The Hair Fairy's Lice Prevention Checklist

Arm yourself with the Hair Fairy's facts so you can detect and prevent lice outbreaks.

A new mutant type of louse that's resistant to treatments is spreading across the country at an alarmingly fast rate. Known as super lice, these insects can spread from children to adults through overexposure. A recent study has revealed that 100 percent of lice tested are resistant to over-the-counter treatments, which can be a scary prospect for families currently dealing with this problem. With the help of "hair fairy" Maria Botham and entomologist Jeffrey White, check out these tips to find out how to be a lice hunter.

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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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