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September is National Head Lice Prevention Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6-12 million head lice infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3-11 years old. With kids heading back to school, September is a prime month to raise awareness about head lice. Head lice are parasitic insects that can live on a person’s head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. They are about 2-3 mm long (the…

Posted on Sep. 20, 2019 in From Our Perspective

September 18th is National School Backpack Awareness Day

Pencils. Paper. Binder. Calculator. Lunchbox. Backpack. With kids gearing up for school right now, it’s important to do our role in preparing them to do their very best. Sending them off with a backpack is a seemingly simple item on many parents’ back-to-school checklists. As simple as it seems, however, choosing a backpack is something that should be done thoughtfully and carefully. The American Occupational Therapy…

Posted on Sep. 18, 2019 in From Our Perspective

Child Passenger Safety Week 2019

September 15th – 21st has been designated as Child Passenger Safety Week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to NHTSA, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 13 and many times, injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper use of car seats/booster seats and seat belts. To help prevent injuries, NHTSA is focusing on education on…

Posted on Sep. 16, 2019 in From Our Perspective

September is National Childhood Obesity Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 1 out of every 5 (19%) children and adolescents aged 2-19 years old are obese. Childhood obesity is more common among certain populations, including specific races and socioeconomic groups. Hispanics (26%) and non-Hispanic blacks (22%) have a higher prevalence than non-Hispanic whites (14.1%) and non-Hispanic Asians (11%). Children in the lowest (19%) and middle (20%)…

Posted on Sep. 16, 2019 in From Our Perspective