Ringworm at School – The Fungus Among Us

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You ever get an itch? Sure you do; we all itch once in a while. The challenge is: Can you get through this article without scratching...nope...you’re already noticing an itchy spot, right?It's not a parasite, it's a fungus! Okay...that video was way out of line...well...maybe not "way out." Anyway...Let’s talk

Do Lice Live In My Christmas Tree?

A study by Bjart Jordal Associate Professor at the University of Bergen , "There are a number of insects hiding in a Christmas tree.” The bugs come into your house like on a Trojan Horse being “welcomed” into you home while hiding in the inner workings of the bark.During the summer

Thunderstorm Asthma

Have you ever noticed that the number of asthma-suffering children who seek help from the school nurse increases just after a storm front has moved through? A lot of factors play a role in the wide-spread exacerbation of individual asthmatic symptoms. But when we notice many of the children coming

Wear Blue – World Diabetes Day November 14th

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. You don’t only have to wear blue…you can BE BLUE. Blue hair, Blue fingernails, Blue make up, Blue…well…what every you want to make BLUE!We all have heard of Diabetes. It comes in many different forms: diabetes mellitus type one, diabetes mellitus type two, diabetes insipidus and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that is characterized by

Concussion Symptoms Assessment for the School Nurse

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“Whoa, man! What happened to you? Did you get in a fight with a ninja?” A little kindergartner enters the health office with a huge goose egg on his right forehead. “I bet you licked him, didn’t you?” Of course, without a frame of reference, the kinder looks at me

Hepatitis A Outbreak – To Immunize or Not to Immunize

Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreak Immunize Not Immunize

State Of Emergency Over Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreak "California declared a state of emergency Friday (October 13th, 2017) after a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak has spread faster than the state’s ability to supply the vaccine that can ward off the disease." says Jack Davis over at westernjournalism.com. A “state of emergency”