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News Archive for December, 2010

Vitamin D Council: Use a Sunbed

Thursday, December 30th, 2010


The independent Vitamin D Council suggests that people should use a sunbed in the winter — being careful to avoid a sunburn — as one of the primary ways to make sufficient vitamin D.

Dr. John Cannell, founder of The …

Why ’75 percent’ Stat is Wrong

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

indoortanning1229Internet health education web site is calling for people to re-examine the relatively small risk of melanoma, often put out of perspective by groups linked to those who profit from anti-sun messaging.

In an article titled “Skin cancer risk …

Smart Tan Webinars Resume Jan. 4

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

2010-11-05 Webinar1 copySmart Tan is continuing its highly successful webinar series in January and February, offering courses featuring material from classes from Smart Tan Downtown in Nashville Oct. 22-24 that were popular but which were concurrent to other courses.

“The first three …

UV Exposure: The Natural ‘D’

Friday, December 24th, 2010

2010-07-23 D Shadow copyNew research showing how the body actually metabolizes vitamin D supports the fact that sun exposure to the skin is the only natural and reliable way to process natural and intended levels of “the sunshine vitamin.”

The Vitamin D Council …

Poll Gives Split Message on Economy

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

With economic indicators starting to point in the right direction in parts of North America, a poll conducted in December gives a split-message on the overall retail environment, with just under half of salons saying that their retail conditions …

New York Enacts New Regulations on Tanning

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The state of New York put new regulations on the indoor tanning business community into effect on Tuesday.

According to the state’s Web site, the new rules require teens ages 14 to 18 to have parental consent before using a …

How Bad Was New Sun Scare Study?

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010


The University of Minnesota study published this week in the Archives of Dermatology attempts to build a case that no one is getting the message that too much UV is a bad thing and that indoor tanning is to blame …

Shades of Marketing

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Have you ever noticed that fast food chains like McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s all use similar color schemes? There’s a reason for that; the colors red, yellow and blue all make consumers feel a certain way.

KISSmetrics, a marketing …