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Living Right: Back To School Lice-Free

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Kids are all back to school, but they could end up bringing home more than just homework.  

Head lice are something many parents dread and are one of the top reasons kids miss school.  

To prevent a full out infestation that doesn't seem to go away, learn fact from fiction when it comes to these creepy crawlies.  

The main culprit is direct head to head contact, like hugging and playing. 

Kids are unlikely to pick up lice from hats, combs, or bike helmets. 

Studies show that once lice are off the scalp, they die within hours.