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Tick-ing Time Bomb: Lyme Disease Conquers New Territory

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

A recent CDC study reported that in 2013, there were 260 counties throughout the United States that experienced double the number of Lyme Disease cases expected, up from 130 a decade earlier.

10 Essential Facts About Lyme Disease

Posted 08.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Allison Pohle for Everyday Health Every year, U.S. state health departments report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease to the Centers for Dis...

Here's What You Need To Know About Ticks

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Bad news: Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness, has more than doubled over the past 20 years. In 1995 there were just over 10,000 cases o...

Lyme Disease Danger Zones Are Spreading Throughout Northeast & Midwest

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

  NEW YORK (AP) — The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government ...

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

The List Of Tick-Transmitted Diseases Is Growing

Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the lates...

Parenting a Sick Child Has Made Me a Chronic Worrier

John McCormick | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

Like many other anguished parents, I don't want to see more children suffer and lead compromised lives. I want to see medical professionals come together with an openness to new approaches, putting the needs of sick children first, and using the resources of the global medical community to find a cure for Lyme disease.

How NOT to Remove a Tick During Breakfast

Sarah Kooiman | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Sarah Kooiman

While I combed my fingers through his hair, I prattled some nonsense about his math homework, hollered at Micah not to pick his nose while eating breakfast, and reminded Thomas that we don't lick the syrup off the plate. I was really only slightly paying attention to the task in front of me until I suddenly encountered something under my son's hair that made my own hair stand on end.

New Tick-Borne 'Bourbon Virus' Is Deadly And Unlike Anything Previously Seen In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Researchers have identified the cause of a Kansas farmer's mysterious death this summer as Bourbon virus. Thought to be transmitted by ticks, the v...

The Truth About Treating Lyme Disease

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer There's a silent epidemic creeping around us, and mainstream medicine has o...

How a Rock Musician Inspired One Family Dealing With Lyme Disease

John McCormick | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Watching my son sing along with Morton at the Typhoon concert was an uplifting and touching experience.

Myths About Bug Spray... Debunked!

The Active Times | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A few weeks ago we discussed the best bug sprays for protecting your skin this summer. After chatting with three different dermatologists the conclusi...

Beat the Bite: The Best Bug Sprays

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who h...

A Tick Bite, an Illness and Questionable Diagnostic Tests

Beth Daley | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Daley

There are thousands of truly sick people who are convinced that they have a chronic form of Lyme. But many of them receive a diagnosis based on unvalidated tests that have never fully been proven to show they correctly identify the disease.

Abigail Wise

You're Putting On Your Bug Spray All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season for picnics, bonfires and camping, but along with the sunshine and fresh air come insects. Not only are they annoying and their bites ...

The Hidden Epidemic Of Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

It is time we took a serious look at Lyme Disease. If not treated early and appropriately, infection with Lyme can produce chronic disease that can cause severe pain, debilitating fatigue, reduced quality of life and neurological problems such as impaired memory and concentration.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - More from Norway

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

C.M. Rubin, Dr. Richard Horowitz, and Siw Hansson at the NorVect Global Tick-borne Diseases Conference in Oslo Complicated problems usually have ...

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - Research We Need

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The starting point for all research must be to look at the tick itself to understand which bacteria and viruses are in the ticks, especially in ende...

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - World's Leading Scientists Will Meet in Oslo

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Lyme disease continues to be an increasing problem in the Scandinavian countries. In a first of its kind conference in Scandinavia, several of th...

The Global Search For Education: Ticks - Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted." - Dr. Tom Monath What if we cou...

The Global Search for Education: Austria - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"In patients with persistent symptoms, I think the number with co-infections is almost 100%. I only have a few patients with classic Lyme." - Elke S...

The Global Search for Education: The 300,000 - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We need to continue to understand the range of infections that may be passed along in a tick bite such as Babesia, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. I...

WATCH: Tiny Vampire Sticks It To Victim's Skin

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 10.31.2013 | Science

A tick sucking blood from a victim has been caught in action on video, in all its gory glory. The new tick-sucking video, described today (Oct. 29) ...

Families Find a New PAL in the Fight Against Lyme

John McCormick | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
John McCormick

At first, we questioned why Will had been so unfortunate. But we gradually discovered he was one of the lucky ones. Our doctors caught the disease before it had infected his nervous system. The antibiotic treatment worked, and today Will is leading the normal, healthy life of an active high school teenager.