When It’s Not a Nit (You’re Not Crazy)

Like many parents, I am quietly watchful for head lice, strep throat, pink eye, and a host of other common conditions that make the rounds among school-age kids. We know these communicable health risks do not discriminate. They do not stick to hours of operation. It’s a mixed blessing to say the same about the … Continue reading “When It’s Not a Nit (You’re Not Crazy)”

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Do Selfies Spread Head Lice? Take Your Best Shot

Are you creeped out by cautionary tales of kids getting head lice from group selfies? Some say the cultural phenomenon has reached new heights in popularity and originality, but the concern over selfie-spread lice takes it to new lows. Isn’t it just like adults to spoil all the kids’ fun? Sheesh. Lice and the Will … Continue reading “Do Selfies Spread Head Lice? Take Your Best Shot”

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School Kids with Head Lice: What’s the Big Deal?

Head lice is a hot topic this week, thanks to a new report from the  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that recommends putting an end to some schools’ no-nit policies and instead, keeping kids with head lice in class. Their statement, released just this week, started with a wave of news stories and left a … Continue reading “School Kids with Head Lice: What’s the Big Deal?”

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