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Jun

7

Lice Clinics of America Gives 2018 Community Caring Award to OneEighty for Turning Lives Around

At its annual summit in April, Lice Clinics of America® awarded its 2018 Community Caring Award to OneEighty, an organization dedicated to bringing hope, love, and opportunity to people and communities impacted by crisis, poverty, or addiction in the “Quad Cities” area of northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa. “As we look at the support received

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Jun

4

Lice Clinics of America Partners with CareCredit to Help Consumers Finance Treatments

Lice Clinics of America®, the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers and exclusive providers of treatment using the revolutionary “one and done” AirAllé® medical device, announced a partnership with consumer healthcare financing leader CareCredit. “Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for families to get head lice out of their

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May

23

Environmental Watchdog Sounds Alarm on Pesticides Used in Lice Products

Environmental Watchdog Sounds Alarm on Pesticides Used in Lice Products The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend its study of pyrethroids until it can include six studies on links to the pesticide’s impact on childhood cognitive and psychological development. Claiming that a “crucial decision on pesticides and

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May

23

Chemicals in Lice Products Linked to Health Problems in Children

25Chemicals in Lice Products Linked to Health Problems in Children Pyrethroids are a class of chemicals used in insecticides, including the most popular head lice medications. A new study in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports what many had feared for decades—that “exposure to certain pyrethroids, at environmental levels, may negatively affect neurobehavioral development by

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May

14

Pharmacy Times Warns of Risks of OTC Lice Products

Pharmacy Times Warns of Risks of OTC Lice Products According to an article in Today’s Pharmacist, “Pharmacists should be aware of the limitations of over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, to which lice are widely resistant.” The latest research, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016, found that 98 percent of lice in 42 states are

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May

11

Guide to Contagious Conditions at School

Guide to Contagious Conditions at School Schools can be petri dishes for certain health problems—an ideal place for contagious conditions to spread. Contagious conditions vary in their severity and in the manner they are spread. Here are the most common contagions and some tips to avoid them. The Cold The common cold is the most

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Apr

25

Because You Love Your Children, Don’t Use Lice Products with Pyrethroids

If you love your children, you won’t want to use lice products that use pyrethroids. Here’s why. Pyrethroids are the class of pesticide used by the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) lice products. That’s right. These products use pesticides. For decades, parents have been dousing their children’s heads with toxic chemicals to treat head lice. Pyrethroids

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