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Help Students Avoid the ‘Pain’ of Back-to-School

Today’s students are susceptible to a range of musculoskeletal injuries, such as neck and back pain, as a result of some of the equipment and devices they frequently use: backpacks, smartphones and other mobile devices. As the end of summer approaches, parents can help their children avoid the “aches and pains” of going back to school by providing some practical advice, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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Four Tips to Help Parents Cope with Their Child’s Transition From High School to College

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The transition from high school to college can be as difficult for parents as it is for the students leaving the house. Becky Scott, M.S.W., lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, shares four tips to help parents adjust when their children transition to college.

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Worried About Super Lice? Keep Comb & Carry On

Karen Sheehan, MD, general pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, shares tips on what you need to know about super lice.

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Head Lice Super Strain Causes Concern as Kids Head Back to the Classroom

Reports of a super strain of head lice have many parents concerned as kids head back to the classrooms for the new school year. The dreaded “lice letter” that comes home in backpacks when lice is found in a classroom is causing even greater anxiety this year, as the bugs are becoming more resistant to over-the-counter shampoos and medications. A lice infestation is about as common as a cold, but trying to rid your life of them is even more of a head-scratcher than the disgusting bugs themselves.

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University of Delaware Expert Has Tips for Families to Help Get Back-to-School Routines on Track

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The Art of Letting Go

Ready or not, throngs of parents will say goodbye to their teenagers this month as their children transition to freshmen in college. Expert E. Christine Moll, PhD, offers advice for parents.