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News Archive for June, 2010

News Covering Nebraska Tanning Rally

Monday, June 28th, 2010


With the U.S. federal 10 percent luxury tax on indoor tanning services set to take effect Thursday, a rally planned by Nebraska tanning facilities on the state capital steps there is starting to garner national interest.

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman …

Are Doctors Killing Black Americans?

Friday, June 25th, 2010

2010-06-25 killing black americans copyA new American Medical Association policy urging black-skinned Americans to use chemical sunscreen just as often as white Americans may actually contribute to epidemic levels of severe vitamin D deficiency in darker-skinned Americans and is an example of how many …

NYT Columnist Addicted to Misinformation

Thursday, June 24th, 2010


New York Times syndicated health columnist Jane Brody penned a column this week suggesting that indoor tanning and suntanning may be addictive — a scientifically dubious thought being promoted by groups who are lobbying against the indoor tanning market as …

Another Doctor: Don’t Shun the Sun

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

2010-06-23 don't shun the sun copyYet another physician has written a high-profile column urging people to get back into the sun and to set aside the most drastic and misguided mantra in dermatology: sun abstinence.

“For the last 30 years or so, doctors (dermatologists in …

Tanning Businesses Hanging On

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010


Six out of 10 indoor tanning businesses say they expect to be in the black in 2010 according to a poll conducted in June — a sure sign that the tanning market continues to be a mixed-bag in the …

Gwyneth Paltrow: Get Some Sun!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

2010-06-21 Gwyneth Paltrow copyActress Gwyneth Paltrow — who for years was the poster-child of cosmetic dermatology’s push to keep everyone out of the sun — revealed last week that sun avoidance made her severely vitamin D deficient and that she no longer considers …

Doctor: Get 20 minutes of daily sun

Friday, June 18th, 2010

2010-06-18 Quote of the Week - 20 minutes copy“I think it’s important we all try to get 20 minutes of unprotected sun-to-skin exposure every day. This is essential for meeting our most basic needs for Vitamin D. Once this is taken care of, I recommend both physical protection;

Salons Plan 2011 Equipment Purchases

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

2010-06-17 2011 Equipment Purchases copyAbout half of tanning facility owners say they intend to purchase or lease new tanning equipment in the next nine months, according to a poll conducted in June.

According to the poll, 51 percent of tanning businesses say they …