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News Archive for February, 2015

Diabetes Tied to ‘D’ Deficiency, Regardless of Weight

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Vitamin D deficiency is more closely related to developing type 2 diabetes than obesity, which is most commonly perceived to be associated with the disease, according to new research published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Did CDC Burn the Truth in ER-Sunbed Report?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

In December, two senior officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention published a short report in one of the American Medical Association’s journals, asking the public to believe that sunbeds cause 3,234 emergency room visits per year …

Base Tans Protect Whales from Sunburn Too

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

This may be the first time you’ve ever been okay with the notion of being compared to a whale.

A study reported by USA Today found that whales, like humans, tan in order to protect themselves from sunburn.

Because of …

‘Good Morning America’ Revisits Spray Tanning Safety

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Dear Smart Tan Family —

ABC News Good Morning America produced a report last week about DHA spray tanning safety — concentrating on whether or not consumers understand that the FDA recommends that consumers take protective measures to avoid inhalation, …

Vitamin D Important for NFL Players: Study

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Players with higher vitamin D levels were less likely to get cut from the team during preseason in a recent study involving members of the Pittsburg Steelers, the Vitamin D Council reports. Higher levels also related to less likelihood of …

Your Guide to Checking References

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Any salon owner will tell you that the staff you hire can make or break your business, yet so many tanning businesses fail to implement a thorough hiring process. It requires a tremendous level of responsibility and trustworthiness to put …

Important FDA Alert: Your Sun Capsule will soon be out of compliance

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

From Thomas Holland, CEO, Sun Capsule, Inc.

In 2014, Congress passed legislation that reclassifies all tanning equipment as Class II medical devices. There are new stringent re-labeling requirements for your tanning equipment that must be implemented soon or you will …

U.S. Derms Refer 900,000 To Sunbeds: Survey

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

An International Smart Tan Network survey of 6,881 indoor tanning clients revealed that 11 percent of tanning clients say a doctor referred them to a tanning salon for therapeutic reasons and that 28 percent of those referring physicians were dermatologists. …