Heartland Healthy Heads Lice Removal and Resource Center travels to Guatemala Orphanage

Head Lice is a worldwide phenomenon. While it does not usually cause any harm it is a pesky and irritating problem. Getting rid of head lice can take a toll on families emotionally, psychologically and financially. Heartland Healthy Heads Lice Removal and Resource Center, located in Olathe, KS, is owned and operated by 2 sisters, Susan Truluck and Cherie Parker, who are certified in the Shepherd Method of Strand by Strand Nit Removal. Not only are they helping families locally by providing a safe and effective treatment option and educating the community about head lice, they have now participated in the Shepherd Institute Global Outreach. The Shepherd Institute is operated by Katie Shepherd, one of the world’s leading head lice experts, providing head lice removal certification, conducting clinical research on head lice products and traveling the world treating and teaching about head lice. Co-Owner, Cherie Parker just returned from the Prince of Peace Home for Girls in San Cristobal, Guatemala. Over 60 girls and staff were checked for head lice, 27 were treated and 12 older girls were educated on head lice removal to control head lice in the future. Just as in the United States most girls had been treated with over the counter products and could not get past the pesky little problem. Over the counter products, can be harmful, contain pesticides and are often ineffective in removing the lice eggs (nits), so families never really get past head lice. Heartland Healthy Heads is dedicated to providing head lice education. Education is the key to ending all the myths about head lice and reducing the stigma associated with having head lice. Here are a few facts: •Head lice do not jump or fly; they have 6 legs with claws that clamp down on hair strands. •Lice can’t survive unless on the human head, they need human blood to survive. •Once off they head a louse will only live 24 hours, it needs to feed every 3-4 hours to live. •Head lice only live on the human head; they will not live on other body parts or on your pet. •Most common means of spreading head lice is through head to head contact. •A female louse lays between 8-10 eggs a day. They multiply fast so early treatment is best. Heartland Healthy Heads Lice Removal and Resource Center is all about educating and eliminating head lice. All questions regarding head lice are welcome. For questions or to schedule an appointment call our 24 hour Lice Line: 913-730-NITS (6487) or email info@heartlandhealthyheads.com. For further information please refer to our website www.heartlandhealthyheads.com

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