Right to See Student Cumulative Record

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Be careful young man. If you keep this up, this will go on your permanent school record!” said the teacher to the misbehaving student. This type of threat has been heard in schools over the years and the thought of a cumulative record that follows students as they progress through school is intriguing. It is also a bit of a mystery what exactly is in…

Washing Hands Prevents Colds in Kids

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Ok everyone, it is time to eat. Make sure to wash your hands before sitting down,” reminded the mother to her children. This is a common reminder many parents use prior to eating and it illustrates the importance parents place on hand washing. Washing hands is one of the best ways for children to prevent various diseases including the cold, flu, and RSV. It is so…

E-Cigarettes and Teens

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

A plume of vapor escaped the teenager’s mouth as he began to inhale again on his e-cigarette. The taste of vanilla flooded his taste buds as he felt more relaxed and clear-headed. He looked over to his friends who were also vaping, smiled, and said, “We have to do this more often”. The use of e-cigarettes by high school students has more than tripled to…

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