July 1, 2000
Overweight? Get too little exercise? Eat more fatty foods than you know you should? Smoke? Cholesterol a little (or a lot) high?
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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
February 1, 1999
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
November 1, 1998
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: healthy working
January 1, 1998
My “girls gossip network” of caring clients provided me with a life-saving connection.
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March 1, 1997
"My client’s big toenail’s side walls curve so much that they nearly meet. The middle section of the nail is sore because both ends are pinching the skin. What can I do to relieve this pressure?"
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January 1, 1997
One of my clients has what looks like tiny splinters between her nail bed and nail plate. They are very small, dark, straight lines that appear throughout the nail. Should she see a doctor?
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November 16, 1994
Pregnant nail technicians are rightfully concerned about their exposure to chemicals used in the salon, which, in high concentrations, can be harmful to unborn babies.
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