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All the important info YOU need to know

It’s healthier? Not really…

May29

NEISD has posted an information page about Vaping

Escape the Vape

Getting Ready for Summer: Dry Drowning

May28

“You know there is an issue when medical providers are learning medical terms from social media, and not the other way around. That’s exactly what happened to me (and many of my colleagues) with dry drowning.”

Gaming addiction, is this a real disorder?

May21

“Andrew Newberg, M.D., a neuroscientist at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson Health, has devised a way to illustrate some of the physiological and structural changes happening to gamers. He wants to compare a gamer’s brain to a non-gamer’s brain to see how the response to different stimuli affects them. Amado, a 12-year-old fellow student at Cash’s school who loves music, basketball and watching movies, fits the profile of a non-gamer, occasionally playing car-racing games but who overall isn’t into video games.”

Check out this comparison of MRI scans in these two boys

 

Snakes Bites and Children

May3

If you have lived here longer than 5 minutes you know that this is a legitimate concern in our area.

Some recommendations for treating snake bites have changed from the old recommendations and some are counter-intuitive.
Click here to read up on symptoms and treatment for snake bites

Speaking of breakfast!

April25

I grew up in the DFW area and was never confused about what is a kolache. Apparently this is just a South Texas thing? But soon after we moved here in the early 2000s I had my first “but that isn’t a kolache” disappointment.

let’s let Texas Monthly set you straight!

If it’s not Sweet it’s not a Kolache

P.S. You can bring me a kolache anytime 😉

They need to eat breakfast

April24

I tell students all day erryday they need to eat a good breakfast in the morning. They often come to the clinic in the late morning before lunch with complaints of stomachaches and headaches. Guess what? They haven’t had anything to eat yet. Turns out, that nagging from the school nurse really is just good advice 😉

from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Association of Skipping Breakfast With Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality

Don’t put ice (or anything else) on a burn

April12

I have come across multiple home remedies for burn care but the one I see most often is ice. Do not put ice on a burn!
First aid for small minor burns involves running cool water over the affected area or using a cool damp compress if running water is not available. Ice (and other substances such as butter, mustard or ointments) may lead to further tissue damage.

Here is another great article from Kids Health that outlines burn care and also describes when you need to seek medical care:

Burn Care

Full time School Nurses are essential

March20

In NEISD we have a full time Registered Nurses at every single campus. Each nurse must have a minimum Bachelor’s of Science degree. Other districts are not so lucky…

 

“Parkes said the shooting convinced him that it is nothing less than “obscene” that schools do not have full-time nurses.

We all deserve a fabulous week off!

March8

HAVE FUN!

PLEASE talk to your kids about Vaping

March7

I recently had a student tell me “There is nothing in it. It’s just ‘vape juice'”

Please help your kids understand that there is no such thing as something with “nothing” in it.

“E-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking devices. They have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor, which the person inhales. That’s why using e-cigarettes is called “vaping.”

Fun fact: The lethal dose of arsenic is about 70-80mg/kg of body weight. The lethal dose of cyanide is about 1.5mg/kg of body weight.

And the lethal dose of nicotine is about 0.8 mg/kg of body weight!

Vaping: What you need to know

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