Lice give a whole new meaning to getting to the head of the class. Back-to-school season signifies the end of summer, but it also means the risk of children getting lice increases significantly. “It’s really not an issue of cleanliness,” Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a dermatologist at the Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center in California said […]

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Five Items Your Child Should Bring to Summer Camp

July 28, 2017

It’s that time of year when schools let out and kids all across the country get set to go to summer camp. There’s a long list of essential s to send your kid to camp with, including sunscreen, a bathing suit and a beach towel, but we decided to find some under-the-radar items that will […]

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Back-to-School List for Parents

July 28, 2017

One of the tasks associated with going back to school each year is compiling a list of school supplies that your child will need to be prepared.  Pens, pencils and notebooks are essentials to any child’s school year, but there’s another checklist that parents should be mindful of as summer winds down. To help parents, […]

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How to Prevent Head Lice

May 19, 2017

“Your child has lice” are four of the most stressful words a parent can hear from a teacher or school nurse. Head lice spread easily, especially in a school environment, which is why parents must be vigilant with their children and the way they care for themselves. Here are some tips on preventing head lice. […]

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A Different Kind of Egg Hunt

April 4, 2017

Fourteen Easter mornings ago, I was in a doctor’s office undergoing an ultrasound to determine the progress of egg development in my ovaries. Once the maturation of the eggs was complete, the egg retrieval was performed. Yes, I underwent In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to have my kids. And it went well––two healthy eggs, two perfect […]

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New Season, More Head Lice?

March 21, 2017

Spring is here and depending on your geographical location of course, warm weather is in full bloom. Does the heat, humidity, or dry air bring more head lice? Regardless of your local temperatures, are head lice seasonal? The answer to both questions is a resounding, “No!” Head lice need to be on a human head […]

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You’re Not Crazy, but it’s Not Lice

March 3, 2017

If you’re like us, the mere mention of the word “lice” instantly makes your head itch. Just reading that line probably made you instinctively reach for your head and start scratching furiously. And you’re still going. At this point, you have probably abandoned the “one hand scratching, one hand scrolling” method and have all hands […]

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Get this Straight!

January 11, 2017

When it comes to lice prevention, one relatively unknown method is to dry your hair on a hot setting. Drying hair with a hair dryer on a hot setting can help prevent head lice. Styling hair with a curling iron or flat iron can help too because heat kills nits. A nit is a lice […]

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The Origin of the Word Cootie

January 10, 2017

coot·ie / ˈko͞otē/ noun North American informal plural noun: cooties a louse a children’s term for an imaginary germ or repellent quality transmitted by obnoxious or slovenly people While most people are familiar with the imaginary cootie, the history behind the word and its more literal usage is interesting. Initially, cootie was used to refer […]

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Are you pulling your hair out?

October 24, 2016

Or are you pulling your kid’s hair ––as you try to comb out lice eggs? Dealing with a case of head lice is uncomfortable enough; there’s no need for painful tugging on hair, or hair loss, when nit combing. With the proper natural lice treatment products and combing technique, you can glide through this unpleasant […]

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