OCT 2018

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[ 64 ] • # dayspamagazine • october 2018 in the news W E L L N E S S W A T C H The fi rst-ever U.S. hot springs conference will take place from November 7 to 9 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Designed for hot springs owners, operators, general managers, directors and marketing professionals, The Hot Springs Connection event will feature a wide range of networking and learning opportunities. "I often wondered why there was no national eff ort to promote hot springs as a whole in the United States," says conference organizer Vicky Nash, CEO of communications and marketing fi rm Resort Trends. "After doing some research and conducting a survey of 200-plus commercial facilities, I discovered that there was industry interest in creating some sort of networking organization." Scheduled discussion and presentation topics include a Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards; Hot Springs Water Rights; Building a New Hot Springs; and the Global Wellness Institute's Hot Springs Initiative. "The fi rst goal is to get all the U.S. hot springs communicating and sharing information," says Nash. "At the end of the conference, perhaps a formal trade association can be created so they can do some strategic planning and visioning to benefi t the hot springs industry." To learn more, visit Spring It On According to a preliminary study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, people who develop unusually frequent cases of the form of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) appear to be at a signifi cantly increased risk for the development of other cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate. "We discovered that people who develop six or more BCCs during a 10-year period are about three times more likely than the general population to develop other unrelated cancers," says Kavita Sarin, MD, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology. "We're hopeful that this fi nding could be a way to identify people at an increased risk for a life-threatening malignancy before those cancers develop." In addition, a study published in JAMA Dermatology found that Australians aged 18 to 40 years who were regular users of sunscreen in childhood reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 40 percent, compared to those who rarely used sunscreen. "The association of sun exposure and sunburn with melanoma risk, particularly in childhood, is well established," says lead researcher Anne Cust, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Sydney. "This study confi rms that sunscreen is an effective form of sun protection, and should be applied regularly during childhood and throughout adulthood whenever the UV Index is 3 or above to reduce the risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers." H E A L I N G N E W S SKIN CANCER CORRELATIONS The Elite Eye Mask Order 12 or More and get FREE SHIPPING and SPECIAL PRICING! PROTECT YOUR LASH EXTENSION INVESTMENT Introducing LashSavers TM EXTENDS THE LIFE OF LASH EXTENSIONS AND STRIP LASHES PROTECTS EYES AND LASHES DURING SLEEP, MASSAGE AND TRAVEL WASHABLE ONE SIZE FITS ALL • • • • TO ORDER: 800.690.1654 Eye Mask © GETTY IMAGES

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