Tag Archives: Prevention

How to Identify Pinkeye and Prevent Spreading

We all get an eyelash in our eye from time to time, causing a little discomfort and a momentary concern for a parent, but it’s nothing compared to the redness and swelling that comes from pinkeye. Formally known as Conjunctivitis, pinkeye is a common concern for school nurses and the parents of school-aged children alike. […]

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Calling All Travelers: 5 Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

Many of us love to travel, but not every aspect of a travel adventure is fun and games. From lost luggage to a sunburn, there can be little annoyances along the way, but the enjoyment of seeing a new place usually outweighs the hassles. With summer coming to a close, there’s no better time to […]

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August is Immunization Awareness Month — Stop Disease & Illness in Its Tracks!

Maybe it’s still hot outside, but the truth is that summer is beginning to wind down and it’s time to start thinking about a new school year. Notebooks, backpacks, pencils and clothing are all important, but what’s even more important is your child’s health. There are many things you can do to prepare for a […]

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How-to Prevent, Identify and Treat Head Lice

We’ve all heard of lice, your family has even probably had a scare or two. Of the three variations of lice – head lice, body lice and public lice – head lice is the most common. Furthermore, according to a WebMd article, surveys have shown that 10-20% of school children have head lice at any […]

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