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News Archive for November, 2011

Sunshine Vitamin Fights Flu: Report

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Studies connecting subjects with low vitamin D levels with higher risk of flu and autoimmune disease are getting more attention this winter – including a large feature published Tuesday in The Toronto Star.

“Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine …

Wait on Last Tanner: Smart Tan Poll

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

A majority of indoor tanning businesses will remain open as long as their last tanners are in the salon and will take tanners up until their published closing time, according to a poll conducted in late November.

According to …

Low ‘D’ Linked to Heart Disease

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Yet another study has linked low levels of “The Sunshine Vitamin” with higher rates of heart disease and early death.

University of Kansas researchers, looking at more than 10,000 patients, found that 70 percent were vitamin D deficient and that …

Editor: I Get ‘D’ from Sunshine

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

The editor of the Harvard Health Letter told readers that he gets much of his “sunshine vitamin” the old-fashioned and natural way: By going into the sun and taking a walk. “Being of sound mind and body, and responsible for …

You Can’t Overdose Sunny ‘D’

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Vitamin D supplements — but not sunshine-induced vitamin D — led to unnaturally high vitamin D blood levels in a Utah study claiming that vitamin D blood levels over 100 ng/ml (250 mol/L) increase the risk of atrial fibrillation in …

Quote of the Week:
Tans Are Not Damage, Derm Says

Monday, November 21st, 2011

“A suntan is an evolutionary device, it protects against burning. A suntan is just a sign of increased pigment, melanin, in the skin and is a natural biological response to the sun, not a sign of skin damage.” — Dr. …

Anchorage Salon Prepares for Small Business Saturday

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Michelle Novy, owner of Run to the Sun Tanning Salon in Anchorage, Alaska, has decided to downplay Black Friday this year in order to make Small Business Saturday stand out. Novy will open the salon doors Saturday, Nov. 26 at …

Economists Predict Moderate U.S. Growth

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The U.S. Economy should continue on a course of moderate growth over the next two years, University of Michigan economists forecasted Thursday — a process they are calling a marathon rather than a sprint.

“Job gains have picked up a …