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9 Things NOT to Give Out On Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, check out these tips for keeping the tricks to a minimum.9.  Toilet PaperTricksters already have their own.8.  ToothbrushesLike serving Tofurkey on Thanksgiving.7.  RaisinsA box of dried rabbit poops will only make YOU feel good.6.  CarrotsHalloween is not a teachable moment — skip the nutrition lesson.5.  Hard CandiesOnly restaurants and Grandmas [...]

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Creepy Crawlies for Halloween

I have this friend I need to tell you about; let’s call her Susie. Susie is a HUGE fan of Halloween. It is her favorite holiday, if you can call it that, by far. Her house looks practically haunted when the clock strikes 12am on October 1st. Her decorations are a-ma-zing and her absolute dedication to reinventing spooky-but-fun is [...]

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Welcome to the Club!

Psst! I’m not generally a name dropper, but I’m in a club with Heidi Klum, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Courtney Cox, Madonna, Britney Spears, Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Rainn Wilson, and Adam Scott. We’re all members of the WHaLAS Club. It’s actually not as exclusive as it sounds. In fact, it’s not a club anyone would ever want to join. [...]

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How Have “Super Lice” Changed Back To School Season?

School has begun for everyone, and invasions of head lice have already been reported across the country. Lice awareness has been heightened by the recent onslaught of media coverage of a research study presented at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in August 2015. The findings showed that in 25 out of 30 states where [...]

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Hair Today, Lice Tomorrow?

So I took two of my kids to get their hair cut the other day and I figured it would be the usual routine: my 4 year old son wiggling in the airplane seat trying to avoid the clippers and my 8 year old daughter sitting patiently as the stylist worked on her. I was wrong. Not about [...]

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Battling “Super Lice” Naturally

Ever wonder why head lice outbreaks seem to occur more frequently? It’s because the insects have evolved into “super lice” that are genetically resistant to ingredients in many anti-lice products. That’s what came from a recent study presented (August 2015) at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The study found that more than 95% [...]

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The Lice Go Marching Two by Two, Hurrah (a.k.a. Back to School)

As we wind down another exciting, fun-filled (and hopefully for you, lice-free) camp season, everyone is racing around and gearing up for back-to-school. What does that mean to you? Probably spending a zillion dollars at Target or Staples, hunting for the latest "in" clothing and shoes, or tracking down the ultimate dorm and locker accessories [...]

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We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Elin R. Cohen!Pediatrician Dr. Elin R. Cohen, of Black Rock Pediatrics is one terrific doctor! But I'm not the only one who thinks so. Once again Dr. Cohen has been named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2015 in Fairfield County and the New York Metro Area. Yes, [...]

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Shock, Awe and Survival. . . Letters from School

Hi there! I'm Hillary, your go-to mom for info, and maybe a little entertainment, here at Lice Treatment Center. As a mother of three darlings, ages 8, 7 and 3, I have been privy to "the letter". Yes, a month ago I got the dreaded letter that accompanied my daughter home, lurking in her backpack, until it could [...]

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What do lice look like and how big are they?

Here at the Lice Treatment Center, we field a lot of questions about lice. Most of the wonderful folks we talk to are first-timers when it comes to recognizing what lice are and how small they can really be. The first step in recognizing your issue is to know what exactly to look for. We've put together [...]

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