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School is back in session and sometimes that brings unwanted health consequences. One common problem is head lice. Lice are tiny gray-colored, parasitic insects that may infest the skin anywhere on the body. They move quickly and can be difficult to see. They spread from person to person by close body contact, shared clothing and blankets, and other items (such as hats, hairbrushes, and combs). Human lice survive by feeding only on human blood. Therefore, dogs, cats, or other pets do not play a role in the transmission of human lice. Lice infection is usually characterized by intense itching.

During the first six months of your baby’s life, breast milk is the ideal form of nutrition according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Small children are frequently seen holding a smart phone or a tablet watching videos, swiping through photos, or coloring a picture. Even babies and toddlers enjoy touchscreen technology because of its instant gratification and constant flow of entertainment via colorful images, sounds, and rapid movements.

Back to School

It's that time of year for the school buses to start their routes and add to traffic

congestion - it's time to go back to school!

Dogs are wonderful pets and companions and may easily become part of the family for many years. Kids and adults alike enjoy a deep satisfaction caring for and spending time with dogs. However, in the United States, there are 4.7 million dog bites occur every year. More than half of those bites happen to kids under the age of 14. They range from an innocent little nip to injuries severe enough to require hospitalization and even surgery.

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