Super Lice: For Real, But Not Really Super

Super lice! They sound like villain mutants in a science-fiction B movie or at least a great title for one. The trailer might go something like this: “In a world where shower caps and toxic pesticides reigned supreme, there was only one force strong enough to avoid death—Super lice! They’re he ... Continue reading

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Inner Enlightenment: A Lesson From Lice

Inner Enlightenment: A Lesson from Lice Whether you’re a serious planner or a go-with-the-flow type, one case of head lice could have you scratching your head about which version of “you” actually showed up to deal with it. Is it crazy to think we have something to learn ab ... Continue reading

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Is Summer Camp a Vacation for Head Lice?

Summer Camp and a Long Lice Vacation No more teachers, no more books? Oh, it’s that special time of year when we pack up the kids for summer camp. They’ll be making the kind of memories that last forever. Get ready for tales of campfires, crafts, lakes and lice. Yes, lice! If ... Continue reading

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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 s ... Continue reading

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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 ... Continue reading

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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 ... Continue reading

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Lice Happens, But Do Pets Get Lice, Too?

The act of your child bringing home a head full of lice is disconcerting enough, but the thought of those unwelcome blood suckers spreading to an unsuspecting animal in your care is enough to give most pet owners an additional pang of guilt. In reality, head lice will never elicit so much as an ... Continue reading

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The Technology of Lice Removal

I think about lice. A lot. It’s an occupational hazard, but I can say with certainty that it’s better than the occupational hazards encountered on the Dirty Jobs episodes involving maggot farming, sewage removal or owl vomit collection. Recently, while engaged in a de-lice-full reverie, I rea ... Continue reading

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When Lice Happens in the Modern Family

I’m always up for a bit of comic relief when it comes to head lice, a welcome addition to the “calm-ick relief” which I practice here at Lice Happens.  Anyone who can make people laugh about lice is ok by me.  (I also like jokes about unmentionable bodily functions, but that can be our littl ... Continue reading

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Why I’m Thankful for Lice

As we approach the holiday season, it occurred to me that among the many things I’m grateful for, head lice hold a special place in my heart. Not because they’re kind of cute on the Lice Happens M&M’s we love so much. And not because after working with them for a while, I’ve developed an ... Continue reading

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