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December 2006 Volume 7, Number 9
A report from the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools on the policies, politics and financing of health programming in schools

In This Issue

AAP Takes Stand on Marketing to Children and Adolescents

Unlimited advertising aimed at children is having health consequences and pediatricians and parents need to act, says a committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A Revolution in Head Lice Treatment—It’s a Lot of Hot Air!

Researchers say 30 minutes of hot air kills both lice and eggs, and treatments could easily be administered by parents or school volunteers.

Surfing for Thinness: Where Adolescents Go for Eating Disorders Support

Internet sites that treat eating disorders as a life style choice are often a source of information for teenagers with health questions.

Thoughts on a Nursing Shortage

There is a shortage of nurses in the United States, but there are also a lot of myths about why the shortage exists and what to do about it.

Credits: Virginia Robinson, Editor,
Health & Health Care in Schools is a monthly journal published in html and PDF versions by The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. Support for Health & Health Care in Schools is provided by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.