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News Archive for September, 2010

Help on the Way for Your Salon?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

President Obama signed a new small business aid bill this week. The package consists of $42-billion split between tax breaks for small businesses and cash for community banks intended to increase lending. How that will help you is still unclear.…

What ‘75% Increased Risk’ Really Means

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


Anti-sun groups have been parroting a message from the World Health Organization in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Their message is “use of sunbeds before the age of 35 is associated with a 75 percent increase in the risk …

Hartl Speaking at Smart Tan Conference

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

2010-09-16 Hartl Speaking at Smart Tan Conference copySuccessful indoor tanning entrepreneur Tony Hartl — who built and then sold one of the tanning market’s most successful chains — has been added as a featured speaker at Smart Tan Downtown Oct. 22-24 in Downtown Nashville.

Hartl, who founded …

Sunshine Vitamin Fights Depression: Study

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010


New research has established that low levels of “The Sunshine Vitamin” are now linked to a higher risk of depression in adults over the age of 65, according to an article published Tuesday on a leading internet health information site.…

Dermatology Waffling on D Deficiency

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

“It has been questioned whether or not dermatologists contribute to the increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency because of sun protection recommendations, Dr. Suh said. However, studies have shown that most Americans probably do not use sun protection properly or

Half worldwide don’t get enough ‘D’

Monday, September 27th, 2010


More vitamin D experts are starting to acknowledge the incredibly obvious: That worldwide vitamin D deficiency cannot be overcome with diet. Dr. Anthony Norman, a vitamin D expert from the University of California, told United Press International.

“It is clear …

ACS: Melanoma Incidence ‘Stable’

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The American Cancer Society’s key document measuring cancer rates in the United States — “Cancer Facts and Figures” — says that melanoma rates have not increased since 2000 and that rates are declining for women under age 50 — directly …

September Numbers Split: Smart Tan Survey

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010


Tanning business results in September appear split evenly between those who say the month was as good as they expected or better and those whose results fell short of expectations, according to a poll conducted in the last week.…