Tanning Tax Takes Effect

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Starting July 1, many businesses offering tanning services must collect a 10 percent excise tax on the tanning services they provide. This excise tax requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act that was enacted in March 2010.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Within my lawn I have over 100 citrus, mango and avocado trees. When I use Scott’s Bonus S Weed and Feed, am I feeding my new fruit any poison? Will the weed killer be taken up by the fruit? — Richard Weissman, Miami, FL

Summit Hospital’s Wound Healing Program Gets High Marks

SUMMIT – Overlook Hospital’s Wound Healing Program was recently accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and certified in wound care by the Joint Commission – two high honors that highlight the program’s success in helping patients heal faster using a combination of state-of-the-art technology and complementary techniques.

Accidents Happen: Get Your Affairs In Order

Recently, a man stepping off a curb near my office was struck and killed by a passing bus. Only 49, he clearly had many productive years ahead. Reading about it reminded me how quickly unexpected accidents can turn your family upside down, and how vitally important proper planning is.